the quest for the perfect pumpkin chocolate chip cookie

Monday, October 22, 2012

Once upon a time when I was a sophomore in college I tried my first pumpkin chocolate chip cookie. They came from a friend of a friend and they were to die for. I ate the entire plate by myself. I tracked down the person that made them and demanded the recipe! It took some persuading, but she finally shared it with me. Years later I have lost the recipe and I am completely devastated. I am not sure if I built up those cookies in my mind or if they really were the best, but regardless my quest begins to find them once again.

Do you have a favorite pumpkin chocolate chip recipe? Please share in the comments below!

Attempt number 1:

Recipe found here.

These are not them, but they were still yummy. This version is pretty easy to make. Mix the dry ingredients  Mix the butter and sugars together. Then mix all of the ingredients together. Overall the cookies were fluffy and delicious, but lacked that punch of flavor that I am really looking for when it comes to the overall pumpkin taste. Perhaps that is because they only required cinnamon and nutmeg. I even added extra cinnamon and it didn't quite do the trick. They also stayed a little bit too soft for my taste. However this is a great recipe for things that you already have on hand at home plus pumpkin. For me the recipe yielded about 2 1/2 dozen.

- 2 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 c chocolate chips

1.   Set oven for 350 degrees
2.   Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in bowl. Set bowl aside.
3.   In new bowl mis butter with both sugars (brown and white)
4.   beat in egg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree to butter and sugar mix.
5.   slowly hand mix in bowl of dry ingredients.
6.   add in chocolate chips
7.   Place teaspoon size batter onto cookie sheet and back for 12-14 min.

Doubled the cinnamon and nutmeg called for. 
Used mini chocolate chips instead of full sized. 

- 1/2 c butter room temp
- 1 c sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 c pumpkin puree


  1. These are my husband's favorite fall treat, so I'll have to try my hand at some. Also, I grew up in Jefferson Park so I think the northside is where it's at. ;)

  2. My favorite pumpkin cookie recipe is as follows:

    1 can of pumpkin
    1 box of spice cake mix

    mix together, add choco chips as desired. So Easy!

  3. mmmmmm... these look so good!


    swaney e

  4. I also add some cloves for extra tasty!

  5. I actually love pumpkin butterscotch chip cookies which are essentially the same as the chocolate chip ones.