Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Well, it is time to share with you my last Christmas cookie.  While not a traditional Christmas cookie, it adds a nice touch to any cookie tray.  This bonus cookie came about by request from my mother-in-law.  She asked for a pumpkin cookie and I searched until I found the perfect cookie.  This super soft cookie is so spongy, it is almost like a muffin.  I added a frosting to this, adapted from my Mom’s sugar cookie recipe, to give it just a little something extra!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Joy the Baker

2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp ground cloves
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
½ cup canola oil
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and spray the paper with cooking spray.

Stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices together in a medium bowl and set aside. 

In an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar until smooth and lightened in color, about 1 minute.  On low speed, mix the oil, pumpkin, and vanilla until blended.

Mix in the flour mixture to incorporate it.  Stir in the chips,

With a cookie scoop with 2 tablespoon capacity, scoop dough onto prepare cookie sheet at least 2 ½ inches apart.  Use a thin spatula to smooth and flatten rounds.

Bake cookies 16 minutes or until tops feel firm and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out dry.  Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.  Move to wire racks to cool completely.

Once cooled, frost cookies (recipe follows).  Store cookies in an airtight container once the frosting in dry.

Cookie Frosting
Adapted from my Mom

4 oz cream cheese
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients in and mix on medium speed until smooth.  Note: if the frosting is too thin, add additional powdered sugar, ¼ cup at a time.


  1. I love pumpkin cookies. Anything pumpkin for that matter! Delicious I'll have to try these.

  2. Thanks for the recipe! Made these today and they turned out perfect!

  3. thanks for the recipe! Made these today and they turned out great!


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