Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This might be my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe of all time. I love anything pumpkin flavored - pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin pie, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pizza - and now: pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

I made pumpkin cream cheese whoopie pies last year, but these have chocolate, so they win. I adapted this recipe to fit my own tastes - I prefer more vanilla, cinnamon, and I exchanged some butter for shortening to increase their fluffiness.

Makes ~24 medium-large cookies


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened 
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of ground nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


1. Use a fork to mash butter and shortening together until creamy. Stir in the sugars.

2. Beat in the egg, then add vanilla and pumpkin puree.

3. Add flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring between each addition.

4. With the last 1/2 cup, also add the baking soda, salt, and spices. Stir well.

5. Add chocolate chips, and mix well.

6. Scoop cookie dough onto greased or parchment-covered cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

These cookies take a lot longer to bake than I am used to - it must be from the pumpkin puree? Anyway, they are so soft and fluffy - you don't have to worry about them being hard and crunchy unless you really burn them.


  1. I've never heard of putting pumpkin and chocolate together but I bet it tastes delicious. Going to have to give these a go =)

    1. The concept was pretty new to me as well a couple of years ago. Then I had pumpkin chocolate cheesecake for dessert, and now I'll try anything with pumpkin and chocolate together!

  2. Looks delicious! I often make pumpkin and choc chip muffins or bars but I will try this cookie recipe for sure - we have so many huge pumpkins in our veggie patch right now! (if I get to them before the kids carve jack-o-lanterns out of them!)

    1. Oh my gosh, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins sound amazing! I'll have to give that a go :)

  3. One of the things on my fall bucket list is to bake something with pumpkin in it, I love chocolate chip cookies so this is perfect. Thank you!

    1. I hope you like them! I always go crazy with baking and pumpkins this time of year, but these are my favorite recipe so far.

  4. Stella and I made a double batch of these today (I too am a lover of all things pumpkin!). I had never had pumpkin chocolate chip cookies before... they turned out delicious! Going to freeze some so I can enjoy them all fall ;)


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