{Recipes} Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is my favorite season for many reasons…one of which is that you can get almost anything pumpkin flavored! I was feeling inspired this past weekend, so I decided to bake up some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and they turned out so delish that I just had to share. If you like a more cake-y cookie, you’ll love them! And while I generally prefer cookies hot out of the oven, I definitely like these better when they’re cold.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: about 3 dozen | Prep time: 15 minutes | Bake time: 8-9 minutes per batch

[Adapted from AllRecipes.com]


  • 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Additional 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet(s).
  2. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil and egg.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt. Dissolve the additional 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  4. Add vanilla, then chocolate chips.
  5. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-9 minutes or until lightly brown.

Let cool and enjoy!

About Nicole Denton

With a love of planning just about anything — from her own wedding, to bridal and baby showers, to dinner parties, and more – Nicole is the Plunge Project’s founder and former editor-in-chief. A New Jersey native, Nicole has called Chandler, Arizona home since 2013, where she currently lives with her husband Michael; two pit bulls, Shelby and Link; and cat, Kity Perry. A University of Tennessee graduate, Nicole has a bachelors in communications and a career at a rapidly-growing digital marketing firm.

2 Comments on {Recipes} Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Kelly
    October 19, 2011 at 10:13 am (4 years ago)

    These seriously are the best cookies! Great flavors and a cake-like consistency! :)

    • Nicole
      October 19, 2011 at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Kelly :)


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