Chocolate chip cookies are given a Fall makeover with the addition of pumpkin! These soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies come together in one bowl, making clean up a breeze!
I love Fall and all things related to this season. Maybe its the fact that my birthday is in October, but I truly am a fall baby, through and through. Among my favourite things about this season is all the pumpkiny goodness everywhere I look! I absolutely adore pumpkin everything this time of year. Decorations, foods, you name it, if there is pumpkin involved, I am here for it!
Pumpkin flavoured foods, both savoury and sweet are my favourites this season and the recipe I am sharing with you all today is one that makes an appearance pretty regularly around this time of year in our home. I mean, who doesn’t love cookies?
These soft, pumpkin cookies are made with pureed pumpkin and flavoured with hints of warm, autumn spices. They are also loaded up with chocolate chips.
Why you should make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
- they have real, pureed pumpkin in them
- they are soft and fluffy
- you can make them in 1 bowl
- they give all the Fall feels
- pumpkin and chocolate go so well together
What you need to make these cookies:
- brown sugar
- 1 egg
- pureed pumpkin
- pumpkin pie spice
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
How to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
This recipe is super easy to whip up in one bowl with just a few simple steps:
- Mix the melted butter and brown sugar in a bowl, then add the egg, pureed pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
- Add the baking soda and flour and mix it in.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Roll the cookies out into balls, press down to flatten down just a bit and bake!
Tips for making pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
- use parchment paper to ensure the cookies don’t stick to the pan
- to keep the cookies a uniform size, use a medium sized cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) to portion out the dough
- you can adjust the size of your cookies to suit your preferences but that means you need to adjust the baking time accordingly
- if you don’t have pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own at home! Click here for my homemade version!
- oven temperatures vary so check on your cookies
- reserve some chocolate chips to sprinkle on top if you like to see those melty chocolatey pools on top!
- for a Halloween theme, don’t mix the chocolate chips into the dough. Instead arrange the chocolate chips on top to form jack o lantern faces
Can you freeze pumpkin chocolate chip cookies?
These cookies can be frozen both before and after baking. Since the recipe makes 24 cookies, we often freeze half the cookie dough to make a batch later.
To freeze cookie dough:
- prepare the dough as stated in the recipe.
- Form the cookie dough balls and press down slightly as instructed in the recipe.
- Place the cookie dough portions on a parchment lined baking dish and place the entire tray in the freezer.
- Once the dough is frozen, transfer them to a freezer safe bag. Let the dough thaw before baking.
I hope you enjoy this cookie recipe!
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Stir melted butter and brown sugar in a bowl until combined. Add the egg, pureed pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and salt, stirring to combine.
- Add the baking soda and flour and combine everything. Finally, add the chocolate chips.
- Roll out the dough into balls (approximately 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each ball) and press down slightly to flatten them out just a bit. Then bake for approximately 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.