Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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As a fun alternative to pumpkin pie, I often make these easy drop cookies. The chocolate chips and harvest-fresh goodness make them special enough for a holiday dessert.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:42 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 42 servings


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 191 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add pumpkin, oil, eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 13-14 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: about 7 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p31

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2015

"I only ever give 4 stars because there's always room for improvement. I lost my own recipe so looked up this one. I'm so happy it was as good if not better than my own. My girls loved it and they are the true test of pumpkin chip cookies, they ask me every year to make them."

Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"My daughters and I made these cookies today. They are awesome. We added pecans instead of walnuts because that is what we had on hand. Yummy and Delicious."

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"Very good, cake like cookie. Kids liked them too!"

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Yummy. A bit like cake but still good. One of those once in a while desserts."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

"My family devoured these! They are moist and delicious."

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