The BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

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In honor of national cookie day I decided to post a quick recipe for you guys. I wasn’t planning on posting this one, since Thanksgiving is over… but I have gotten several requests for it. I made them on Thanksgiving and my family said they were THE BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies out there. I’ll let you be the judge. ;) They are definitely my new favorite.

The BEST pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1 TB vanilla
  • 1 11oz bag chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir into the wet ingredients. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Stir for about one minute.
  2. Add vanilla and chocolate chips and stir until combined.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies on by the spoonful. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. Amanda posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:30 pm (#
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    It lists white sugar twice. Is one supposed to be brown sugar?

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 4th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

      Just one cup white sugar. No brown sugar. Thanks for catching that. :) Enjoy!

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  2. Mary posted on December 4, 2012 at 8:32 pm (#
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    I can’t wait to make these cookies!
    I have a can of pumpkin and all the other
    ingredients! Thanks for the great recipe!
    Pinned! Cheers!

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 4th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

      You’ll have to let me know how you like them! They are yummy! Have a great week!

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  3. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on December 5, 2012 at 7:44 am (#
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    Yum! I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

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  4. Dina posted on December 7, 2012 at 9:21 am (#
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    Love pumpkin and chocolate together! I am so baking those over the weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. crystal weatherwax posted on January 3, 2013 at 12:37 am (#
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    just wondering if the vegetable oil to be substituted with baby applesauce or if these are already soft cookies

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 3rd, 2013 at 8:39 am

      Hey Crystal! I haven’t tried it, but I have in other recipes and it worked great! Give it a try

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  6. Lacey posted on September 2, 2013 at 10:42 pm (#
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    I made these today. They are definitely THE BEST! Our whole family devoured them! This recipe will be kept close at hand in our house.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 3rd, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      I’m glad your family loved them as much as mine does! I am so happy fall is here so I can make lots of pumpkin recipes! :)

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  7. Ashley Davidson posted on September 3, 2013 at 10:49 pm (#
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    Just needed to let you know that these are absolutely perfect! I doubled the recipe so I could just use a whole 15 oz. can of pumpkin and have plenty of cookies to give away. They were a super hit to kick off the almost-autumn season!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 6th, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      I am so glad you loved them, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my weakness! Thanks for your nice comment Ashley! xo

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  8. Alana posted on September 5, 2013 at 5:01 pm (#
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    This is ALMOST a recipe I’ve held onto since I was in kindergarden (I’m 35 now) and we made them in class. One difference is that my recipe has old fashioned rolled oats added. They really are delicious but it is definitely an either love or hate thing (from my experience) as not everyone likes pumpkin. My daughter always begs me to make them and at least with the pumpkin she is getting more nutrition than a regular cookie, granola bar, or cereal!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 6th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      How fun that you have made them since kindergarden! Old fashioned oats would be really yummy, I’ll have to give that a try next time! Thanks for commenting Alana! :)

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  9. Theresa posted on September 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm (#
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    Thanks for sharing this recipe – my family loves them!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 6th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      My family loves them too…I am so happy we can make them now!:)

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  10. Stephanie posted on September 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm (#
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    I just made these cookies today! They are so delicious! I doubled the recipe and they turned out great! They weren’t what I thought they would be because I thought it would be more like the ones my grandmother makes, but I find them both delicious!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 16th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the recipe Stephanie…pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my favorite! :)

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      • Stephanie replied on September 17th, 2013 at 9:29 am

        I do think everyone needs to know that these cookies do need to sit for about a day for the pumpkin to soak in and settle. They became orange and amazing the day after baking.

        • Jamielyn replied on September 17th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

          Good to know! I will have to try letting them sit next time…they are usually gone before the next day when I bring them somewhere! ;)

          • Stephanie replied on September 18th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

            Yeah when I had originally baked them were basically regular cookie color. Then I let them sit in a closed container over night and they were nice and orange the next morning. MUCH better tasting then right out of the oven. (I thought anyways)

  11. Amy posted on September 13, 2013 at 3:13 pm (#
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    OMG these are delicious. Now if I can just manage to not eat all of them myself before my boys come home from school…

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 16th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

      Haha…this happens to me every time I make them! Yum! :)

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  12. Maree posted on September 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm (#
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    Can mashed pumpkin be substituted for the tinned pumpkin? This recipe looks fantastic…!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 17th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but I think it would work great! Fresh pumpkin does have more water than canned pumpkin though, so be prepared for moister cookies! You’ll have to let me know how it works out if you try it! :)

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  13. Sabrina Brown posted on September 25, 2013 at 8:01 pm (#
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    How many cookies will this make on average? Sounds amazing!

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 8th, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      It will make about 2-3 dozen depending on how much cookie dough you use for each cookie. :)

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  14. Kelly posted on September 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm (#
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    OMGosh!!!! These were SO yummy!!!! The only substitution I made was coconut oil for the veg oil, since I do not use any veg oil in my baking. I was thinking apple sauce would have worked. But I was out. But these were perfect!! I made them for my daughters prek & everyone loved them!! The only bad thing about them is I could not stop eating them!!! So I had to give the rest away!!! They are that good!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!!!:)

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 2nd, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment Kelly! These are my favorite pumpkin cookies, so I am glad everyone loved them! :)

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  15. Saadia posted on September 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm (#
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    These cookies are amazingly delicious! Even my husband who is not a fan of pumpkin couldn’t stop eating them. I followed the recipe exactly but added 1/2 cup of walnuts. Simply delicious and easy to make.

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 2nd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I’m so glad even your husband loved them! They are my favorite recipe I’ve tried so far. I’ll have to try walnuts some time…thanks for the suggestion!

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  16. Jaime posted on October 4, 2013 at 6:28 pm (#
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    Holy goodness! These are amazing! Just tried them for the first time – super yum. My aunt told me she tried them and accidentally put in one whole can of pumpkin instead of just one cup. She was extremely happy with it though, as they turned out fantastic – but a bit more cake-like. I tried it her way – used an entire can of pumpkin. She’s right, they are more cake-like and almost taste like, well, pumpkin pie! :) Not too moist though – so it wasn’t like uncooked dough. Just pure deliciousness! Everyone who tried ‘em loves them. Thank you, thank you, thank you and happy Fall! :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 8th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      I am so glad you liked the cookies! Yum…adding a little more pumpkin would be delicious! Thanks for your comment Jaime!

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  17. Michelle posted on October 11, 2013 at 1:44 am (#
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    We made these tonight and they were incredible!!! Seriously the best pumpkin chocolate chip recipe out there! Thanks for the recipe Jamie! :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 11th, 2013 at 12:29 pm

      These are my weakness! Thanks for your comment Michelle! :)

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  18. Kristen posted on October 13, 2013 at 11:33 am (#
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    These cookies are so delicious! I just baked a double batch so I could use the entire can of pumpkin. I was able to make a little more than 6 dozen cookies. I didn’t expect them to be so cake-like! Thank you for the recipe! :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 18th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed them Kristen! They definitely are my families favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! They are always gone so fast in my house. :)

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  19. Stephanie Cabrera Bellido posted on October 30, 2013 at 12:28 am (#
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    Hi :) I’m kinda dissapointed because my cookies ended up more like biscuits. Is the cookie supposed to be crunchy or cakelike and dense? I would really appreciate the help :D

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 4th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      These cookies are supposed to turn out really soft and moist. I’m sorry they didn’t turn out as well for you! Maybe next time try adding a little less flour, since everyone measures flour differently!

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    • Tammy replied on November 19th, 2013 at 6:04 pm

      When I overcooked a batch – they were more biscuit-like. Try reducing your time. It worked for me :)

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  20. Tiffany posted on October 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm (#
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    Yummy! I’ve made them twice now and everybody loves them. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 31st, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      I’m so glad you have loved them! I need to make some again soon, they are so yummy!

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  21. Carla posted on November 16, 2013 at 12:52 pm (#
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    Just made these – so delicious! Thank you for a great recipe

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  22. Tammy posted on November 19, 2013 at 6:03 pm (#
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    I just made a double batch of these yummy cookies! Thank you for sharing! I made a few tweaks from the original because I can’t ever seem to leave things well-enough-alone… I substituted Pumpkin Pie Spice for the cinnamon – because, I don’t know – it seemed like a good idea – and it is yum! However, I felt like they were not quite sweet enough (this is coming from a girl that ate Oreo’s for lunch today) – so I topped the cooled cookies with a powdered sugar/milk/almond extract glaze. That just pushed these over the top for me. I prefer the added sweetness of the glaze. Anyway- I will try them with cinnamon next time, and maybe some of those flavored chocolate chips that are available this time of year… The possibilities are endless! Thanks again for sharing :) **Don’t overbake! I forgot to set the timer – and they are really dry if you cook them too long. 10 minutes was perfect in my oven.

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 20th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

      Yum, that glaze sounds amazing…thanks for sharing! There definitely are so many possibilities with pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! Thanks for your comment Tammy!

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  23. Name posted on November 22, 2013 at 8:55 am (#
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    I have a quick question, my one year old can’t have regular chocolate chips so would subbing cocoa nibs work? I’ve never used them I only know they’re unsweetened!

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 22nd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      I’ve never tried using cocoa nibs either, but you should definitely give them a try and let us know how it goes! :)

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  24. BrooklynCookie posted on November 25, 2013 at 10:06 pm (#
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    Hey! Has anyone refrigerated the dough and made them the next day? Sometimes it takes too much time to make 3 consecutive dozen in one night…

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  25. Day posted on November 26, 2013 at 11:43 am (#
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    Hi, is it okay if I top this with cream cheese? Will that change the cookie or anything? And can I use fresh pumpkin instead of canned pumpkin because we don’t have those over here? I think I remember reading you said that it would have more moisture, is there a way that I can decrease the moisture? Or do I have to decrease the amount of liquid used in the recipe? Thank you very much.

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 26th, 2013 at 11:58 am

      A cream cheese frosting would taste yummy on top! Yes, if you use fresh pumpkin I would try to drain some of the liquid out by using a paper towel since real pumpkin is a lot more wet than canned pumpkin. Hope that helps! :)

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  26. Tony posted on November 27, 2013 at 10:12 pm (#
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    Great cookies, thanks! Wife and I just made them. We accidentally bought jumbo choc chips… Not a problem ;)

    I don’t see a Google Plus share button. Consider adding it.

    -Tony

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 4th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks for your comment Tony, I will definitely look into it! I’m glad you and your wife enjoyed the cookies! Yum, these would be amazing with jumbo chocolate chips!

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  27. Meredith posted on November 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm (#
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    Hello. I was wondering if it’s okay to replace chocolate chips with butterscotch chips? That’s all I got right now. Would the taste be completely different? Is it going to be any sweeter or anything? I would love to know what you think of it, thank you.

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    • Jamielyn replied on December 2nd, 2013 at 4:25 pm

      Replacing it with butterscotch chips would probably be fine if you like them with pumpkin! I prefer chocolate chips though! :)

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  28. Christina posted on December 14, 2013 at 12:07 am (#
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    I have to be honest, I didn’t love these. Really good flavour, but they were more spongey/cakey than I expected. I prefer a chewier cookie. Maybe I’d prefer them without the baking powder?

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  29. hua posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:05 pm (#
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    hi. jamielyn. thank you for sharing the recipe. i tried it. it is easy to make and keeps well. best wishes for the new year.

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    • Jamielyn replied on January 8th, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      I’m glad you liked it, it is definitely one of our favorite pumpkin cookies!

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  30. julieran posted on August 25, 2014 at 8:07 pm (#
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    Hello,

    These cookies are so highly addictive. I used coconut oil instead of veg oil and less chocolate chips. I also used a combination of quinoa flour and chocolate protein power. This recipe is SO versatile, which is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for sharing! This recipe is a keeper :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 11th, 2014 at 12:52 am

      Thanks for sharing your substitutions to make it a little healthier! I’m glad you liked the recipe! :)

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  31. amy s posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:43 am (#
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    I just made these for a party this past weekend – OH MY GOSH! so many incredible compliments and i ate three before even leaving the house! These are getting made again, and again, and again this season!! 

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 18th, 2014 at 12:40 am

      Thank you Amy! I’m so glad they were a hit. We make them all the time during the fall!

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