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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Allison Lancaster

Moist and delicious, with rich pumpkin flavor, these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect after school snack, or anytime treat!

When the leaves start to turn their golden yellow, orange or reddish color, it’s time for all things pumpkin. Have you ever noticed that pumpkin everything comes out, as early as late July?

Pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin coffee to just name a few. Not that I mind one single bit. I’m all about my PSL’s and cannot WAIT to grab one this year!

In keeping with that delicious trend, here is a new family fall favorite. Pumpkin and chocolate are best friends, sort of like Peas and carrots. You get the idea. They are easy to make, and sure to be a hit with friends and family alike!

Other treats to try:

Cookies And Cream Frozen Treats
Cookies And Cream Cheesecake
Oreo Flag Pops

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies


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How do I make these monster pumpkin chocolate chip cookies?

Start by creaming the butter and sugars together. Add your eggs, pumpkin and vanilla and mix until thoroughly blended. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly mix the dry into the wet, a bit at a time, stirring each edition until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.

creaming butter, sugar and eggs together
mixing flour into wet ingredients, stirring in chocolate chips and pecasn

What’s the next step in these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies?

Once your batter is completely mixed, scoop by tablespoons onto a lined baking sheet. You will want to gently flatten the cookies, otherwise they will puff up. Bake in preheated 375 oven for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.

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scooping batter onto cookie sheet
pressing cookies down with wooden spoon

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings 30


  • 1 cup butter unsalted and softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chipis
  • 1 cup pecans chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Beat the butter with a handheld or stand mixer until creamy and then add in the sugars and beat until nicely mixed.

  3. Add in eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla, and beat again until ingredients are combined.

  4. In a separate mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips and nuts. Slowly incorporate them into the wet ingredients mixing as you go.

  5. Add in the chocolate chips and pecans.Form dough into 2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet.

  6. Press the balls down (similar to how you make peanut butter cookies) to make flat cookies. Otherwise they will be more of a puff cookie.

  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before putting them on a wire rack to cool.

Are you excited for all things pumpkin? Will you try these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies?

pumpkin chocolate chip cookie with bite taken out of it on white plate

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