You all had to know another pumpkin recipe was waiting in the wings. After the great pumpkin hunt last week I could hardly wait to start cooking and baking up all sorts of pumpkin-related goodness. Not long after the pumpkin pasta, three days to be exact, I baked up a batch of these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. And since I like to send J on his way back home with a treat for the car ride, I packed theses babies up and sent them on their merry way to Illinois. Portion control at its very best, my friends.

These cookies are a little different than others I put up on the site. Adding pumpkin into the mix makes them of the cakey variety rather than crispy-chewy. A bit of ground cinnamon and nutmeg play up the pumpkin-pie vibe without being overpowering. And the chocolate? Well, why wouldn’t you put chocolate in a cookie? Though now that I’m thinking about it, butterscotch chips would be absolutely divine.

Shoot, I wish I would have thought of that sooner…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Printable Recipe)

If you’re like me and prefer your cookies on the slightly underdone side, shoot for baking them 12 minutes, or just slightly under that. And if you’re more like my mom, who loves her cookies well-done, aim for the high end at 15 minutes.

Ingredients
*1 stick butter, softened
*1/2 cup sugar
*1/2 cup brown sugar
*1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree

*1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
*1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
*1 tsp. vanilla extract
*1/2 tsp. baking soda
*1 large egg
*1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
*1/4 cup instant oats
*1 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions
*Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
*With an electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy, Add in the sugars and mix until creamy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla extract, and baking soda until just combined.
*Beat in the egg and stir until just combined. Add in the flour and mix until just combined, followed by the oats and chocolate chips.
*Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden around the edges and puffed in the center. Remove and transfer to wire racks to cool.

Happy Baking!

madison

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16842052803067137704 Marilyn

    Incredibly creative food styling! Love, love, love it.

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com Lauren at KeepItSweet

    these sound great, i'll definitely be trying them!

  • Anonymous

    Your “portion control” idea reminds of a “Frog & Toad” story. When Frog and Toad could not muster the willpower to stop eating cookies, Frog spread them on the ground and invited the birds to come eat them. Toad complained, “Now we don't have any cookies.” Frog attempted to console him with the fact that, although they had no cookies, they had lots and lots of willpower!

  • http://www.blueeyedbakers.com The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    These sound amazing! We're going on a pumpkin hunt today…it's just time – we can't hold off any longer! And these would be delicious with butterscotch but look pretty fabulous with the chocolate..!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18168462295722471791 opheliawannabe

    you have no idea how excited I was that you put these up- I've been wanting a pumpkin chocolate chip recipe but was too lazy to go find one lol… and then look! you did it for me. I am making these tonight and as luck would have it I have butterscotch chips in the house. It's kismet!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15362591216971587088 Happy.Healthy.Sweet

    I will try them with butterscotch and let you know how they turn out :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17728289485178979972 Madison Mayberry

    Happy.Healthy.Sweet and opheliawannabe …. Can't wait to hear how the cookies turn out and if you love them as much as we did here in DSM! :)

    madison

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18168462295722471791 opheliawannabe

    Ok so my family pretty much devoured those cookies like a pack of hyenas! Good thing I made a double batch- I made them to take to my friend tomorrow lol. Oh they smell like fall and the butterscotch chips are so perfect in them and they are perfectly moist and chewey- I highly recommend. Next time I may try them with chocolate chips though just to see.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17728289485178979972 Madison Mayberry

    opheliawannabe …. So happy to hear that! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01178974690054809781 grace

    What a great idea. I've been searching for pumpkin recipes and this seem like a keeper :)

  • Anonymous

    I made them last night with butterscotch chips – so delicious and the texture of the cookie is just perfect. Thanks so much!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09130538439260785050 Beth

    I found your recipe on Tastespotting and made them this morning. I've had to hide a few so that my husband can get a few when he gets home because they are disappearing from the cooling rack! So good! Yum! Bravo! (Can you tell I love this recipe?)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17728289485178979972 Madison Mayberry

    Beth -

    I'm SO happy to hear that! I can't tell you how much I love knowing that the recipes on this site find their way into the homes of readers! :)

    Cheers,

    madison

  • http://girlgardenfood.net rachel

    this will be perfect for the leftover pumpkin in my fridge. plus i've been craving cookies ;) thanks for sharing this :)

  • Erin

    Thanks for idea of using oats in pumpkin chocolate chip cookies – Brilliant! Pumpkin makes cookies cake-y but the oats makes them more cookie-like again.

    • Madison Mayberry

      So glad you liked them, Erin!