CHEWY PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES — These delicious pumpkin cookies are loaded with chocolate chips, and they’re soft and chewy–not cakey–just like a cookie should be!
I have been looking everywhere for a recipe for Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that actually tastes like a cookie, not a little cake, or a muffin top. I never found one, so I took matters into my own hands.
The secret, which I learned after some investigating and experimenting, is to omit the eggs. I know it sounds crazy, but the pumpkin acts as an egg replacement.
Made these for my daughter’s 1st birthday party over the weekend and they were a BIG hit! Even the little kids gobbled them up instead of the sugar-rush cupcakes.
I multiplied the recipe and made a ton so I graciously sent baggies of cookies home with anyone willing. Many called me later to tell me their cookies never made it home. ~ Erika
The dough will be a little sticky, and the cookies will be quite soft right out of the oven (be sure not to over bake them though, or they will be dry) but they’re just perfect once they’ve cooled.
I do use the extra 1/4 cup of flour, as I am at a slightly higher altitude, and I find it helps, but you may not need it if you are closer to sea level.
These chewy pumpkin cookies are like a dream come true for me. I can’t wait to experiment with this recipe even more. In fact, I think I’ll try a chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookie next!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Brown sugar
- Canned pumpkin puree
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice
- Chocolate chips
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 2 3/4 to 3 cups flour
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together butter and sugars for 5 minutes with an electric mixer on high speed. Add vanilla and pumpkin and beat 3 minutes more.
- In a medium bowl stir together salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and 2 3/4 cups of flour.
- Mix dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture. If dough seems very sticky, add up to an additional 1/4 cup of flour.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop by large, rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookies sheets. Flatten the cookies slightly with the palm of your hand before baking (use a slightly damp hand if the dough is sticking).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to brown.
Thank you so much for this amazing recipe !!! I baked them twice and both times turned out great! They’re just so yummy that I can’t stop eating ! ~ Mariko
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Last Updated on 2019-03-23 by Danelle