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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 6 dozen cookies
Author: Barbara Schieving


  • 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.


Pumpkin Pie Spice Substitute: ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon plus ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg and ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves for 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.