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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

December 19, 2013Teresa

Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2013

If you’re looking for a heavenly cookie, then look no farther than Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. These delicately spiced pumpkin cookies have just the right texture, just the right amount of chocolate chips, just the right chewiness, and just the right flavor!

I’ve had several people tell me that their husband’s who weren’t especially big fans of pumpkin, LOVED these cookies. Personally, I think they are fantastic. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are lightly seasoned with pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon, so they have a very gentle pop in flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the cookie with too much spiciness.

I have to admit I love pumpkin and chocolate together. They’re perfect together in muffins, sweet breads, cakes or cookies! If you’re looking for a sensational cookie for the holidays, then consider this wonderful Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie. You won’t be able to keep your hands out of the cookie jar!

When I initially posted this recipe in December 2013, I was trying a recipe from a pretty famous food blogger for the first time. The cookies turned out tasty but I was disappointed on a couple of fronts. There wasn’t enough pumpkin flavor. Also the cookies were overly spiced which overwhelmed the cookies if you’re not looking for that much flavor. On top of that, the cookies were a little difficult to make since you had to press chocolate chips into the cookies right out of the oven.

When you have 4 racks coming out at once, it’s very difficult to press hundreds of chocolate chips in the 96 cookies without the cookies turning too cold so the chocolate chips don’t melt sufficiently. Like I said, I was a little disappointed.

I decided to remake these cookies (circa December 2017), but this time I started from scratch with a new concoction of my own. I made up a completely different cookie dough with more pumpkin, less spices and chocolate chips that are added to the dough as well as pressed into the cookies before baking so that you don’t have anything to do after the cookies come out of the oven. (Quite frankly, I don’t have time for that when I’m baking cookies for my Christmas Cookie Extravaganza, because it’s hard enough to get 300 cookies baked every day without a lot of excess work).

I simplified the recipe with ingredient amounts that are normal instead of odd measurements that you have to get your calculator out to adjust. The cookies have a more mellow spicy flavor instead of an in-your-face spiciness that takes your breath away. They’re just a whole lot easier to make and they really taste delightful. They are marvelous for holiday baking, Christmas Cookie Exchanges and for gift giving during the holidays.

We got a lot of compliments this year on our newer version of Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. We found them utterly delightful.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are sensational! These cookies went out in our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza baskets this year (2017) and they’ve been a favorite with everyone!

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Pumpkin Chocolate chip Cookies have a delicately spicy flavor with a little chocolate mixed in. 🙂 

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We loved the rich chocolaty taste of these cookies. Ah, yes, there’s a little pumpkin and cinnamon in there too! 🙂

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Pumpkin and chocolate really go so well together.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Soften butter. Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, pumpkin, egg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

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Mix with an electric mixer until well combined.

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Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods) and chocolate chips.

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Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine thoroughly.

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Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Roll dough into balls and place balls on cookie sheets. Press five or six chocolate chips into the top of each cookie.

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Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes or until cookies are set. 

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We’ve had so many compliments on these cookies this year.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are only moderately spicy. The flavors are wonderful and don’t overwhelm the cookie. Of course, a little dose of chocolate always helps.

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I assure you, if you take a tray of these jewels out to your office or Christmas parties, the tray will be cleared off pronto!

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These delectable Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for fall baking, holiday parties, Christmas Cookie Exchanges and even tailgating parties!

Here’s the recipe.

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

(My own concoction)

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These amazing cookies are delicately flavored with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice which don't overwhelm the cookie with flavor. They're chocked full of chocolate chips so they are incredibly rich and decadent as well! Great for holiday baking.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #pumpkin #cookies are utterly delightful. They're filled with #chocolate chips & delicately seasoned with #cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice. Terrific for #holiday baking. #dessert
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla, pumpkin, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and egg with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Roll the dough into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Press 5-6 chocolate chips in the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes or until set.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to a wire rack.
Recipe Notes
NOTE: I had to keep my hands moist while rolling dough into balls.
 
NOTE: I was baking 4 racks at a time with 24 cookies per rack. My cookies took about 28 minutes to bake.
 
NOTE: When making large batches, I found it necessary to add an additional one-quarter cup of flour per batch to get the right consistency.
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[b]Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies[/b]
 
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra 
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Serves: 18
Rich, spicy pumpkin cookie with lots of chocolate chips. Chewy and delightful!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 and 1/2 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • additional chocolate chips to press into the top of the cookie after baking (about 7-8 for each cookie)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix butter, sugars, vanilla, pumpkin, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. Stir in flour and chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the dough into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and press about 6-8 chocolate chips into the tops of each cookie.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring to a wire rack.
 
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Don’t these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies look terrific?

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #pumpkin #cookies are utterly delightful. They're filled with #chocolate chips & delicately seasoned with #cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice. Terrific for #holiday baking. #dessert

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a great cookie for holiday baking. We gave buckets of these cookies away (with all our other Christmas cookie selections this year) to our neighbors, coworkers, family, church friends, and service providers. Many have told us they really liked these very gently seasoned pumpkin cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #pumpkin #cookies are utterly delightful. They're filled with #chocolate chips & delicately seasoned with #cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice. Terrific for #holiday baking. #dessert

We had so many people tell us how much they enjoyed these tasty treats. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are something special.

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