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pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a plate on a blue napkin next to a white mug

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

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  • Author: Joanie Simon
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


These cozy fall-flavored chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are soft and light, just like pumpkin bread, but in cookie form.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 16oz can pumpkin puree
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350f
  • Cream together 3/4 cup softened butter with 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla and 2 cups sugar until smooth
  • Add 16oz canned pumpkin puree to the butter mixture and mix to combine
  • In a separate bowl, combine 4 cups flour, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp nutmeg, 3 tsp cinnamon, 1.5 tsp baking powder, 1.5 tsp baking soda and stir to combine all dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together until incorporated.
  • Add in the 2 cups chocolate chips and fold in until just incorporated.
  • Scoop 1 oz – 1 1/3oz scoops of cookie dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or silpat baking mat.  The cookies don’t spread a ton, so you can place them relatively close together.
  • Bake at 350F for 15 minutes until cookies are fully baked through and transfer to a cooling rack before enjoying.


  • These cookies are great to freeze and enjoy later.  Put them in an airtight bag, removing the extra air, and then seal and freeze up to three months.  When you’re ready to enjoy, just remove them from the freezer and keep them at room temperature to defrost.
  • Be sure you use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling