Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is my favorite season to spend in the kitchen. More specifically, it’s my favorite time of the year to bake. I don’t bake very much, since that would naturally lead to the consumption of said baked goods. But for the fall, I make an exception.

I spent the afternoon baking these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are soft and cakey, with the right amount of crunch around the edges. They have a great spiced pumpkin flavor, and the chocolate adds a wonderful twist. They pair well with coffee or vanilla ice cream, and are the perfect cookies for the fall season.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Adapted from All Recipes

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves together in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and lightened in color, about 1 minute. Mix in the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended. Mix in the flour mixture. Mix in the chips. Scoop mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing the cookies at least 2 1/2-inches apart. Use a spatula to smooth and flatten the rounds. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time until the tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry, about 18 minutes. Cool them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. The cookies can be stored in a tightly covered container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

21 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Such an interesting recipe! The cookies look so good. Pumpkin and chocolate – wow, would have never thought they could go well together, but apparently they do:) Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  2. I’m pretty sure I made these years and years ago in my grade eight cooking class. I still remember them being quite possibly the best cookies ever.I’m actually going to make these sometime this weekend. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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  3. thank you for this recipe…i actually have been baking a lot of pumpkin goodies lately, and I have actually been thinking that a pumkin cookie would be awesome…so, i guess I know what I will be making today!

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  4. I made these cookies last week and they are delicious. I took a few to work for my co-workers to try. They were a hit. I’m going to make them for our cookie exchange in a few days!

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