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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tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 255135
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2016

"I like these cake-like cookies. I only gave it 4 stars because I wanted to bump up the flavor a bit. So, I used the spices they call for in a pumpkin pie. The recipe on the canned pumpkin. 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ginger, 1/4 tsp. cloves. That tasted perfect. Next time I might try using half white and half brown sugars, like I do in pumpkin pie."

joys207 User ID: 8581542 239115
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."

BilliePock User ID: 8314002 237355
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."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 20998
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

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

S.Lynn User ID: 6436439 22590
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

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

cnsandersaz User ID: 4469717 48385
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

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

karent625 User ID: 6228845 20645
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I agree with the other reviewer that there is not enough pumpkin flavor. Not sure what it needs more of -- spices? Butter vs oil? Nice texture though!"

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 15933
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"I thought this would be a good combination, but it didn't quite come out to my expectations. It doesn't have the pumpkin flavor I thought it would. Also I don't care for cake-like cookies and that is how they turned out. Great idea, but not quite there."

misscleocat User ID: 257578 24263
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"These cookies are so soft and chewy it is hard to find a better cookie. I made two batches, one with white chocolate chips & walnuts (my husband doesn't care for chocolate) and the other batch with dried cranberries and pecans. Both were a huge hit with everyone who tried them."

ppmiaumiau User ID: 2723825 51323
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2010

"These cookies are always a hit. I leave out the walnuts and ice them with a store bought cream cheese frosting."

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