Classic Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, a cakey pumpkin cookie with warm fall spices and loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips.
I called my sister and asked her if I could share her Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on my blog. My sister is a wonderful cook and this is one of her family’s favorite cookies. It is a delicious, soft, moist, cakey cookie. Her recipe makes 5 dozen cookies. She often doubles that and freezes the dough so that she can have fresh, hot cookies ready in a flash for friends and family.
The recipe calls for shortening. My sister has tried using butter instead but the cookie sets up better with the shortening. Also, be sure and bake the cookies completely before removing them from the oven.
Update: My daughter recently told me this is now one of my son-in-law’s favorite cookies, so I decided it was time to share them again with some updated pictures and a slightly updated recipes. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 5 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 cup shortening
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 15- ounce can pumpkin puree
- 4 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375º. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice,and cinnamon. Set aside.
- In a second large mixing bowl, beat shortening with sugar and well blended. Add pumpkin and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until blended.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake 12 – 15 minutes until the bottoms are browned and the middle is set. Cool on a wire rack.
For more delicious 12 weeks of Christmas cookies visit:
April from Abbys Sweets
Denise from Keeper Worthy Recipes
Megan’s from My Baking Adventures
Kim from Stirring the Pot
I’m submitting this recipe to Shelby, of The Life and Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch for November’s Family Recipes, Memories of Family, Food and Fun.
Hi, just tried these, but did not rise or spread. Any suggestions?
Taste great, but have some problems. Thanks!
Hi Di – cakey cookies like these don’t typically rise or spread much. Sounds like you did everything just right. If you want a flatter cookie, just flatten it a bit before baking. Glad you enjoyed them.
I have to try these. They sound yummy. I’m happy your sister allowed you to share.
Wishes for tasty dishes,
Recipe calls for pumpkin pie spice but directions do not include. Are you substituting the “cinnamon and nutmeg” called for in the directions?
Thanks for the heads up LeAnn – I’ve updated the recipe.
Those cookies look wonderful!Sounds like a great cookie recipe.I love the addition of pumpkin.
Christmas is just 3 weeks away..yay! thanks for the reminder.. these cookies look marvelous, thanks for sharing the recipe, I would like to try this with sweet potato or purple yam 🙂
Great recipe! Thanks for submitting–and thanks to your sister for sharing! 🙂
Beautiful cookies and I like it that they are nice a fat too.
I know that some cookies just don't bake up right if you use all butter. You might want to try making them with a good quality margarine. They should still set up nicely but the margarine will add some flavor as well.
Interesting with the pumpkin in the cookie. I'm pretty sure it would taste great, although can't really imagine the flavours very well.
Sounds like a winning combo to me!
that's one substantial looking cookie! i'm more of a pumpkin w/cream cheese kind of fan…unless we're talking about pumpkin choc chip pancakes…but i am sure these are great 🙂
I love seeing all these cookie recipes! The pumpkin sounds delicious in these.
Woohoo! Christmas is coming!
Great cookies, very festive! I love the chocolate with the pumpkin.
Oh Barbara I am so bad. I know I read this when you sent me the submission but apparently I never left a comment! Thank you so much for entering this month! It means a lot to me to have you included :o) The cookies look yummy too – as you well know, I love pumpkin!
I love pumpkin cookies. Thanks for sharing your sister's recipe. 27 more days left….oh no!
Oh! I still 1 can of pumpkin puree, should try your cookies, they look absolutely delicious 🙂
Look how soft and poofy they look! I love cake-like cookies, especially with pumpkin.
I have a similar recipe, made them on Thanksgiving morning and the jar was completely cleaned out by the end of the day. What a great cookie!
Oh, I love the pumpkin and chocolate chip combo!! they look delish!
Yum!!!! I love, love, love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. And there's nothing better than one that's tried and true. How sweet of your sister to let you share it with all of us.