Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This post is long overdue! I made these cookies…hmm…around Thanksgiving, I think. I had some leftover pumpkin puree and for some reason felt I HAD to use it up or the world would end. Dramatic, I know, but I am very happy I made them.


I’d say they’re kind of like a cake and a cookie combined. My batch ended up soft on the inside and just a bit crunchy on the outside. This is my roommate Allison’s grandmother’s recipe, and I am so happy she has let me share it with you. Allison returned back to school from a visit home earlier this semester, and brought along a nice big bag of these cookies. She said “pumpkin” followed by “chocolate chip” and I was sold. Seriously though – who can give up some nice homemade cookies?

I am embarrassed to say that I haven’t tried the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte yet. I can feel the waves of judgment now. I realized this as I was baking the cookies. It is very unlike me. I’m that girl who will sit in a Starbucks drinking a vanilla latte or chocolate mocha or frappuccino of some kind while blogging on her Macbook! Therefore, I cannot fathom the fact I have not yet tried a pumpkin spice. I guess I have an excuse for that though: there isn’t a Starbucks super close to my campus. Oh well! When I get home for winter break I shall make sure to stop and grab a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. Is it all really worth the hype? I’ll have to find out.



You’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup cugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup pumpkin purree
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg.

Add pumpkin and vanilla and mix. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well!

Bake at 350° for 15 minutes until brown.

These taste best straight out of the oven so make sure you have a cup of tea on hand to go with them! This will definitely be the first recipe I’m going to make my friends and family when I get home. Great for a an escape from the snow along with some hot cocoa.

Yummy yummy in my tummy!


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One Response to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. rubyangel711 says:

    Your post had me at ‘cake and cookie combined’. Looks and sounds soooooooo good!

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