Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Do you know what I realized the other day? We are well into October and I’ve only shared two pumpkin recipes with you guys. Two! Talk about food blogger fail! I know you guys liked these pumpkin spice cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting and the pumpkin bundt cake with bourbon cream cheese glaze is quite popular so I’m not sure why I didn’t keep feeding your addiction.
Wait, I know. I’ve been so engulfed in apple baking ever since my orchard trip. But here today to help remedy this short-sight is my pumpkin cookie friend. I have friends that are known for different things and this one makes the softest pumpkin chocolate chip cookies EVER. I figured you guys would forgive me for my pumpkin lapse with her recipe! (I hope the bribery works 😉 )
Here is Trista. She surfaced earlier on the blog when she graduated and I made her these peanut butter high hat cupcakes.
Hello, loyal A Classic Twist followers! My name is Trista and I am a friend and schoolmate of Zainab’s. I have known her for over four years now and even had the pleasure of being a bridesmaid in her wedding about a year ago. I should also point out I have taken it upon myself to become her “inspiration” by “subtly” placing post-it notes in her cookbooks and suggesting different cakes that she could bake for me for any and all upcoming occasions. A few weeks ago Zainab had mentioned she was going to start baking for the autumn season, lots of apples and pumpkin flavors! Unlike Zainab, I am not a baker, heck I can barely cook anything more than a piece of toast. However, I have been told the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I make are delicious and they were in high demand last autumn.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Always in high demand, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies have the perfect amount of spice and sweet!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- In a large bowl, beat together pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, egg, and vanilla extract until combined. In a separate small bowl, dissolve baking soda in milk and add to the pumpkin mixture.
- Add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop, place scoop full of dough onto prepared sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown and firm. Let cool completely on wire rack.
Recipe adapted from the Betty Crocker Book of Cookies
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Thank you, Trista, for sharing this recipe today. And I don’t think those neon pink post-it notes are subtle…just saying man! I hope you guys enjoy these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
To date, I have no pumpkin recipes and only one apple recipe. I am dying to get on things this weekend. On my list if pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Your apple crisp is a killer!! Can’t get over all the caramel on top. Hope you can get some fall baking done this weekend 🙂
These look just too perfect and too delicious!!! Great job and very nice post!
Thanks Dan! She was excited about her guest post.
Oh, how yummy!
Hi Trista, welcome to the blogosphere!
I used to think pumpkin and chocolate was a weird combo, BUT I finally tried it…last year… and I like it! Not in love, but I could def house a plate of these cookies!
I really need to get to posting fall recipes, I am a little behind. It will probably be Valentines Day when I finally get to posting pumpkin….ugh hope not!
How could you have misjudged pumpkin and chocolate? I’m so glad you came around!! It’s the best 🙂
You know it would be so unique to have some fall recipes in January lol! But I know you will post before then. You can’t stay away that long.
I just made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies this past weekend too! This version looks so incredibly thick and chewy- love it!
Thanks! I know you are an avid pumpkin fan and I’ve been enjoying your posts 🙂
I can just see the pumpkin in the cokies – so much so that I really wish i had some of these now. Oh and there is nothing wrong (says me) with having 2 or more same main ingredient recipes. That is what I do in my pantry staple spotlights and I do have one on pumpkins coming up soon….
Thanks Bintu! I love your pantry staple spotlights. Always new ways to use favorite ingredients like your squash muffins. On my list to try ASAP.
This was a super fun guest post! And these cookies look like an amazing texture and flavor combo. I want to try them chilled now (how many cookies are recommended chilled? Not enough:) I dearly love pumpkin, but apple is a close second, so keep all fall related recipes coming, apple or pumpkin! (or salted caramel … 🙂
Thanks dear! She had fun being here. I chilled half of what she gave me for pictures….hmmmm best idea ever! I’m thinking of doing a week of just apples and salted caramel recipes!! Made too many with my orchard purchases and figured I should share.
I think we can forgive you for the lack of pumpkin recipes when you post something amazing like this! And chilling a cookie? Interesting thought…and I kinda want to try it!
It’s so gooooood cold!! Loved it. Thanks for the leniency David!
I definitely have a hard time choosing between apples and pumpkins at this time of year. Definitely need to make room in my belly for both! These cookies look fabulous! Totally fluffy and delicious.
I will prefer not to choose but the room in my belly is making me lol!! I’m in love with these cookies and making more tomorrow for my niece.
Awesome cookies! 🙂 I haven’t made ONE pumpkin thing this year. I think I’ll be getting kicked out of the food blogger club 😉
Hhahah you can never be kicked out. Not when you make killer snicker’s lasagna lady!!
Yum! I’ve been making pumpkin cookies – my first year! They are SO good. I’m an apple lover too and I typically spend the autumn season making every apple dessert possible. Great pictures too 🙂 Your cookies look soft – yum!
Thanks Melissa! Apple is taking over my kitchen and I am thinking of dedicating an entire week to apple recipes. And then I can embrace pumpkins although I keep getting requests for pumpkin cheesecake and might cave soon 🙂
We are well into October and I still haven’t tried pumpkin… like, I don’t even know what it tastes of 😉 I have to fix that problem as soon as possible and these cookies look like the perfect solution!
They sound awesome! And by the way, I loved the guest post :))
You need to fix that soon!! It’s delicious 🙂