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Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with pumpkin, tart dried cranberries, and delicious dark chocolate chips. Meet your new favorite fall cookie!

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies have an amazing texture. Total heaven.

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I am obsessed with these cookies. I’ve made thousands of cookies in my lifetime, but it’s been a while since I made a recipe that I simply couldn’t control myself around. I had to get these babies out the door to my dad’s work, and quick.

We’re in full swing fall baking around here, and I am loving it. As far as I’m concerned, it’s the most wonderful time of year. There’s a cold snap in the air, and my kitchen is filled with the scent of baking pumpkin, and a recycling bin overflowing with pumpkin tin cans. That is what happiness looks like, you guys.

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies will be your favorite cookie of the holiday season. Each bite is full of sweetness and spice!

I’ve made cookies with cranberries before, and dark chocolate before, and even pumpkin before – but never did I think to combine all three. Especially because these are more of an oatmeal based cookie, I personally find them irresistible.

I can’t think of a more perfect cookie to kick off your own fall baking than these Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies. We’ve got everything here – oats and pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin and pecans. Dried cranberries and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels simply kick the entire situation up a notch.

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies combine your favorite autumn flavors. The dark chocolate and pumpkin are perfect together!

I love keeping the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels handy and using them whenever I can, because I think they surprise people. When you’re used to a semi-sweet (let’s face it, more sweet than bitter) chocolate in something, and you get that hit of perfectly rich dark chocolate, it’s an extra surprise to an already awesome cookie, brownie, bar dessert, or pie.

Pairing those morsels with dried cranberries is, if I do say so myself, an act of pure genius. The tart and sweet fruitiness marries perfectly with dark chocolate. It’s almost like a wine pairing – just without the alcohol.

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies would be a perfect treat with a cup of coffee. Savor the season!

As Elle and I sat at the kitchen bar, munching on these Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies just out of the oven with a giant glass of milk between us, I thought about how soon she’ll be at school (waaaah!), and I’ll welcome her home with these freshly-baked cookies (thanks to my guide for how to freeze cookie dough) every fall. Or tuck them into her lunchbox sans the pecans.

Because they are straight up love – and an excellent way to tell someone that you love them too.

I know you’re going to adore these cookies as much as I do, and I can’t wait to hear about it!

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Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

By: Jamie
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Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 14 minutes
Total: 34 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Cranberry Cookies made with pumpkin, tart dried cranberries, and delicious dark chocolate chips. Meet your new favorite fall cookie!


  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 ⅓ cups  quick or old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons  pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon  salt
  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup  packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 cup  LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1  large egg
  • 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup  chopped pecans
  • ¾ cup  dried cranberries
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels


  • PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • COMBINE flour, oats, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl.
  • BEAT butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract; mix well.
  • ADD flour mixture; mix well. Stir in pecans, dried cranberries and dark chocolate morsels.
  • USE a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) to drop dough onto prepared baking sheets.
  • BAKE for 14 to 16 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 281kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Marisela says:

    These cookies came out perfect and chewy loved it! Thank you !

    1. Jamie says:

      I’m so happy you liked them, Marisela!

  2. Pamela Damm says:

    I made these Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. At first I was disappointed, they turned out cake like and very delicate. I prefer my cookies chewy. I stored them in a sealed container over night with waxpaper between layers. Sunday morning they were sticky. So with nothing to lose I baked them again for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Well they turned out great, firmer and chewy with a bit of a toffee crunch on the edges. I had given my daughter a dozen Saturday. She didn’t care for them so she agreed to rebake then too. She said hers were very good after the second baking. It may have been something I did the first time that they tuned out poorly. I’m a huge fan of My Baking Addition!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback. These cookies are definitely more cake-like in texture. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy them at first, but I’m glad you found a way to adjust the texture to better suite your preference! Have a great day!

  3. Karen says:

    Does this dough freeze well? 

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Karen! I think the cookie dough should freeze just fine. I hope you like it!

  4. Pamela Damm says:

    I plan on making these, they look fantastic! One question- how far apart do you space the dough balls on the cookie sheets prior to baking? Thank you!

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Pamela! I think spacing them about two inches apart should be just fine. I hope you enjoy them!

  5. Kayleigh says:

    Your Pumpkin Bread recipe is one of my absolute favourites, so I just knew that I had to try these cookies out. I was not disappointed!! These are the perfect pumpkin cookie–chewy, spicy, and the combo of chocolate and dried cranberries is delish. Another great recipe! 

    1. Jamie says:

      Thank you so much, Kayleigh! I’m really glad you like them!