Mama Bear’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 1st hits and it’s all about pumpkin spice for the whole world, except for me. The only three things that I like with pumpkin spice are my pumpkin pie, creamer or pumpkin cookies. And I eat pumpkin cookies all year long. They make a nice treat for camping or backpacking or a yummy snack while hiking. These cookies store nicely, so that they don’t break or crumble and travel well. I also really enjoy them as a quick breakfast with coffee and my kids love them with hot cocoa when we are camping. I  make these cookies regularly for fundraisers, bake sales, potlucks, kid functions and just for fun.

 

 

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These delicious cookies are definitely my go to. They are super easy and make a large amount. I can easily double the batch when needed, which if I’m making them for something other than just my family to eat, I have the double the batch anyway so that my kids can have some too. They are that good. I often go to thrift stores and found this recipe in an old cigar box, on an index card splattered with grease stains. Someone else obviously loved this recipe too. I did make a few changes.

 

Mama Bear’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes Bake time: 10-12 minutes per sheet

Makes between 2-3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin (canned)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla or vanilla extract (if using vanilla extract, I add an extra tsp.)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp.  cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice (if you don’t have pumpkin spice, just mix together ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg, ¼ tsp ground nutmeg and ¼ tsp. ground ginger)
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. DO NOT GREASE PARCHMENT PAPER.

2. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg in a large bowl with beaters on low or a spoon. Mix until combined and smooth.

3. Add to the pumpkin mixture flour, all of the other ingredients except for the milk and chocolate chips. Add milk after all ingredients are well blended, this will make the texture sticky.

4. Add chocolate chips and stir until combined. ** if doubling, I would only put in 3 cups of mini chocolate chips.

5. Drop cookies on cookie sheets about 2 inches apart using a teaspoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife comes clean. Cool on the pan for 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

6. After cookies are done cooling, store in air-tight container up to one week. If cookies are not completely cool, they will stick together. I also like to eat the cookies warm with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

Comments

  • Katie

    4 years agoReply

    These look so good! And easy! I’m all for easy ha.

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      Me too! I actually struggle with baking and haven’t ruined these cookies ever.

  • Pam

    4 years agoReply

    These sound yummy! I think I have all the ingredients on hand, so I might have to give them a try this weekend.

  • Jocelyn

    4 years agoReply

    Yes!! I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and love trying new recipes for them! Pinning for later to try for sure!

  • Nicki

    4 years agoReply

    These look yummy! I’m going to have to try these.

  • Nikki

    4 years agoReply

    Cookies!! I love chocolate chip – not sure about the pumpkin but I’m game to try anything once and again, its a cookie!!

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      It goes together really well.

  • Angela

    4 years agoReply

    Pumpkin and Chocolate Chips? Yes! Great spin on chocolate chip cookies, will Pin them and try them out soon. We make a ton of cookies! Thanks 🙂

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      Let us know how they turn out.

  • Nichole

    4 years agoReply

    I love pumpkin everything!!!

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      Me too

  • Tricia Snow

    4 years agoReply

    What an interesting twist on Choc Chip! I will have to try these!

  • Vessy

    4 years agoReply

    I am definitely saving this recipe as these cookies look sooo delicious! I was actually just thinking that I would like to bake something this weekend! 🙂

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      They are quick and easy and make a decent size batch.

  • Crystal

    4 years agoReply

    Oh, man, I need these in my life. Like, right now. They look so good.

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      They are delicious.

  • Susan Franklin

    4 years agoReply

    I love pumpkin cookies – I plan to give these a try!

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      Let us know how it goes!

  • T.M. Brown

    4 years agoReply

    Oh, these look so seasonally delicious!!! Love all things pumpkin come this time of year and these look like something I need to add to the baking menu.

  • Janice

    4 years agoReply

    Love chocolate chip cookies. Sounds good with pumpkin

  • Jennifer Morrison

    4 years agoReply

    I have never had the combination of Pumpkin and Chocolate before. But it sounds like a great combination.

  • Kim

    4 years agoReply

    These look so good! I don’t know how you get the top of your cookies to look so delicious. Mine always look questionable! I’m going to give these a try. It will be a nice change from plain chocolate chip.

    • admin

      4 years agoReply

      I don’t know how I haven’t wrecked them yet. I cannot bake a sugar cookie or regular chocolate chip to save my life.

  • Melissa Kacar

    4 years agoReply

    This recipe sounds so delicious…and easy! Pumpkin and chocolate are such a good combo. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making these soon! 🙂

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  • Kathryn at QuestFor47

    4 years agoReply

    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are 100% my favorite cookie of all time. What a great recipe. Definitely going to have to try them at home!

  • Melanie

    4 years agoReply

    Pumpkin and chocolate, could there be a yummier combination?!? So excited to make these for a fun fall treat with my littles.

  • Dennis

    4 years agoReply

    I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. There perfect treat for the fall and the holidays.

  • Dee

    4 years agoReply

    Never had pumpkin cookies before. I have to try this recipe.

  • Laura

    4 years agoReply

    YUMM and they look so easy! Thank you!

  • Vickie

    4 years agoReply

    This looks wonderful, next batch of cookies will be these.

  • Monica

    4 years agoReply

    What a delicious fall recipe! I do pumpkin bars and pie but a cookie sounds so much fun!

  • Zoe

    4 years agoReply

    Yum! They look & sound amazing ?☺

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