2 Bags of Chocolate Chips…

posted on September 20, 2011 by  |  posted under Desserts, Recipes, Thanksgiving  |  43 Comments

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Are you ready for this?  I am not sure I am.  Do you see the orange?

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

The flour?

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

The chocolate and cinnamon?

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Do you want to see the outcome?

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Do you see the amount of chocolate chips?

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

The smirk?

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

The DREAM cookie.

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

This is the part I’m not ready for…trying to eat just one of these.  Soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

Now would be the time that someone invented a taste screen so you could all have a bite of hot tempting pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.  Licking the screen might be an option though.

soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

The cookie stack.  I know 6 cookies stacked on top of each other!?!  I guess I just wanted to be cool like the cooking sites.  They all stack their cookies.  It took 4 times to balance these bad boys.  It might have been that one side of cookie had 20 chocolate chips and the other side had like 2. …probally not.  Remember the commercial for chip’s ahoy that promised each bite would have a chocolate chip?  Me too.  It stuck and I don’t want to let them down.

Seriously good.

Now on to the recipe:

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 4 1/2 c sugar
  • 2 1/4 c oil ( I put half oil and half apple sauce. It helps with the guilt after I’ve eaten 6.)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 c canned pumpkin (Full of good healthy stuff. Once again guilt lessened)
  • 7 1/2 c flour
  • 3 t baking powder
  • 3 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t salt
  • 3 t cinnamon
  • 3 t vanilla
  • 2 bags of milk chocolate chips (yup I like to make my recipe ‘light’ and then counter it with extra chocolate chips. It makes sense to me.)


  1. Combine and bake at 400 degrees for 13 minutes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies…small fry recipe.  {{This is the original.  From my old student professor in collage!}}

  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 3/4 oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c pumpkin (canned pumpkin…have you seen my garden:(
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 c choco chips

Bake at 400 degrees for 13 minutes

Enjoy and if you are close I’d love to taste test them for you to make sure you are making them correctly, but remember it might take me 6 times to really tell you if they are good…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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    1. September 19th, 2011 at 6:12 am
      Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
      Yum. My. Yummy.
    2. September 19th, 2011 at 6:44 am
      Caley says:
      I loooove pumpkin cookies! I can't wait to try these!
    3. September 19th, 2011 at 6:45 am
      Barefoot Pregnant and In The Kitchen says:
      I'm making lots of pumpkin things the past few days.... I think I might have to give these cookies a whirl.... they look so good. I too attempt the cookie stack like the rest of the cool food bloggers out there in my cookie posts. It always takes a few trys to get them to stay put.
    4. September 20th, 2011 at 7:22 am
      Shelley says:
      This post made me laugh Alison. You need to post more... Just sayin'. ;)
    5. September 20th, 2011 at 11:50 am
      Andrea says:
      Must. Go. Buy. Chocolate. Chips. !
    6. September 20th, 2011 at 11:53 am
      Jenn Neal says:
      Is the modified(larger) recipe correct in the amount of Cinnamon and Vanilla? Only asking b/c the picture looks like a lot more than 1 tsp. of cinnamon.

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      • September 20th, 2011 at 2:12 pm
        Caley says:
        You're right. Thank you, we corrected the amounts. Thank you for catching that! ;)
    7. September 20th, 2011 at 12:19 pm
      Lydia Hostetler says:
      the bigger recipe has same amounts for cinnamon and vanilla as small recipe has. Is that right?
      • September 20th, 2011 at 2:12 pm
        Caley says:
        You're right, Lydia. Thank you for catching that! We've made the change!
    8. September 20th, 2011 at 2:11 pm
      angie says:
      hey there just wondering if you used fresh pumpkin ( I have read there are certain kinds you should use ?) or if you used the canned pumpkin. Oh and I heard pumpkins are hard to come by because of the weather this past summer. thanks
      • September 26th, 2011 at 7:26 am
        Alison says:
        On no...I am not a gardener! Go with canned pumpkin. Makes it super easy!
    9. September 20th, 2011 at 4:04 pm
      MyPeaceOfFood says:
      I may have to wait until it's officially fall to make these, but how nice would it be to surprise a neighbor with a bundle of these little bad boys. Peace on a plate!
    10. September 20th, 2011 at 4:12 pm
      Julie says:
      Have you tried butterscotch chips instead of chocolate? I'll never go back.
      • September 26th, 2011 at 7:27 am
        Alison says:
        YUM! I'll have to give that a shot! Thanks for the comment!
    11. September 20th, 2011 at 6:28 pm
      DeeAnna says:
      MMmmm these are my favorite cookie! You can freeze them too, and they are really good right out of the freezer in the middle of the night!
      • September 26th, 2011 at 7:31 am
        Alison says:
        Right there with you!
    12. September 21st, 2011 at 9:58 am
      danika says:
      Is there any order that you mix the ingredients, or do you just kind of add everything in together and mix it up (aside from adding the chocolate chips last)?
      • September 26th, 2011 at 7:30 am
        Alison says:
        I add the wet first and then thrown in the dry. My 10 yr old had done them all at once and it still turned out great! We like simple recipes!
        • October 2nd, 2011 at 2:08 pm
          danika says:
          So.. I made a double batch hoping they would go over well (for both my husband and myself) - and soooooooooooo glad I did! My husband said "yeah... ummm... these are my new favorite cookie." I had baked some, and froze the rest of the batter... which did not last very long in the freezer! LOL... LOVE LOVE LOVE these! Thank you so much for posting this recipe.
    13. September 23rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm
      Jennifer Grace says:
      Here's a really yummy pumpkin cookie recipe too! Take one spice cake mix and one small can of pumpkin and a half of bag of chocolate chips and mix. Then bake at 350 for 10 min. Check with a tooth pick like you would a cake. So easy!!!!
      • September 26th, 2011 at 7:30 am
        Alison says:
        YEAH! Thanks for sharing this one Jennifer!
    14. September 25th, 2011 at 8:41 pm
      Emily says:
      Just made these tonight... My batch only made 4 dozen HUGE cookies, they are yummy! Thanks for sharing!!! :)
      • September 26th, 2011 at 7:27 am
        Alison says:
        Oh I wish we were neighbors right now! I've been out for a week!
    15. September 28th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
      Felis G says:
      Tried this recipe today, hoping to bring the fall weather to TX. They are super delicious!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I doubled the first recipe and it made 7 dozen cookies :-) (I'm going to share with my co-workers tomorrow)
    16. September 30th, 2011 at 3:25 pm
      jill says:
      this is such a funny post, love to read it and not just for the wonderful recipe :)
    17. October 9th, 2011 at 6:38 am
      Allison says:
      I made these cookies last night to settle my chocolate/pumpkin desire. They totally hit the spot and I had to MAKE myself stop after eating 2. Seriously delicious. I could have eaten 12. So glad to have found you via Pinterest!
    18. October 26th, 2011 at 6:58 am
      Mary says:
      do you grease the baking sheets?
    19. November 23rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm
      Jackie says:
      pumpkin cookies are just about my favorite cookies ever... and i found out this fall that my boyfriend has never tried them! not only has he never tried them, he has never even seen them... i'm not much of a baker, but i knew i had to make a batch and show him what he had been missing.

      i searched through a lot of recipes and decided THIS was the one that would rock his world :)

      before i put the first batch in the oven i did a taste test on the dough. i could tell just from that taste that i picked the right recipe! i'm baking them right now, with one batch so far out of the oven... wow! and remember, i'm not much of a baker. they are so easy too! the only hard part for me (besides battling the crowds at the grocery store the night before thanksgiving) was mixing everything. i did a double batch, and i dont have a mixer - my arm is sore!

      thank you so much for posting this recipe. i'm taking them to thanksgiving dinner tomorrow and i know everyone (especially my boyfriend) will love them.
    20. December 6th, 2011 at 1:39 pm
      Natricia says:
      Tried them and loved them! I did 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 oil too... think I will try all applesauce next time :-) I also added butterscotch chips as well as chocolate and my oh my, YUMMY! This is definitely easy and delicious!
    21. October 9th, 2012 at 6:47 am
      indra says:
      Thx so much to share this recipe with us. I tried baking this last night n today everybody said its delicious
    22. October 11th, 2012 at 5:56 pm
      Marie says:
      This recipe sounds great but I would love to know how many cookies the original recipe makes....thanks!!
    23. October 14th, 2012 at 7:29 pm
      Kristine says:
      Oh Thank you SoOoO much for this recipe. I adore Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! I usually spend a fortune to buy them, but I made your version and they are Just Delicious perfectly soft & Delightful, Best I've had yet! Mmmm you made my fall, Thanks again!!
    24. November 5th, 2012 at 8:16 am
      Jenna says:
      I just made these with my kids to use up some pumpkin we had in the fridge. I wanted to let everyone know I used real pumpkin {after I roasted them, and they were small pie pumpkins} and they turned out great! I made the large batch, and used a bit over 3 cups of real pie pumpkin. They taste so yummy, and they are light and fluffy!
    25. December 22nd, 2012 at 8:58 pm
      Leslie says:
      These sound awesome but there's no way I have have that many cookies in my house! How would I freeze the dough? Drop onto cookie sheets, freeze, then save as pucks to bake later?
    26. September 27th, 2014 at 3:12 pm
      Mally says:
      Ohhhhh pumpkin goodness!!!! About how many cookies does the big batch make? 7.5 cups flour, wow! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks!!!
      • September 27th, 2014 at 3:21 pm
        Mally says:
        Oh and white sugar or brown sugar? :-)
      • October 9th, 2014 at 7:25 pm
        Kaley says:
        I got 30 cookies with the smaller recipe! Yummmmm!
    27. October 21st, 2014 at 4:19 pm
      Lyn says:
      Does the t mean tablespoon or teaspoon? I figured out c means cup.
    28. October 21st, 2014 at 7:16 pm
      Sierra says:
      Is T. table spoon or teaspoon
    29. January 27th, 2015 at 2:53 pm
      Nina says:
      the oil? 3/4 cup or what?
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