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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

A chewy chocolate chip cookie studded with pumpkin and spices!
You'll be surprised at just how good these cookies are.

Collage of cookie dough and baked cookies on a white plate and a hand holding a chocolate chip pumpkin cookie

It's September so that means pumpkin!

At least around here anyway.

My first new pumpkin recipe this year are my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies. And man oh man, these are GOOD. Great, actually.

Pumpkin puree on paper towels in a strainer.

I've baked oodles of pumpkin treats over the years. My Caramel Cashew Pumpkin Cheesecake, my Iowa Pumpkin Sheet Cake (move over Texas!), my Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes or perhaps my Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake.

And by baking with a lot of pumpkin over the years I've learned a few things. One being if you want to make a chewy cookie with it, you need to get some of the water out of it. Pumpkin is 92% water. So before adding the pumpkin to this cookie batter you'll need to make sure to blot it thoroughly with paper towels. That will remove a lot of the excess water which in return helps the cookie to not spread and bake evenly.

Cookie dough on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Another great trick to these cookies - chill the dough! One hour is great, 24 hours is even better. By chilling the dough it helps the cookies keep their shape and prevents them from spreading. It's all about the butter in the dough!

One problem though?

I chilled this dough in the refrigerator overnight and my family had problems keeping their hands out of it. It's a bit irresistible! They taste exactly like a perfect chocolate chip cookie but with hints of pumpkin spice.

Hand holding half of a chocolate chip pumpkin cookie with more plated in the background.

Just look at how chewy they are!

One final trick to these cookies - let them cool completely on the baking sheet. This will help them to keep their shape. I know it's hard to not move them, but trust me it's worth it.

These cookies would be the perfect bake sale treat or gift to a friend who needs a pick me up. I think you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who does not like them.

Collage of Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies on baking tray, white plate and hand holding a cookie.

I cannot wait to hear what you think about these!

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  1. Loved these! So so yummy and a hit with my guests!