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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies – These spiced pumpkin cookies are deliciously soft and chewy in the inside (without being cakey!), slightly crispy on the outside, and stuffed full of chocolate chips. No chilling required!

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Today I bring you yet another pumpkin recipe, because autumn and Halloween! Who’s ready?? Or, is it too early to even mention..? Sorry, don’t mind me. 😉

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Yep, my mind is in total autumn state right now, so I’m bringing you all the pumpkin!

I love autumn. The pretty, colourful fallen leaves, the crisp cold air, hot chocolate with marshmallows, Halloween = a reason to bake all the goodies… and eating them whilst watching all the scary movies I can find! Any recommendations?

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These cookies are perfect for autumn, you have got to try them this pumpkin season. They are incredibly soft and chewy without being cakey in the slightest. A little help from using cornflour, and omitting the egg!

If you haven’t noticed, there are no eggs in this cookie recipe. That’s because pumpkin can replace the eggs, and the eggs’ purpose, which is to bind all the ingredients together as well as to add moisture. Pumpkin already has plenty of moisture, and too much of it can make cookies cakey. No thank you!

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I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as I do!

Photos and recipe updated in 2016.

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Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

These spiced pumpkin cookies are deliciously soft and chewy in the inside (without being cakey!), slightly crispy on the outside, and stuffed full of chocolate chips!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Yields 12 - 14 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 cups plain/all-purpose flour 190g
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 115g, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150g
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin puree 75g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 175g, and some extra for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4, and line a baking tray with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, cornflour, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  3. Whisk together the butter and sugar until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients, and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Roll the dough into 1.5oz balls, about 14 balls. Place on the prepared baking tray, and press the extra chocolate chips on top. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Do not over-bake. They will look very soft in the centre, but they will set whilst cooling. Allow to cool on the baking tray for 10 - 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cookie dough balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days, or frozen for up to 3 months. Bake from frozen for an extra minute.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies | marshasbakingaddiction.com @marshasbakeblog

78 Comments

  • Reply
    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    September 14, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    So excited for pumpkin season, so excited for these cookies! NOM NOM!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 14, 2015 at 1:59 pm

      Thanks, Pamela! Me too! 🙂

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    Charisa
    September 14, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    These look great and I do believe I have everything in my pantry to make these! Pinning for later!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 15, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Thanks, Charisa!

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    Cailee
    September 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    WOW! These look AMAZING!! I love that you added pumpkin! How fun!! …and I Totally hear ya on being ready for fall eats! Excited!! 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 15, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Thanks, Cailee! 🙂

  • Reply
    Shannon
    September 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! They are one of my favorites!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 15, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Thanks, Shannon!

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    Tirralan - Tinseltown Mom
    September 15, 2015 at 2:25 am

    This is my kind of cookie recipe. Pinning now!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Thanks, Tirralan!

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    Neeli @ Neeli's Unique Creations
    September 15, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Marsha, these cookies look so good. I like the idea of omitting the eggs in this recipe. I want to try these and I’m going to pin them so I can make them one day. Goodness, I have so many recipes from so many bloggers that I want to try. I guess you can say that I’m a blogaholic.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 15, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Thanks, Neeli!

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    Shayah Isabella
    September 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    Yum! These actually LOOK chewy – so delicious! I need to start getting Pumpkin-y around here so I’ll have to try these out!! <3

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 16, 2015 at 8:35 am

      Thanks, Shayah!

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    THE HUNGRY MUM
    September 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

    these look delectable – a mix of some of my fav flavours.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 16, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Beth
    September 16, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Those look delicious!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 16, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Thanks, Beth!

  • Reply
    Shashi at RunninSrilankan
    September 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I adore a chewy chocolate chip cookie – but you made it EPIC by adding pumpkin! YUM!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Thanks, Shashi!

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    Linda @ Today She Loves
    September 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Hey lady, how’s it going? I’m back from the UK and it was a wonderful trip! This autumn I plan to bake some UK-inspired desserts like yum yums! *drools*

    These pumpkin cookies look delicious!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 16, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Linda! Glad you had a good trip! Oooh I can’t wait to see what you bake! Thank you! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lillian
    September 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    Oh man – those look so good! Sadly pumpkin puree does not exist where I live and if it does, it’s way too expensive. I wonder what the recipe would taste like with browned butter…

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      You should try it and let me know!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    September 16, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Mmm, I love pumpkin cookies, and these look great. Nothing beats a chewy cookie!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks, Amanda!

  • Reply
    Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    September 17, 2015 at 7:51 am

    These look droolicious, Marsha. So delicious.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 17, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Thank you, Anu! 🙂

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
    September 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Oh my goodness. Bring on the pumpkin! I love this!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Thanks, Cathleen!

  • Reply
    Ali A
    September 17, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    so it’s funny because i joked about the pumpkin obsession/overload in my blog recently but i’d probably love these! i’m always tasked with making a thanksgiving dessert so this could be the winner – appropriate for the season & a nice fun spin on regular chocolate chip cookies 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 18, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Thanks, Ali! 🙂

  • Reply
    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    September 18, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Love this twist on a classic cookie. I love pumpkin in so many things….why not a cookie?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 18, 2015 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Kathy!

  • Reply
    Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
    September 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    These cookies look perfect, Marsha! I’m super excited for autumn recipes and baking now! 😀 Love how chewy these cookies are!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm

      Thanks, Jess! 🙂

  • Reply
    Natalie @ Obsessive Cooking Disorder
    September 19, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I love pumpkin cookies! Ahhh fall is here <3 I'm so excited for pumpkin cheesecake and hot chocolate and eggnog

  • Reply
    grace
    September 20, 2015 at 12:30 am

    i’ll permit this early pumpkin recipe, but only because there’s chocolate involved. 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 20, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Hehe, thanks Grace!

  • Reply
    Ak Brown
    September 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    my daughter would love these!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 21, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Thanks, Ak!

  • Reply
    Julie
    September 20, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    You’re seriously inspiring me to bake this fall! Thanks for the delicious recipes.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thanks, Julie!

  • Reply
    Sam - Journo and the Joker
    September 21, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Oh wow. These look delicious. Would never have thought to put chocolate with pumpkin. Great idea!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Thanks, Sam!

  • Reply
    Rae
    September 21, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I’ll have to try these. Last year I made some chocolate chip pumpkin cookies and they were wayyy too fragile. They tasted good, but we were basically eating crumbs off the plate.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 21, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Thanks, Rae! These cookies are soft, but not fragile 🙂

  • Reply
    Eileen Kelly
    September 21, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Pumpkin + Chocolate chips = Delish!!!! I will be walking off these yummy treats for hours!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 21, 2015 at 8:28 am

      Thanks, Eileen!

  • Reply
    christina
    September 21, 2015 at 10:50 am

    These look delicious, I love pumpkin and chocolate together. Pinning to make next weekend!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 21, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Thanks, Christina!

  • Reply
    Fareeha
    September 27, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Looks amazingly delicious.. i wish technology goes so far that we could actually eat right off the screen

    • Reply
      Marsha
      September 28, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Thank you, Fareeha!

  • Reply
    kushi
    October 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    WOW! These cookies look so chewy and delicious dear.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 7, 2015 at 8:01 pm

      Thanks, Kushi!

  • Reply
    Ana | Espresso My Kitchen
    October 8, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    These look soo yummy! pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are in my to do list! 🙂

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 8, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks, Ana! 🙂

  • Reply
    cakespy
    October 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Yummy yummy yummy, I’d like these in my tummy! They are beautiful and look like they have a perfect, pillowy texture.

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 5, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      Thanks, Jessie!

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    October 5, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Marsha, you make the best cookies — and your pictures are to die for!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 6, 2016 at 10:39 am

      Aww thank you, Lisa! 🙂

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner
    October 5, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    These look so fluffy and yummy, bring on the fall flavors!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Thanks, Sandi!

  • Reply
    Alyssa
    October 6, 2016 at 12:12 am

    Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice! I love how you get the chocolate chips to peek through the top. Do you press those in after you bake them?

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 6, 2016 at 10:39 am

      I press a few extra chocolate chips on top of the dough balls before baking 🙂

  • Reply
    Platter Talk
    October 6, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Great twist on regular chocolate chip cookies! The kids will really like these.

  • Reply
    Holly
    October 6, 2016 at 1:49 am

    I absolutely love pumpkin and chocolate together! These cookies look so moist and delicious – I can’t wait to give them a try!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Thanks, Holly!

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    October 6, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Soft and chewy cookies make my heart go pitter-patter! These look fabulous, Marsha! Be a doll and send me a few dozen. 😉 Cheers!

  • Reply
    Demeter | Beaming Baker
    October 6, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Autumn is totally the best season ever! 🙂 Having batch of these wonderful cookies while enjoying an evening of scary movies sounds like so much fun, Marsha! I’d recommend Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Mainly because I’m too scared to watch actual scary movies lol. Love these gorgeous cookies! Pinning, of course, my friend. xo

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks, Demeter! Love them movies! 🙂

  • Reply
    Puja
    October 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks and sounds incredible Marsha. Pinning ofcourse!!!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 7, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Thanks, Puja!

  • Reply
    Deborah
    October 9, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Marsha, I think these cookies are delicious! Can I use oil instead of butter? And fresh ginger? Do I have to reduce their weight? Thank you so much. Deborah

    • Reply
      Marsha
      October 9, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Thank you, Deborah! I have not tried substituting oil for the butter, so I’m not sure how they will turn out. For ginger, 1/4 teaspoon of Ground Ginger = 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger.

      • Reply
        Deborah
        October 9, 2016 at 5:14 pm

        Thank you, Marsha! I’m going to try and let you know . Bye

        • Reply
          Marsha
          October 9, 2016 at 7:32 pm

          I hope you enjoy!

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