Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall is by far my favorite time to be in the kitchen.  The weather cools down, making it perfect to cook/bake food that warms your soul! I am a HUGE pumpkin fan! Pumpkin cookies are one of my absolute favorite cookies!


Don’t they look delicious?!

I made these at my in-laws house on sunday…and I kid you not,In a matter of 5 minutes of walking in the door from church,they were ALL gone!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!  One of my absolute favorite cookies and perfect for fall! #recipe #cookie #pumpkin

By Chef in Training September 9, 2010

The perfect recipe for fall! These cookies are absolutely delicious!


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  1. Cream shortening, sugar, and pumpkin.
  2. Add egg and mix well.
  3. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix.
  4. Mix in desired amount of chocolate chips.
  5. Drop from spoon onto greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.


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  1. 1

    Ya I'm pretty sure I ate almost all of them by MY SELF!! I will buy all the stuff if you make them for me?!

  2. 2

    I'm definitely going to try these… I love anything pumpkin!

  3. 3

    I made these this weekend, and they were really yummy. I posted the link for the recipe on my blog. Thanks for sharing:)

  4. 4

    can i substitute something for the shortening used in this recipe? and if so, what and how much of it?

  5. 5

    This may be a stupid question but can you use canned pumpkin?

    • 6
      Chef in Training says:

      yep! You totally can! I used mine from a can :) Just make sure its not the pumpkin pie filling, you want just the pumpkin :)

  6. 7

    These sound so yummy! Is there a substitute for shortening?

  7. 8

    I would also like to know if anyone has substituted butter for the shortening. I know that the water content in butter is higher, so the cookies generally spread out more. I just prefer not to use vegetable oil or shortening and usually have good luck substituting butter in baked goods.

    • 9
      Jenny Holmes says:

      I made these cookies this weekend, I changed the shortening to I can’t believe it is butter and also changed the sugar to Splenda bake. The cookies are great!

  8. 10

    I am making these cookies now, they are soooo good! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. 11

    YUM! I used apple sauce instead of shortening (1:1 replacement) and they are a little more cake-y but absolutely delicious!

  10. 12
    Quiltnteacher says:

    Have made them twice using white chocolate chips. Also second batch had finely chopped candied pecans. Both times my coworkers raved about them. Thank you for a super recipe.

    • 13

      Yummm. Can’t wait to make these! How many cookies does this recipe make? I’m going to bring them to my work potluck, but also want some for home…… Thanks !! :)

  11. 14

    I just made these with a few substitues for GF and vegan. Came out wonderful! Used Earth Balance Butter sticks and egg replacer. Sub the flour for a GF flour mix and added extra cinnamon and nutmeg. Very moist and cakey. Bakes for 9 minutes. Thank you for a great recipe!

  12. 15

    I featured this recipe in my post yesterday! You can see it at http://craftadon.com/halloween-treats/

  13. 17

    Hey, just a quick question about the chocolate chips in this recipe for the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies… is it better to use dark or milk chocolate chips? I prefer milk chocolate by far and would like to use it in this recipe as long as it goes with the pumpkin. Just wanted your opinion on it though. Thanks a bunch!

  14. 19

    These look so good! Thanks for the recipe!

  15. 20

    If you guys want to substitute butter for shortening because your worried about it giving you problems or you don’t wa t the fat or whatever, just use the shortening. These cookies taste amazing! Simple, moist, fluffy with just enough of a crunch on the outside. Perfection. I don’t think butter would make it come out as awesome as the shortening did.

  16. 21

    I made these today and they are sooooo good.

  17. 22

    OMG I just made these and it’s def a new fav recipe! I did some tweaking… instead of 1tsp cinnamon I did 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice (yum!!)! I also like a little more pumpkin-y flavor so I added probably about a 1/2 cup more of canned pumpkin. I then added more flour just to make the consistency more firm. SO good. Love!