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pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Terry Brooks
Lynn Haven, FL

I came up with this recipe years ago. It's my go-to pumpkin cookie and I'm always asked for the recipe. I make it every Christmas!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These are the perfect cookies for the fall and the holidays as they make your kitchen smell of pumpkin spice while they cook. The cookies are more cake-like when baked and delicious. They have the perfect balance of spice with a touch of sweetness from the chocolate chips. We added walnuts and they gave the cookies a crunch. Powdered sugar on top is a great final touch and make them look fancy.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 36 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

  • 1/2 c
    Crisco shortening
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    pumpkin, canned
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 3/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • 1 c
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Creaming sugar and shortening.
    In an electric mixer, cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy and light in color.
  • Adding egg, pumpkin, and vanilla to sugar and shortening.
    Add egg, vanilla, and pumpkin.
  • Sifting flour, baking soda, and other dry ingredients.
    In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.
  • Adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
    Gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Stirring in nuts and chocolate chips.
    Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Dropping dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
    Drop dough by teaspoonful's onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 14-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cooling cookies on a wire rack.
    Cool on racks.
  • Cookies dusted with powdered sugar.
    When cool dust with powdered sugar. Enjoy!