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Pumpkin Chip Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Chip Cookies Recipe

These golden cake-like cookies are my favorite, especially around the holidays. They disappear quickly from my dessert trays. The subtle pumpkin and cinnamon flavors pair nicely with chocolate chips. —Tami Burroughs, Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:120 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Beat in pumpkin. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  • 2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 10 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 76 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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paul3303 User ID: 1713232 254496
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"I used butterscotch chis and they were great. I also used fresh pumpkin instead of canned and 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice instead of cinnamon."

AngelPuppy User ID: 7059388 235004
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2015

"These are delicious and moist. They also freeze very well. I put them in sandwich bags and then in a freezer bag. Perfect!"

mpflute User ID: 3016415 224567
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"A favorite recipe to keep and share with friends and neighbors. The flavors are so delicious. And the chocolate gives it that extra delicious mix. I often use mini chocolate chips. I also had to bake longer than suggested."

pamsterhamster User ID: 2978210 65332
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"Love pumpkin & these hit the spot. It doesn't hurt that they also include chocolate."

carmenaagard User ID: 7288903 81985
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2013

"these were really good cookies! I really like them. just a little tip, i had to cook them for 4 more minutes then the recipe tells, they get cooked a lot better"

Janet0418 User ID: 7116999 36341
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2013

"too cake like very soft and not enough pumpkin taste"

Ashaline User ID: 1186991 51240
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"These are my favorite pumpkin cookies. They are soft and melt in your mouth! Make them!"

kjsz User ID: 2525956 86285
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2012

"Pumpkin was very subtle. The cookies stayed moist and chewy. I substituted 1/2 white chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips for the chocolate. Everyone in the family loved them!"

Hungrywife User ID: 6896863 205185
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"My family loves these cookies. They never last long around the house. They are so moist they are the best!"

Terpene User ID: 6048228 53853
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"Everyone just loves these cookies!"

kbackhaus User ID: 5816875 131457
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"These are so delicious! I made them for the first time today and I could eat the whole batch to myself! I was pretty skeptical at first and I was actually scared to eat one, but they are so, so good!"

savoie.luvgspointers User ID: 6225701 116381
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"Ymmmmmm.... Need I say More? I made these to take to work and they were gone in no time. I had people from other departments coming to snatch one. One more thing...Since I hate store bought canned pumpkin, I use "Fresh" pumpkin; cooked and well drained. I usually cook it the night before and leave it in a seive overnight to pull out the excess water."

pettymama User ID: 1026286 119378
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"I make these every year for our community reading "festival". I've started getting request about a month before hand making sure I'm going to bring them. Perfect for fall bake sales."

kerryellen User ID: 2678878 86283
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"I have made these every year for 10 years. They never fail to disappear fast and my family and coworkers always request them! Wonderful."

brulee1 User ID: 6209251 86282
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2011

"I've been making these wonderful cookies

since 2002, and are still my favorites! Just don't over bake them, 10 minutes works for me. I also found that adding a little ginger, nutmeg and cloves makes them that much better. White baking chips are good too."

mommylu User ID: 5317722 136048
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"My grandma's been following this recipe for many, many years. She has it pulled out of a magazine from probably the 60's or 70's. Her recipe, though, tells you to drop the dough by 1/4 cup fulls and shape into a pumpkin. bake for 20-25 minutes and then decorate with M&M eyes and candy corn noses. These are a family favorite and are so delicious. I like to make the "normal" sized version, as well, for everyday!"

cocos_mama User ID: 1241847 36338
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

"EVERYONE who has tried these loves them. Even me...and I usually don't like soft cookies.

Nobody has been able to guess that it's made with pumpkin."

canmarrin64 User ID: 4313268 81983
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"I used mini chocolate chips in this recipe and I really liked the results. Lots of chips in every bite! Yum! I think these will be a new favorite in our family. :)"

spshay User ID: 5814793 53852
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2011

"My new favorite cookies. I froze a bunch of them hoping I wouldn't eat so many, but..... you can eat them right from the freezer:) This recipe makes alot, but don't worry, freeze them. Absolutely DELICIOUS, highly recommended."

wilbur07 User ID: 3326294 65113
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I have had plenty of requests for this recipe. It is very soft and tasty. A refreshing change from the ordinary cookie recipe.

"Thanks" Taste of Home, for this recipe.

BrytEyz User ID: 2759683 88462
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"These cake-like cookies are easy to make and a fun change from the everyday chocolate chip or oatmeal cookie. I used a 1 1/2 T. cookie scoop and found that 15 minutes was the perfect bake time. Enjoy this tasty Autumn treat!"

countess cookie User ID: 4170037 81941
Reviewed May. 23, 2009

"These are fabulous! The pumpkin and chocolate chips complement each other nicely. Be sure to make them and share. You may be tempted to eat the whole batch yourself!"

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 44210
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008

"I love this recipe and one that will be a regular. I did however reduce the granulated sugar by 1/2 cup for my taste."

normapopham User ID: 1067109 65112
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"these cookies are the best! everyone just loves them"

homeowner2 User ID: 571090 111167
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2008

"Oct/Nov 2002 page 41----recipe in this issue if you don't want to print the recipe from the website."

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