- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- In a bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon; stir into creamed mixture alternately with pumpkin. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Reviews for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
"Yum yum yum. Made these a few weeks ago for my SS class huge hit!!! Had a few left over and they were immediately enjoyed by the menfolk of the church. Only complaint is super soft so make sure cool before you put in containers."
"I really enjoyed this recipe. I'm usually a "chewy" cookie fan, and these were definitely more of a moist, "cake-like" cookie. However, it still works. I also think this texture could have been because my batter was quite moist. I used roasted and pureed pumpkin simply because I was doing that with our halloween Pumpkins today. I always find that this is much more watery than canned pumpkin and I was too lazy to really thoroughly strain it. Regardless, the recipe was GREAT! I would add a bit of salt next time as well, as another reviewer suggests."
"Worst recipe ever. I did all I could to save this recipe but it ended up a rubbery, protein bar like, stiff cookie. I could have used the cookies in my latest sculpture, they were the same consistency of play-doh. The problem started with the butter and oats. One full cup of butter was completely unnecessary and the oats just added to the rubbery texture. You want a good recipe? Type in "pumpkin cookies" into your search engine and click the first link to Iced Pumpkin Cookies. Add a little more baking soda to that recipe, add in whatever nuts or chocolate chips you want, and have good time eating normal tasting cookies of a good consistency. I can't believe I wasted a home grown pumpkin and two hours of baking the pulp to perfection only to waste it in this recipe."
"These were so moist and fluffy. Definitely a winner in my household. Will definitely be making quite often especially around the holidays!"
"I made these a while back and they were definitely WELL received! I like to sift flour -- measure what is called for and then sift with other dry ingredients. Used 1-1/2 cup oats and the entire can of pumpkin plus pumpkin pie spice. These are keepers for us!"
"Delicious recipe-- thank you! Whenever a recipe calls for cinnamon (especially pumpkin and squash recipes), I almost always add 1/4 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves or allspice, as well. My daughter always says, "Mmmm, it tastes like fall!" I also added 3/4 tsp. salt, which really makes the pumpkin and spice flavors pop!"
"Tastes just awful. Followed recipe exactly; didn't change a single thing. Wasted money, time and ended up throwing all the cookies out. Didn't taste like pumpkin or chocolate chip cookies; just tasted "earthy" and gross."
"Very good! Added white chocolate chips, used coconut sugar and used pumpkin spice extract. Thanks for the great recipe! :-)"
"These cookies are perfect as is. If you make so many "adjustments" it isn't even the same recipe. Submit your own recipe to TOH, by all means, just don't do it in the review section of someone else's submission. Certainly ,don't claim the recipe was good when you have modified it far beyond the original. Tips and comments are great, so are minor variations. Changing fats, and amounts of major ingredients-that's becomes a different thing. Thank you for this wonderful recipe."