Cookies for Grown-ups: Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip

They're pillowy soft
I love autumn. Sure, I love it for the breezy weather, the pretty leaves turning colors, and that I can finally wear tons of layers and lovely coats. But I also love fall because of the delicious produce that grows this time of year. Gourds, tubers, and stone fruits are all yummy plain, but they taste even better when baked. Fall baking denotes the usage of warm spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Just the smell of any of those spices warms me up!

I was really craving some pumpkin pastries the other day, but I didn't quite know what I wanted. I needed something soft but with substance, and rich but not overpoweringly pumpkin. I love how these cookies turned out! They're pillowy soft, like taking a bite off a cloud, but they're also kinda hearty and chewy. I used dark chocolate because I wanted some bitterness in the mix. Though the recipe only calls for a little bit of salt, it really comes through and complements the chocolate. This isn't the kind of cookie that can just eat like popcorn. It's a cookie to be savored, and I assure you-- each bite is a menagerie of flavor and texture in your mouth. Definitely not for kids ;) 

Pumpkin Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
(makes 3 dozen)
1 stick butter, room temperature
1.5 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 c pumpkin puree
3 c flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
12 oz dark chocolate chips

*preheat oven to 350 degrees F
1. Cream butter and sugar, add vanilla and egg until blended. Add in pumpkin puree.
2. In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add to pumpkin puree mixture and mix well. 
3. Fold in chocolate chips with a spatula.   
4. In parchment-lined cookie sheets, spoon tablespoon-sized balls of cookie batter 1 inch apart. 
5. Bake cookies for 14-15 minutes 

I hope you try this recipe. They're simply delicious. 

What are your favorite pumpkin/ Fall recipes? 


  1. cookies <3333
    lets dress up an make some chocolate girls :)

    kisses from greece i now follow you

  2. Looks like I've got a weekend project...

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. I am going to have to make these. They look so yummy, and my favorite fall recipe has to be classic pecan pie!

  4. Ok, ok, I am feeling this! Pumpkin anything and I'm in.
    I love Apple Dapple, this kind of bread my great granny Sugar used to make.

  5. YUMMMMY, wow those look so good!
    thanks for stopping by my blog.

  6. OMG! I so love this! I will be trying this at home and letting you know!<3<3

    I am following you as well! :)

  7. These look ridiculously delicious. Can't wait to try 'em out!

  8. MAKING THIS. I will report as soon as they are done. Hopefully tonight. Because I want them ;-;


  9. Those pictures sold me! That, and the fact that I'm crazy for all things pumpkin :)

  10. YUMMY! I NEED TO TRY THESE<3 oooh<3 love your blog !

  11. oh my, that looks absolutely delightful!! I wish I was better at baking!

  12. Thank You So Much for this recipe!
    My fall food staple is pumpkin bread. I like to dust pumpkin bread with powdered sugar to give it a boost.

  13. MmMMmmmm!! I am def going to make these!!!

  14. Thank you for posting! Just copied it and plan to make it this month!

  15. *drools* mmmmmmmm baking these...thanks for sharing the recipe! they look amazing!


  16. Not that I ever need an excuse to bake more, but I will definitely try these out! I've made pumpkin cookies before, but never got around to adding chocolate. These look so tasty!

  17. STOP IT. I literally just said to my bf a mere 10 hours ago that I wanted to make these. ~same brain~

  18. This girl I know told me, just yesterday, that she was making peanut butter cookies with brownie bits in them.

    I was like "Back the Funk up, brownie bits in peanut butter cookies!!?"

    That got me in a cookie mood, then I see this post. It will be cookie time tonight...although I always overbake mine on accident so they aren't pillow soft. :(

  19. Wow.. The cookies look delicious *drooling XD

  20. I love Fall, but never find the time to make all the amazing fall goodies out there. These look incredible!
    Aesthetic Lounge

  21. yummm-o!!! those look fantastic

  22. Mmm they look tasty! I love autumn for all the rich fruit pies and crumbles you can make, especially if you cover them in custard! Totally yum!

  23. Laura, I'm glad that this treat isn't for kids! hee hee! That photo makes of these delectable cookies has me salivating! I shall indeed try this recipe soon!

  24. Thank youuuuu!

    My favorite pumpkin recipes are: pumpkin scones with maple glaze! pumpkin pancakes/waffles! pumpkin oatmeal cookies! All exclamation points are completely necessary when talking about pumpkin baked goods :)

  25. My stomach is growling looking at that photo.

    Now, if only I baked......ANYthing. I guess I will just have to pass the recipe over to my husband and make cute faces till he bakes them for me.


  26. I love cookies. I will try your recipe in the weekend.
    Do you want to follow each other?
    X, Ancia

  27. I love pumpkin muffins but these sounds SO delicious!

  28. mmmmm looks delicious! I would have never thought of pumkin cookies! I'll have to vegan-ise this and make them!!
    I make this delicious pumpkin and spice bread, its super moist and yummy

  29. omgg those look so good! I love anything pumpkin & these look DELISH! Thanks for sharing, xox.

  30. Oh that looks so delicious. I love chocolate. My favorite pumpkin recipe that I've tried is pumpkin whoopie pies. We posted the recipe last fall. It is extremely often requested by our friends and family.

  31. My favorite fall recipe is pumpkin layered cheesecake and pumpkin cranberry bread! Now...this recipe sounds amazing and when I read the tweet I almost went insane! I am definitely going to try this out because I have a few events next month and I whip up a batch of this!

  32. Ahhhhh I love cookies and I love pumpkins. Win win! My new love are sweet potatoes sweets though!!

  33. Mmmmmmmmm, they look wonderful! I love pretty much anything with pumpkin in it - one of my favorites is pumpkin cheesecake.

  34. They look scrumptious Laura! Oh my!!! I need to try this. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe and I hope there are MORE to come. I love things baking in the kitchen during the Fall. And I'm not a baker. But this looks simple enough! :D YUMMMMMMMMM
    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

  35. A menagerie of flavour? You described these so well. I don't care if they're not popcorn cookies, I want six!!! :3

  36. I'm addicted to nutmeg and cinnamon, so I will definitely be baking these soon!

  37. My fav fall recipe?


    THIS ONE.So yum!

  38. YUM! I love pumpkin everything - I have to try this.

  39. oohh they look very yummy! I'm not a huge pumpkin eater so I'll have to give these a try! :)

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

  40. Omg, can I have some please. Hehe~

  41. yummy! i think i have to try this out :)

  42. Looks so yummy! Now I need chocolate right away! :-)

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  43. Looks delicious! I really love anything pumpkin and fall is my favorite cooking season! :-)

  44. Pumpkin cheesecake has to be my weakness!!! :) I can't make it unfortunately, but I sure can eat 'em :)

  45. oooh, YUM! i love pumpkin everything! i've been seeing some great for pumpkin donuts!! never did have a pumpkin cookie, either! and yesterday, my mom bought some chinese noodles and manapua from this one place here, and they had a seasonal pumpkin manapua. it was so good!

    You're Invited: fall in love with mark.

  46. yummyy ...
    amazing post, and really great blog :)
    What do you think, of following each other ?


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