Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies RecipeEvery year for my dad’s birthday he insists that either myself or my mother make him a big batch of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. You see, dad isn’t a fan of cake, so over the past 20 years, he enjoys cookies on his birthday instead of cake. When I was 15 or 16 years old my mom taught me how to make them, so most of the time when his birthday rolls around, mom & I get together and make his favorite cookies for him.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 2 dozen
This recipe makes several dozens of cookies. I'm not sure how many, but I know it's at least 2 dozen if not more!
  • 4½ cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. all spice
  • 1 tbsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ to ¾ tsp. ground pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 - 16 oz. can pureed pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease cookie sheet. Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the pumpkin, oil, milk and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until well mixed together. Stir in by hand the semi-sweet chocolate chips until they're mixed through the entire cookie batter.
  3. Drop by the tablespoonful onto your prepared cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Once cookies are cool, store them in an airtight container.

Note: You can make these cookies up ahead of time and freeze them for up to 2 months. We often make and bake double batches of them and eat one batch now and then eat the other batch in a month or two. To thaw, just let them thaw out at room temperature or thaw in your refrigerator for 2 days. These cookies are also great reheated up in your microwave for 5-10 seconds before serving.

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  1. I’ve never made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but this looks like a recipe my grandma would make. She would have cookies frozen that she made and they always tasted fresh. I’m more of a cookie person than a cake or pie lover too.

  2. Laura Collins says:

    I think I will try this recipe with substitute sugar and less chocolate chips.

  3. I have tried a similar recipe and the cookies came out just delicious. I love the combination of chocolate and pumpkin. Nice that they keep so well in the freezer.

  4. Barbara Montag says:

    These cookies look so good!
    Have to make soon.

  5. Pumpkin and chocolate are such a good combination. And I have a few cans of pumpkin in the pantry. Thanks for sharing your family recipe for these yummy-looking cookies!

  6. Anything pumpkin this time of year is great! I’ll have to try your recipe because these look so delicious!

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    These are perfect cookies for the season with the pumpkin puree and fall spices in them. Sometimes cookies can taste better than cake.

  8. Tis’ the season, everything pumpkin; this recipe actually looks like it would be good! I’m trying it.