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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
4.6 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.6/5 (13)
Course: Drop CookiesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy



These are a moist pumpkin spice cookie with chocolate chips and optional, but highly recommended chocolate glaze. This cookie has the texture of a cake or muffin, and the flavor is phenomenal. It’s one of my personal favorites.


  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1-3/4 teaspoons salt

  • 1 (796ml or 29-ounce) can pumpkin purée (3-1/3 cups canned pumpkin)

  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

  • 4 recipes Chocolate Glaze (optional)

  • sprinkles (optional)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Beat oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt together. Add to sugar mixture alternately with pumpkin, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.
  • Drop with a 2-tablespoon (#30) cookie scoop onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 14 minutes or set (a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean, but avoid any melted chocolate areas). For a larger quantity of smaller cookies, use a 1-tablespoon (#70) cookie scoop and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Cool on wire rack. Once cool, if desired, glaze with our Chocolate Glaze (you will need to quadruple the recipe) and decorate with sprinkles (optional).



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Love these have made several times. Huge hit. I bake them for 18 minutes and they are still so soft and chewy.
- Mary
These taste great but they're very, very soft. I wonder if I followed the recipe correctly? What results did others have?
- A Baker
The chocolate glaze kicks them up a notch. Note that the dough freezes quite well. I baked half the cookies, froze the dough, and made another batch a couple weeks later. No problem!
- A Baker
These were fantastic! I topped them with a dollop of cream cheese maple syrup frosting - you can reheat for a couple of seconds and the frosting perfectly melts. Delicious! As an fyi, not sure if I didn't make the cookies big enough (they were a perfect "2 bites"), but I ended up with 9 dozen instead of the 5 dozen.
- Sharon
Made these cookies for a cookie exchange and they went over great!! I had rave reviews!! So good I am making another batch today!!
- Cheryl
These cookies were a 'huge' hit with the people I work with. I didn't put any glaze on them, but the next time I make these (which will be very soon) I'm going to experiment with some different glazes rather than relying on the chocolate. I doubled the recipe since I have so many people I need to give cookies to, and it doubled well. Also survived several weeks in the freezer without losing any taste. These are definitely on the cookie list for next year. YUM!!!
- Chesapeakelady
Great cookies! They take a while but they are most defiantly worth it! A good idea is to make half with chocolate chips and half without but with cream cheese frosting. The cream cheese frosting is to die for. DELICIOUS!
- Shannon
I love these cookies they are delicious but... you should try taking out the chocolate chips and instead putting on a dab of cream cheese frosting it's delicious
- Yolanda
wuold make again and again and again. It was wonderful. I can't wait to share it with the family this thanksgiving too.
- A Baker
I make these every year. I like them best fresh from the oven or warmed slightly. As other reviewers note, this is a very spongey, cake-like cookie and tend to get sticky-moist if left over time. My husband prefers them without the chocolate chips, but he dislikes chocolate.
- Cookie Mama
Everyone loved it! Mine came out very sticky and looking funny, but they were a hit anyway because they tasted so good!
- Kelly
The best pumpkin cookies by far. Taste like muffin tops. Whole family loved them.
- Carol
This was a fantastic recipe! I made these for a Christmas party and everyone loved them and several asked for the recipe. They are soft, light, and easily addictive. This is a definite keeper.
- A Baker
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