How to: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

As the fall season steadily approaches, so do all the seasonal festivities and treats.


Isabelle Hunter

While pumpkin chocolate chip cookies may not look like the average treat, they taste just as good.

The recipe to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies is a simple one, and most often takes no longer than an hour or two to make. The ingredients needed are: two mixing bowls, flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, chocolate chips and pure pumpkin.

The first thing to do is preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Add two cups of flour, one teaspoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of salt. A few more optional steps are to add half a teaspoon of cinnamon, ground cloves and ground nutmeg as well. Make sure your measurements are as accurate as possible in order to assure the batter is well made.

In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to combine half a cup of sugar, three-fourths cup of brown sugar and a stick of room temperature butter. It may work best if you let the butter soften for a few minutes and cut it into pieces so it is easier to mix. Once that is well blended, add one egg, one and a half teaspoons of vanilla extract and three-fourths cup of pure pumpkin to the same mixture. Mix them in on low until fully combined.

After both of the mixtures have been combined, gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet ones. At one point, it may become difficult to continue using the electric mixer. When that happens, switch to a baking spatula and continue mixing until everything has been combined. Lastly, add two cups of chocolate chips. If you have a 16 oz bag, the entire package will be used. Use the baking spatula to thoroughly mix the chocolate chips in.

Finally, use a spoon to scoop the batter onto a baking pan. One can either coat the pan in a thin layer of non-stick spray, or lay an ungreased baking sheet over them. 

Let the cookies bake for 10-12 minutes, and take them out to cool for another two minutes. When they finish cooking, move them to a rack and start setting up the next batch if there is any left over batter.

These cookies are nice for a fall day when it is perfect to cozy up with a good book or scary movie.