Snatched: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

After last week’s endeavor into Pecan Pumpkin Coffee Cake, I was left with exactly one cup of canned pumpkin sitting in Tupperware in my fridge, destined to get shoved to the back and mold before I find another use for it (“Make mini-pies!” S says…).  In an auspicious twist of fate, my friend posted a recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on her site that requires exactly one cup of canned pumpkin.  She subbed her’s into a “Paleo-ish” recipe, but provided the original ingredients for us less healthy bakers to use (although I still try to sub when I can, and I did).  The recipe is very easy, and only requires finding space for one mixing bowl in my dishwasher.  The cookies are more cake-like than chewy, but it’s a nice change from regular chocolate chip cookies.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 large egg (free range!)
1  cup granulated sugar
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
She also added 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, which gave it some of its winter flavor, which I did, and I recommend.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
2 cups all purpose flour or white whole wheat flour (I did half white/half wheat)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Beat pumpkin, egg, sugar, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder together in a mixing bowl. Make sure all the leavenings are dissolved (no lumps). Add the flour and stir just until it is mixed in, then stir in the chocolate chips.

Using a very generously rounded tablespoon measure, drop onto cookie sheets spacing about 2 inches apart (cookies shouldn’t spread much).  Bake at 375º for 13 to 15 minutes.  Remove from tray and let cool.

Recipe is stated to make about 18 cookies, but I somehow made 24 generously-sized cookies.


Kudos on the recipe, L.  I need a CB&TL pumpkin latte to go with.


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Austin, Texas
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3 Responses to Snatched: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Lyssa says:

    Yay! Glad you tried these out and thanks for the love! CB&TL pumpkin lattes are phenomenal … meet you there again soon?

  2. Lyssa says:

    PS, I love your staging when you photograph your recipes–I see that perfectly-placed pumpkin in the background!

  3. sarah says:

    Those look delicious, and healthy dare I say.

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