One of the things I like to do during pumpkin baking season is revisit old favorite recipes and play around with them in hopes of improving on them.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorite pumpkin recipes. I was thinking of ways to improve on it, when this idea came to me.

Swirling in the Nutella made these soft and fluffy cookies even better. These cookies are like little bites of pumpkin cake. So good. The Nutella flavor is light but make these taste even better.

I think I might like these even more than the original.

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Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Cookies


1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutella


1. Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla and egg in a large bowl . In a separate bowl, whisk together together flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and salt. Add the flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir until combined.

3. Spoon 1/2 cup in Nutella in, spreading out large dollops over the batter. Using a spoon, gently swirl the Nutella into the batter, but don't let it fully mix.

4. Take large tablespoons full of dough and drop onto cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. When finished, try to shape the dough to resemble a cookie. The cookies dough should be round and flat and smooth, resembling close to the finished baked product because the cookies don't spread much during baking and will rise up. It helps to work with the dough if your hands are freshly washed and slightly damp.

5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown, firm to the touch and bottoms of cookie don't stick to the sheet.


10 Responses to “Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Cookies”

  1. Kay — October 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Two of my favorites in one cookie!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 9th, 2012 @ 8:21 am

      This is my favorite pumpkin recipe I’ve made so far this year =)

  2. Julia | — October 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I love cookies and this swirl cookies are beautiful – saw your photo on FoodGawker.

    • Kirbie replied: — October 11th, 2012 @ 8:22 am

      Thanks! I love cookies too

  3. Kristin — October 20, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Approximately how many cookies does this recipe makes? Looks delish!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 21st, 2012 @ 8:43 am

      About 2 dozen. Hope you enjoy making them!

  4. Gina — October 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Delicious! I used chocolate spread instead of Nutella with added chocolate and they were awesome. Tasted like a portable chocolatey pumpkin cake. Thanks!

    • Kirbie replied: — October 21st, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

      Ooh, sounds great!

  5. Yup — November 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    How many oz’s was the one can of pumpkin?

    • Kirbie replied: — November 18th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

      The recipe actually calls for 1 cup of canned pumpkin puree, not one can

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