If you’ve ever tried your hand at making pumpkin cookies, you might have discovered they often come out cakey. When you’re in the mood for cookies instead of cake, that can be a major disappointment. Fortunately, this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies is here to save the day. It is perfectly chewy without that cake-like consistency, so you’re in for a real treat.
Before you can make the cookies, you need to gather some ingredients. You’ll need to get:
- 1/2 cup of melted, unsalted butter, slightly cooled
- 1/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons of pumpkin puree
- 1 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of:
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- A few extra semi-sweet chocolate chips for the topping
You need to remove the excess moisture from the pumpkin puree before making the cookies. Use paper towels to blot and squeeze out the water.
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How to Make the Cookies
You’ll start by adding the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and melted butter into a medium bowl. Mix it with a whisk until you get rid of all the lumps. Then, continue to whisk as you add the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.
Set that to the side for a moment and take out a large bowl. You’ll need to add:
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Pumpkin pie spice
Whisk these ingredients together, and then combine the mixtures in both bowls into one. Use a rubber spatula to mix it all together. Then, fold the chocolate chips into the dough. The melted butter makes this a bit of a challenge, so do the best you can.
Cover the bowl and put it in the refrigerator for a half-hour. While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, add parchment paper to two baking sheets.
When the half-hour is up, remove the dough and roll it into small balls. They should be around 1.5 tablespoons in size, but don’t worry if it isn’t exact. Then, put the balls on the baking sheets and flatten the middle with a spoon.
The cookies need to bake for 11-12 minutes, and you’ll know they’re done when the edges look like they’re set. Take them out and add the remaining chocolate chips to the tops. Let them sit on the baking sheets for 10 minutes and transfer them to a cooling rack for a bit. If possible, wait a couple of hours before eating them so they’ll be chewy and flavorful.
It really is this easy to make delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Try some today, and you’ll fall in love with this sweet treat.
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