Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have an obsession with pumpkin in the fall months. This obsession may explain why I have a shelf in my pantry devoted to Libby Canned Pumpkin. Crazy? Maybe. Obsessed? Definitely – but I also like to consider myself a bargain shopper and bought them on sale last winter after the holidays.

I am steadily moving through my plethora of pumpkin and may need to replenish my supply very soon. Crazy pumpkin tendencies aside, I am always on the search for new recipes that use my favorite fall ingredient. I came across this one on allrecipes and was really impressed with the flavor and texture of these cookies.

At first I was a little apprehensive of the chocolate & pumpkin flavor combo, but it turns out the chocolate chips truly compliment the pumpkin. These cookies have an awesome cake-like texture with a bit of chew. They honestly stayed soft for days in a sealed container and really maintained their freshness.

They would be the perfect dessert with a hot cup of tea on a chilly fall evening. I even munched on one for breakfast with my coffee – but honestly what baked good is not scrumptious for breakfast? This is truly a versatile, crowd pleasing cookie and a deliciously addictive recipe for fall! I hope you enjoy these as much as we did.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 16 large cookies


1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla paste (extract will work just fine)
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt.

2. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

3. Add vanilla and chocolate chips.

4. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350°F (175°C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm. (I baked these at 360°F for 12 minutes)

adapted from allrecipes


92 Responses to “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Bethie — October 13, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Thank you for this recipe. My family ate everyone of them. My husband loved them with coffee. Yours looks much prettier than mine did.


  2. The Food Librarian — October 13, 2009 at 6:58 am

    Yummy! Can't wait to try these!


  3. sherri — October 13, 2009 at 7:02 am

    This is the second recipe for this I have come across- I'm making them.


  4. Cancemini4 — October 13, 2009 at 9:24 am

    You're so lucky you've stocked up on pumpkin! I just wrote a post about how there seems to be a shortage in my area–and just in time for Thanksgiving :(


  5. Michelle — October 13, 2009 at 9:50 am

    These look really yummy. I will have to make these. I love all the pumpkin recipes this time of year.


  6. Monica H — October 13, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I love pupkin and chocolate. These look so perfect for breakfast :-)


  7. Ingrid — October 13, 2009 at 10:31 am

    A whole shelf, Jamie? Wow! LOL!

    I've seen these and wondered about chocolate with pumpkin. They look good.


  8. Eliana — October 13, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I love cakey cookies!!! These look super yummy.


  9. Trish — October 13, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I love cake cookies too. These will be a winner to be sure. And your photography is quite incredible! Great shot!


  10. bakmammorna — October 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    wow- you have so many great recipes!! the cookies lookes wonderful!


  11. Jelli Bean — October 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    This is one of my favorite cookies. I have a "light" recipe that is my current favorite, but I'll be sure to give these a try. P.S. This weekend I tried using fresh pumpkin for the 1st time. I think that if Libby's would pardon you just once to try fresh, you'd really love it!


  12. CJ — October 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I don't know what you did to your blog but it is very hard to read now with the background all green and the print right on top of that. :S


  13. darelleats — October 13, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I happen to have about a cup of pumpkin left from my failed pumpkin pie… will give this a shot!




  14. ABowlOfMush — October 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I looove pumpkin cookies, I'm on a pumpkin binge right now and I really want these!


  15. Melpy — October 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I just made a batch of my own with almost the same recipe as yours. Check it out…I was able to sub some applesauce for oil to cut down on fat without any effect on taste or texture.


  16. Sara — October 13, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I'm glad you have a pumkin obsession because I LOVE pumpkin. These cookies sound delish. Mmmmm, pumpkin an dchocolate.


  17. Amy I. — October 14, 2009 at 1:41 am

    These look great. I love cakey cookies… and I've been on a pumpkin/chocolate kick lately too! Must try them soon. Thanks for sharing!


  18. Deeba @Passionate About Baking — October 14, 2009 at 3:20 am

    I love that you have a pumpkin fall obsession,. and I do so love bargin shopping too. these are beautiful cookies…very pretty!!


  19. CaSaundraLeigh — October 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I'm so glad I have a pantry in my apartment now–I am totally fond of stocking up on things!!

    I am actually not a huge fan of the choc/pumpkin combo, but these do look darn good :-)


  20. 6p0111689463ef970c — October 14, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    These look great! I love the idea of pumpkin cookies. I'm definitely trying these out this weekend.


  21. elenis — October 15, 2009 at 5:59 am

    OMG! I’ve been dying to try those,
    it look look delicious, thanks!


  22. Kristi — October 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    This is a fantastic idea, mixing pumpkin with chocolate chip cookies. I can't wait to try them, but I just want to know how much vanilla extract to use if I don't have any vanilla paste, because a tablespoon of extract seems like a lot… thanks!


  23. Deelish — October 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I just made some and ate three-quarters of the batch. I may look a little jaundiced this week, I dunno.


  24. Shauna — October 16, 2009 at 11:40 am

    These sound delicious! You can't beat the pumpkin/chocolate combo…two of my faves!


  25. Amanda — October 16, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I've got them in the oven right now. :) The batter looks gorgeous and I cannnnn't wait to try them!


  26. Miakoda — October 16, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    There's something about using chocolate chips, when you add it to the batter or dough…I always feel like a queen scattering gold coins ;)


  27. lcwhitty — October 18, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I've been up to my elbows in pumpkin for hours today. Started with Pumpkin Butterscotch Cookies and thought I'd try these w/ the leftover pumpkin. Disaster! The cookies never really flattened – looked like cookie balls. At 14 minutes still weren't cooked through, and too cinnamon-y for my liking. Oh well…moving on.


  28. lulu — October 19, 2009 at 1:02 am

    I love the color of the cookies. This is the true taste of autumn. Can't wait to try this recipe!

    Jackie at PhamFatale.com


  29. Anita — October 19, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    These sound yummy. I can't wait to try these.
    Pumpkin prices may be on the rise this year since the crop in some of the highest producing states was frosted early. Might be good to stock up. :-)


  30. Shira Abel Shvo — October 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

    These look seriously divine. And I share your obsession with Libby – think I'll make these this week with the kids! Thank you!


  31. pigpigscorner — October 21, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Love the combo! I have to try this soon!


  32. Barbara Bakes — October 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I haven't had pumpkin chocolate chip cookies yet this year. Can't wait to try your recipe!


  33. MC — October 22, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I made these recently and they were a big hit! Will make them again tonight probably and most likely take pictures this time :)

    I used butterscotch chips instead – I think I may try white cocolate :)


  34. NHmommy — October 24, 2009 at 10:28 am

    wow these are dense! yummy though.


  35. allison — October 25, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    i made these tonight & when i tasted the dough i thought "must have done something very wrong." but i continued on & baked them. i tasted them straight out of the oven & thought "ok, these aren't that great." but i went back hours later after they totally cooled and decided i love them! they are very good & so cakey! not sure why they weren't as good warm, but in my opinion, they are way better cool. good recipe, i'll make them every fall!


  36. swimmy — October 26, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    so, I am wondering… if I use bread flour instead and do away with the baking powder, do you think they'll be chewy instead? I like chewy instead of cakey.


  37. Bravewolf — October 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I made these a couple of times and they were awesome! Only thing is that they took 25 minutes to cook! Maybe I made them too big… but they were good!


  38. Patty — October 29, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I made these last night and they were a huge hit! Thanks Jaime…these may replace the rasberry bars from a few months ago for my Dad!


  39. Victoria — November 1, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I made a batch of these tonight and they turned out great. Though mine weren't as uniformly round as yours look, they were just as thick and didn't spread out!

    My dad and I enjoyed these a lot, my mom thought they were too sweet for her taste.


  40. ladycami — November 2, 2009 at 1:57 am

    I loved these. Everyone loved them! Made them for a party tonight, … and they were a hit. Thank you for the recipe.


  41. Melissa McClure Photography — November 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    I just made these and they were fantastic! I am not a baker by any means so I needed a simple recipe. Thank you so much!


  42. Kelly & Vanessa — November 6, 2009 at 9:46 am

    I made these cookies two days ago for a dinner party. They are delicious! I can't stop eating them.


  43. Ren — December 11, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Mmmmmmm I just made these and they're SO good! My kids are going to love them, thanks!!


  44. Anne — February 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Pumpkin and chocolate chips are good any day. I had half a can of pumpkin left from making pancakes a couple of days ago-not wanting to throw it out I stumbled upon this recipe cut it in half and all is well. Delicious!


  45. Katie — September 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    These are wonderful. Thanks :)


    • Pat — October 10, 2010 at 8:19 am

      Did you find that a tablespoon of vanilla was too much?

  46. Pat — October 10, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Really a tablespoon of vanilla? Is that a lot? I keep seeing other recipes call for a teaspoon. Please advice.


    • Courtney — November 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm

      I looked up a conversion for the extract and the paste, It said that they should be the same. If you use one tbsp of paste, it still equals one tbsp of extract. Hope this helps.

  47. LINDSEY — October 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Made these last night with white chocolate chips….yummy!


  48. Shauna — October 31, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Making these now!! They smell delicious!!!!


  49. Megan — November 4, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I have a recipe quite similar to this, but instead of chocolate chips, raisins instead with a brown sugar glaze on top. I think both are equally delicious! Thanks for sharing :)



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