Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This was the first time I ever attempted pumpkin in cookies and I am pretty happy with the results! I have seen recipes that call for the pumpkin but some didn’t really call for the spices that make it, well, pumpkin pie like. I think this is a good mixture of spices that won’t overpower the pumpkin. Also there is an easy trick to make sure your cookies are actually orange 🙂

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 30
  • 1 C. plus 2 TBS pumpkin (canned is fine)
  • 1 C. Sugar (I use bakers sugar, but granulated is fine)
  • ½ C. Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 C. Flour
  • 2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1½ TSP Cinnamon
  • ¼ TSP Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ TSP Ground Ginger
  • ¼ TSP Ground Cloves
  • 1 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 TSP Milk
  • 1½ C. Chocolate Chips
  1. In a bowl or stand mixer, mix the pumpkin, sugar, egg and oil.
  2. Sift together the flour and spices and slowly add them to the wet mixture.
  3. Add Vanilla
  4. Dissolve the soda in milk (this stops it from clumping) then add it
  5. Special Trick: If you want ORANGE cookies, add 6 or 7 drops of RED food coloring before adding the chips. Mix thoroughly.
  6. Add the chocolate chips.
  7. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes
I suggest using less chocolate chips than the usual 2 cups because they will over power the pumpkin. Also I cook on a Silpat so my cooking times are longer than some.

Hungry For More? Check out my friend Stefani’s recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread!

About Candace Reid

Candace Reid is the owner and author of My Serendipity Life. She is the mother of 3 and a college graduate having earned her Associates Degree in Business for Hospitality/Food Service Management. an an AAS degree in Photographic Imaging from Lansing Community College. She also loves to blog about food, fun tech and travel. Email Candace


  1. These look amazing. They also look like they want to make me fat.. dang it! Where’s the cookies!

    • I’d love to say they won’t but the cup of sugar and the oil are more than usual for a cookie recipe otherwise they could be healthy? LOL Oh yeah the chocolate..could sub some almonds in there maybe..

  2. Wow – those look delicious…I am definitely going to have to bake these for my mom..she is a pumpkin freak!

  3. Wow! You are SO talented!

  4. You make me jealous… i mean hungry!

  5. These look amazing! I know my kids would love them, can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  6. These look super yummy! My husband loves pumpkin everything! Thanks for the recipe. I will try to make them this weekend!

  7. Toronto Chiropractor says:

    Wow…pumpkin and chocolate in such a compact and beautiful package! I will definitely have to try this out! Fall is so wonderfully, mostly because of all the amazing pumpkin baked goodies. Thanks Candace!

  8. I’ve made pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, but never cookies. Those look delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. They look amazing, can’t I’d ever thougt of putting pumpkin into biscuits / cookies, I’d only used it it soups but it’s something I might just have to try. Thanks for sharing

  10. Oooh, yum!

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