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Step-by-Step: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Updated on September 23, 2013

The Ultimate Chocolate Recipe for the Fall Season !

  • Every
  • September
  • I start anticipating one of my favorite annual occurrences... The appearance of the
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • at
  • Whole Foods
  • ! The first time someone recommended these I'm sure I grimaced a bit, but after I tried one - I was hooked! The buttery pumpkin and rich
  • pumpkin pie spices
  • combine with chocolate in the
  • perfect cookie
  • alchemy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Photo and alternate recipe found at Cookie Madness

Recipe Ingredients

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

grated zest of 1 orange, optional

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup chopped walnuts

*(I omitted the walnuts for this batch - just chocolate for me!)


  • Before you touch the ingredients, pre-heat your oven to 375
  • 1. Blend the sugar & butter in a large bowl
  • 2. Add eggs & blend
  • 3. Add pumpkin puree & vanilla then blend again

4. Combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and whisk together

5. Slowly blend the dry mixture in with the pumpkin mixture

6. Add as many chocolate chips as you like - I'm all for lotsa chocolate!

7. Get those arm muscles working and mix the chocolate chips in!

8. Using my handy, dandy cookie scoop I placed about a dozen on the cookie sheet

9. Place cookies in the oven and baked for about 18 minutes or until the bottom starts to brown

10. Voila! Fresh cookies!

Finished Product!

Finished Product!
Finished Product!

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Handy, Dandy Cookie Scoop!

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OXO Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

This is my favorite baking tool and has saved me so much time in the kitchen. The scoop works like an ice cream scoop, but creates uniformm 1 TBSP cookie dough balls. It keeps my fingers clean and cookies neat! (Although those neat, round little cookie dough balls are very tempting.....) Great wehn getting a pan of individual cookies ready to freeze!


Would You Try Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies??

What is your opinion on the Pumpkin Chocolate Combination?

Freezing Cookie Dough!

Easy Way to Save Cookies for Later and Save Your Waistline!

  • Have you ever had an urge to bake cookies, but didn't want to have 4 dozen tempting you in the cookie jar? I just discovered the solution to this problem - Freezing Your Cookie Dough!
  • How To Freeze Cookie Dough:
  • 1.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet
  • 2.
  • Use your Handy Dandy Cookie Scoop to place as many cookie balls as you can on the sheet.
  • 3.
  • Place the sheet full of cookies in the freezer for about 2 hours until frozen solid
  • 4.
  • Place the cookie balls into a Ziploc freezer bag and place back in the freezer
  • 5.
  • To bake, just place the desired number of cookies on your sheet and bake for a few minutes longer than the recipe calls for
  • 6.
  • Use frozen dough within 3-4 weeks
  • This is a picture of the frozen Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies, Chocolate Chocolate Chip cookies, and the few remains of regular Chocolate Chip cookies.

Watch Trystan Make These Cookies

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    • ILoveLegosToo profile image

      Tom Fattes 

      8 years ago from Naperville, IL

      Sounds like a recipee I want to try.

    • WildFacesGallery profile image


      8 years ago from Iowa

      I've never heard of this before but I love pumpkin and chocolate so the combo sounds excellent.

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      I've never heard of this combination, but I bet they're really good. I'm lensrolling this to my chocolate chip cookies lens.

    • lemonsqueezy lm profile image

      lemonsqueezy lm 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for visiting my Amish baked Oatmeal lens. I alerady made some pumpkin bread this fall. I cannot imagine eating pumpkin and chocolate together but your intro module might have convinced me to try a bite. I will head over to a Whole Foods soon so I can try one. I'll stop back by and let you know what I think.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      8 years ago from Concord VA

      I've bought these from Kroger before, and they're wonderful! Like you, I was hesitant at first, but after tasting them, I was hooked! Glad to have a recipe now, so I can make my own! :)

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      Moe Wood 

      8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      I have a curry pumpkin soup that I absolutely adore in the fall.

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      8 years ago

      The cookies are very tempting. I'm a big fan of pumpkin pie also. Next to apple pie it's probably my favorite. Lovely lens. Blessed.

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      8 years ago

      Excellent instructions, the lens is a beauty and the cookies...

      Our grocery store bakery makes something similar, but having a good recipe with foolproof instructions will inspire us to make some this holiday sea...right now!

    • KarenHC profile image


      8 years ago from U.S.

      Wow, I shouldn't be reading this right now or looking at the pictures. I am SO hungry, and all the stages of these cookies look wonderful! I look forward to trying this recipe.

    • emmaklarkins profile image


      8 years ago

      Great lens Lotus! I especially like the step-by-step pics!

    • VarietyWriter2 profile image


      8 years ago

      Yum! Blessed by a SquidAngel :)

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      8 years ago

      Never been a big fan of pumpkin but if it has chocolate in it I'm game. What a fantastic combination. Great job!

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      What a unique recipe! I've gotta try these!

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      8 years ago

      I <3 Pumpkin Pie.

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      capriliz lm 

      8 years ago

      I can't wait to try this recipe!

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      8 years ago from Western Mass

      i so love these. here are mine:

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Congratulations on a beautiful lens! I'm definitely going to try the cookie recipe.


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