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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

I'm one of the cooking project leaders for my daughter's 4-H club, where these soft, delicious cookies were a great hit with the kids. —Marietta Slater, Augusta, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling YIELD:48 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 112 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 256320
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2016

"Delicious soft cookie. My family had a hard time leaving these alone. Next time I would love to try using cinnamon or butterscotch chips instead of chocolate."

michellejsco User ID: 3055399 255534
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

"These were a hit at home, with the neighbors, and at the office. They came out with a nice, velvety texture. I will definitely be making them again!"

mtuttle User ID: 3205485 253697
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2016

"A lovely cookie for those who love pumpkin and chocolate chips. I added 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice."

the pink baker User ID: 4281712 237101
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"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."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 236295
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"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."

monateru User ID: 8597066 236009
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"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."

Angel182009 User ID: 6228642 235867
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"These were so moist and fluffy. Definitely a winner in my household. Will definitely be making quite often especially around the holidays!"

menkens User ID: 5877182 235826
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"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!"

evasan52 User ID: 8242627 235820
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"Delicious recipe."

MonicaTuite User ID: 8328176 235534
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"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!"

Trojanchick User ID: 8576182 235089
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"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."

[email protected] User ID: 6824185 235071
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2015

"Very good! Added white chocolate chips, used coconut sugar and used pumpkin spice extract. Thanks for the great recipe! :-)"

peanutsnona76 User ID: 8027573 234930
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"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."

SuzannM User ID: 8549328 233439
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2015

"This is a delicious cookie recipe! I placed the dough balls on a parchment-lined cookie sheet to bake, and then stored them in the refrigerator. They tasted even better cold."

Iliketreats User ID: 8479806 231037
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"These cookies were delicious. They are nice and soft and the pumpkin flavor especially comes out at the end of your bite. We would definitely make these again. I love I love these cookies!!"

delowenstein User ID: 3766053 9716
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"I prepared this recipe for the first time. I did make some adjustments: I used 3/4 cup canned pumpkin and for spices, I used 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/4 tsp. each ground cloves and ground nutmeg. I used 1 tsp. salt. I'd added dry ingredients, then I added the pumpkin and blended 5 minutes on medium speed. I also just used 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, and a mixture of Reese's Pieces, Peanut Butter M & M's and Springtime baking chips to make 1/2 cup. I dropped by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets and baked 10 minutes. This way, I found the cookies still browned, but didn't get overly dark. If using a baking sheet with a non-stick surface, I baked just 9 minutes on the greased baking sheet. Rather than use 1 cup butter, I'd used 1 cup butter-flavored shortening. I sampled 1 cookie and it was very good! I got 6 dozen 2 = a total of 74 cookies! Thank you for this recipe! delowenstein"

grubbiesmama User ID: 8067519 6903
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"LOVE these! As a matter of fact, one of my son's football buddies as me to make him a whole batch just for himself! Can I freeze these for a few days before I deliver to my son's buddy or will they be mushy upon thawing out? Thank you!"

Anniemarien User ID: 6558390 7336
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"easy and delicious, fluffy, "cakier" cookie, will make again and have added to my recipe box"

dcscake_OH User ID: 228890 7937
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"Loved the pumpkin with the chocolate"

Lor207 User ID: 978905 6800
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2014

"I will definitely make these again. My family loved them!"

Bfozardcook User ID: 8030139 6798
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"These Are fantastic! I love the delicious flavor plus they have some health benefits that other cookies do not. And only 15 carbs for 2 cookies with a gram of fiber is not bad at all! Thanks for the great recipe!"

ChrisZemke User ID: 7843361 5691
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Made these today and are so so good. I used choc. chunk chips. Rave reviews from my family."

angelbun86 User ID: 8004354 9612
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2014

"Just made these tonight... awesome recipe... it was also the first time that I have made these cookies and they are delicious! nice and airy the only thing I did different was to add more chocolate chips... I will be making these again for both a work breakfast and for Thanksgiving!!!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 6230
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2014

"Nice and moist, easy to prepare and well received. Great recipe for a potluck or picnic....makes alot. I enjoyed that it is a different twist on a very popular cookie. No way anyone else will be bringing the same dish!"

falknermimi User ID: 3056172 9610
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"Tested these out today and they were awesome! Will be making these for my trick-or-treaters this year. I love anything with pumpkin in it."

Vicks6 User ID: 5093215 8521
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"These cookies are absolutely fabulous!! Everyone likes them, and they are perfect for the FALL. I added a little extra pumpkin and extra chocolate chips. Great cookies!!"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 4189
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2013


nikkibabbby User ID: 7455167 6992
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"Great recipe. The cookies were soft and delicious. Did have to cook for longer then 12 minutes though."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 5689
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"Every October, I am guaranteed delight when my family sees our Halloween themed cookie jar sitting on the counter filled with these treats. These cookies have become a beloved family tradition. Thanks for sharing!"

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 7898
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"My family cheers when they find the Halloween themed cookie jar on the counter every October; they know what it inside! This cookie has become a beloved family tradition - thanks for sharing!"

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 7934
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2013

"When October rolls around and I put out our Halloween themed cookie jar, my family knows exactly what they will find inside. These cookies have become a beloved family tradition- thanks for sharing!"

rlsquire User ID: 7002372 10240
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"These are amazing!!!"

PatriotOne User ID: 5119164 7896
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2012

"As some other reviewers pointed out, these cookies don't have a strong pumpkin flavor, but that's what I like about them. I used milk choc. chips and used the larger bag. That's the only change I made. My grand-daughters ages 5 and 3 love them!"

cooking2please User ID: 6925230 4184
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2012

"I wish I had read the reviews beforehand as I found the recipe almost tasteless! To use the remainder of pumpkin I am tempted to try one more time and add lots of other spices."

prettybluiz User ID: 191293 12500
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"Flavor was so bland, chocolate chips saved these cookies. Didn't use the extra spices. Won't make again."

Twodisneyfans User ID: 5579393 2911
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2012

"Delicious cake-like cookies; I did add 1/2 t salt and 1 t pumpkin pie spice (which I might increase next time). I also did 1/2 cup white chips and 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips. Delicious!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 2909
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"The first time I made these I thought they were good, but wasn't as impressed as I thought I'd be. Today I made them with 1/2 tsp. each of salt, ginger and nutmeg. SO much better!"

chknltl User ID: 5301759 8151
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"Made these today with a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate. Also used extra cinnamon and added in some cloves, ginger and allspice as well. The cookies are good, but not as strong a pumpkin flavor as I would like."

HRWood User ID: 986275 2905
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2012

"not the best..."

Fernflower User ID: 5960667 2891
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Delicious and so easy, I took them to my parents and they were gone quickly and now I have people requesting the recipe."

bernerlover User ID: 2342652 199790
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"I added raisins and chopped pecans and omitted the choc. chips. They were really good. I'm not crazy about choc. chips but the recipe sounded good otherwise. I'd definitely make them again this way and maybe next time I'll try a few with choc chips."

staylor49 User ID: 3690566 199789
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"I made these heathier by using the following substitutions: For the butter, I use Light Blue Bonnet Sticks. For the sugars, I used Splendid white and brown sugars substitutes. I also used wheat flour for half of the flour. However because of my substitutions my cookies did not spread. So what I dropped is basically what I got for a cookie. The 1-1/2 cups of chocolate chips leaves you with 1/2 cup left over from a 12 oz bag. So I think next time I will either use the whole bag, or just 1 cup chocolate chips and substitute chopped nuts for the 1/2 cup. I had to bake mine a couple of minutes longer, but that could just be my oven."

staylor49 User ID: 3690566 7880
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2012

"The recipe calls for 1 cup of canned pumpkin, not one can. If you used a 15 oz can of pumpkin, then you used almost 2 cups and therefore your cookies would not come out right."

dbeauche User ID: 4406338 8518
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"I was looking for a way to use up some extra canned pumpkin that I had. I am so happy to have come across this recipe! The texture of these cookies is perfect. I added clove and nutmeg and used dark chocolate chips. Yum!"

jldavis User ID: 840520 7335
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"easy, excellent recipe! I used vanilla chips and 1 cup caramel baking bits as those are favorites of my college kids. These went fast at the football tailgate!"

Festivefan User ID: 6900551 8517
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"I followed some of the tips here on the reviews and ramped up the cinnamon measurement, along with adding some nutmeg, cloves, and I also added ginger. I thought these turned out wonderfully! These cookies are the first in the chocolate family that I've made that actually turned out moist and chewy. I'm sure the pumpkin helps with that. I thought the chocolate chip ratio was good, too, since I think too many chocolate chip cookie recipes call for too many. ... I love these!"

charlenepaugustyn User ID: 3862805 199788
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"To nbrugs: Re-read the recipe. It calls for 1 Cup canned pumpkin, NOT one can of pumpkin. Maybe you would like to try the recipe again, for better results."

nbrugs User ID: 6904656 199787
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"This recipe was a huge let down. My cookies did not bake. The recipe called for one can of pumpkin but didn't specify the size, there was only one size at the store, but unfortunately it was too large and made my cookies not bake. I had really high expectations for this recipe, but was let down."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 7334
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2012

"I had company over yesterday and several of these cookies were gone by the end of the day. They turned out really good! I also like that it makes a large batch."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 12499
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"I also added the vanilla chips instead of chocolate ones. They do look more festive but next time I won't add as many...too sweet for my tastes."

cookinfanatic25 User ID: 6098804 6792
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"This was my first time making these and after reading the reviews, I decided to add a dash of nutmeg, ginger and cloves to add some extra spice. They are good, but next time I think I will add a touch more spice and some chopped pecans."

bakingbutterfly User ID: 6774509 6791
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"i send cookies to my father every few months, usually chocolate chip. but when fall rolled around i thought this recipe would be perfect. he enjoyed them and they seemed to stay moist longer then regular choc.chip cookies. i personally think their lacking something, i expected a richer flavored cookie.. but if dad likes them then the get 4 stars from me."

mason63 User ID: 2098941 199786
Reviewed May. 27, 2012

"WOW! great recipe, the only change I made was using white chocolate chips instead of the semi sweet chocolate."

buey1959 User ID: 5410639 12497
Reviewed May. 24, 2012

"amazing they are delicious and very fast"

chocoloco User ID: 1876593 8147
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"I substituted half the all-purpose flour for whole wheat flour, and they taste great! I also used some organic sugar in place of the brown and granulated sugar. Also used dark chocolate instead of semi-sweet! My kids and I love them: )"

HannahBeaver User ID: 5734571 10158
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"Good flavor, next time I might add a tad more cinnamon and maybe some nutmeg. Great density, but not too much. Oatmeal gives it a complimentary twist. Loved it!"

jmilhollin User ID: 3162509 5687
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"Yum! Perfect for fall! I added some nutmeg and used white chocolate chips instead. So good!"

howdu User ID: 1170706 6228
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Meant to say that I add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the dough for depth of flavor"

howdu User ID: 1170706 7932
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"I made these years ago for my daughter's kindergarten class for their 'everything pumpkin' series. The class loved them. They are a cake-like cookie, not chewy like the classic chocolate chip cookie; but delicious in their own right. They keep well. I added 1/2 teaspoon salt for more depth of flavor"

butterflii410 User ID: 5185581 2878
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"These don't last long in my house with 2 kids and a husband. I usually have to double the recipe so they last longer! I just made some today! They are so good and stay so moist!"

havetomakedinner User ID: 1605879 10150
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"very good cookie. Works well using part wheat flour also. Baked for 17 minutes."

lovethebattle User ID: 3179836 2870
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"Took these to work and everyone loved them. Would definitely make these again. Used regular vanilla extract instead of what they suggested."

nataliemue3 User ID: 5505360 7879
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"These were delicious! I used white chocolate chips and added more pumpkin. They definitely took much longer to bake, but I was also using a large cookie scoop. These are a keeper!"

trinakitty User ID: 4766106 10148
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2010

"Like most people I keep these in the oven for longer than the suggested 11-12 mins I think it was closer to 20 mins but they were still soooo soft & delicious"

tracy977 User ID: 885345 9609
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"So soft!! YUM!"

jmeise User ID: 5321419 10146
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2010

"I will definately make these cookies again, they are delicious!!"

lmellone1 User ID: 2887212 7547
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"I added chopped walnuts for some crunch, and baked at 360 for 13 minutes. They came out perfect!"

cray68 User ID: 5393939 4183
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"These are delicious! My kids call them muffin tops. They're so moist and chewy, more of a muffin consistency than a traditional cookie. I swapped 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon pure olive oil for half of the butter to lighten it up a bit. This is now our favorite fall recipe."

Wesli User ID: 3150037 7333
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"I used fresh pumpkin and they tasted excellent. The oats added some nice texture."

bookwormette User ID: 4365823 2861
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Sooo delish! The kids and I loved them!! Thanks!!"

PBnuffsaid User ID: 5195511 199785
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"I made these cookies last night and my fiance and I loved them!! I added some nutmeg, coconut, and pecans to the recipe and they hit the spot! Since the cookies don't spread I put more on the pan than I usually do which meant they were in the oven a bit longer. I'd say either put the oven at 375 or know that the cookies need to be in longer than 13 mins for them to even begin to brown on top and be done all the way through. My first batch was only in for 13 minutes and weren't done, but it's hard to tell because the color of the cookies is already orange/brownish :) Yummy!"

Gtat User ID: 5344462 7877
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2010

"I make these several times a year during the holidays and i can never make enough, everyone loves them !!"

jillbalkema User ID: 3614030 7931
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2009

"Kids devoured them. :)"

victoriatrank User ID: 4066607 4174
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2009

"these soft like cookies are so yummmy ! I added a few extra chocolate chips while mixing!"

Tiel_Mom User ID: 4287937 7929
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"easy to make and ohhhh so delicious. The cookies are very moist, soft light and cake like. I added some orange and brown jimmies before baking for a more festive cookie. Will definitely be making more to serve at my dessert buffet on Thanksgiving! Thanks for the great recipe!"

wilmatwilley User ID: 1415030 2857
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"I made this for a cookie sale and they were delicious. I added about 1/2 cup of pecans."

jieastcott User ID: 1507778 10120
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"These cookies are very good. The pumpkin adds a great flavour and they stay moist for several days. Would definitely make again!"

jadedraven User ID: 2665649 5686
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2008

"so good, i made exactly as the recipe states except i was out of quick cooking oats so i used 2 packets of raisin date and walnut instant oatmeal...the cookies are still soft days later, and really good, a new favorite in my house!"

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