Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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So maybe I'm getting better at this baking thing...I made a bunch {like 3 or 4 dozen} Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies last night and brought them into work this morning at around 9am - By 11am they were GONE. All of them. I thought they were amazing but wasn't sure what others would think. Rich is not a fan of pumpkin and was not impressed so I had low expectations. Boy did I underestimate my cookies.

Here's the recipe from George Duran of the Food Network:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
  • Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.

Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.



jeannie said...

these looks delicious!

Lyndsy said...

Thanks for the recipe! They look tasty, tasty! Perhaps I will bake some of these for the firehouse boys! Woo-hoo!

Jen said...

OMG, Shelby-these sound great! Totally going to make these for a Halloween party I'm having next week, can't wait to sample them-I LOVE pumpkin!!

jamieofalltrades said...

Wow! Talk about going fast! I'll have to try these.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this wife (Candice) made a batch of them and brought them to work for me and everyone loved them! They were a huge hit!