These cookies are one of my favorite go-to recipes and every fall I end up making at least four batches. My very own spiced pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I tried several versions last fall and although they were good and all the cookies definitely got eaten, I felt they were missing a little something.
Maybe it's because I'm such a pumpkin pie fiend, but I felt like they needed a little kick! So I combined the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe I had been using, made a few adjustments, threw in some classic pumpkin pie spices and called it a success... after much taste-testing of course.
- 1 cup canned pumpkin
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil and egg.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
- Dissolve baking soda with milk and stir into the dry ingredients.
- Gradually add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
- Add vanilla and chocolate chips and mix.
- Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake for approximately 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly brown.
And just for a reality check, because we all know the kitchen does not look like the first few pictures might suggest... but rather, more like this:
But the above mess is oh-so worth it when you get to enjoy a few of these...
The hubs took a batch to work one day and the container came home like this... hopefully you will enjoy them just as much!