Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

And the pumpkin overload continues...

Seriously though, I'll abstain from posting more for a while (unless you're dying for more, in which case I may be able to work something out). 

This baking experience was a lesson learned about baking at my boyfriend and his roommates house who don't own a whisk, let alone an electric mixer (still love you guys despite this :)  ).  Just a girl, a bowl, and a spoon?  Not quite the ideal baking scenario, but it worked.  I was actually pleasantly surprised that they had most of the ingredients already.  I baked these on a lazy, halloween day, as a little baseball game snack.

I got this recipe from the Food Network website.  This recipe yields about 60 cookies, so I, personally, halved it.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. cloves*
2 cups milk chocolate chips

*I skipped on the cloves because we didn't have any there and I didn't feel like buying them, I don't really think it affected the cookie too much, to be honest.

  • Heat oven to 350F
  • Beat butter until smooth
  • Beat in white and brown sugar 
  • Beat in eggs
  • Add vanilla and pumpkin puree
  • In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and the rest of the spices
  • Add flour mixture to the batter in portions and mix
  • Stir in chocolate chips
Bowl + spoon+ ingredients = cookie batter the 'old-fashioned' way

  • Place tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Remove from sheet and let cool
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
 Great success!  The cookies turned out really moist and chewy, just the way I like them! Try them for yourself and then tell me what you think.


  1. I love the pumpkin inspired recipes and the Jennifer Jones personality in these blog posts! I wish pumpkin was in season in NZ or I could find a can of pumpkin! I want pumpkin choc chip cookies! I'll just have to settle for the ever popular and easily made by me plain ol' regular choc. chip!

  2. I love the pumpkin recipes!!! Can't get enough of it this time of year :)

  3. @Jenny- No pumpkin? Not even a can? That makes me sad. I'd send you one but I think that's allowed and it would take ages. Regular choc. chips are almost as good, so tell me how they go :)

    @Allie- I fully agree, gets me in the holiday spirit!