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Pillowy Soft Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

close-up photo of a plate of Soft Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

The season is definitely here for pumpkin and spices.  I’ve been seeing pumpkin recipes everywhere, and searches on my old pumpkin recipes posts have been quite popular lately.

I love pumpkin. I also love how versatile it is. It always amazes me how many different ways I see pumpkin used in different dishes and baked goods. Last year, I baked up quite a storm of pumpkin recipes. I plan on doing it again this year. I plan on making some new recipes as well as some old of a plate of cookies and a glass of milk

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies was one of my favorites last year.  It’s been so long since I’ve eaten these, I forgot how good they are! These are cake type cookies, but they are better than most cake cookies. They are pillowy soft. The cookies puffed up quite a lot and when you break into one, you see just how soft and fluffy these cookies are.

photo of three cookies on a plate

The pumpkin and cinnamon definitely comes through in these cookies. Yum. Soft Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies


If you like these pumpkin cookies you might like my soft sugar cookies, too.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are pillow-y soft and full of pumpkin flavor.


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Take large tablespoons full of dough and attempt to smooth and shape before dropping onto cookie sheet. The cookies dough should be round and flat and smoothe, resembling close to the finished baked product.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm. The cookie dough should be almost the same size and shape as the finished cookies as the batter does not spread much.


Recipe adapted from All Recipes

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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12 comments on “Pillowy Soft Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies”

  1. Kirbie!

    You have a new blog format! I love it! I hope i’m the first to say congrats.

    I think you had a few pumpkin recipes last year too and I commented on all of them. I also heart pumpkin for some reason – i use to not like it but i quite love it now (especially in break and cookies w/ chocolate).

    Is there a way to make these cookies crispy vs fluffy?

    Isn’t it exciting that Fall is finally here?! I’m having a Fall dinner party soon so I might be using your pumpkin cookie recipe for it 🙂

    • Hi Faye! Yes, new format and new host. Switched from typepad to self hosted wordpress format blog. So there might be some problems in the transition though I hope not. If you encounter broken links, errors, downtime, please let me know!
      My love for pumpkin is definitely something new too. I didn’t really love it until I started baking. It’s quite hard to have a crispy pumpkin cookie because of the nature of pumpkin. I think I saw one recipe once that attempted it but it wasn’t very pumpkin-y, it was using pumpkin butter or something to create the pumpkin flavor.

  2. Pumpkin in choc chip cookies? Surely a good way to use this season’s best pumpkins 🙂

    Nice new layout too.

    • Glad you like the new layout! Let me know if you come across any errors with links as I’ve switched hosts. I don’t really love Fall, but I love pumpkin and I love chocolate chip cookies. =)

  3. You know autumn is here at the sign of the first lovely pumpkin cookies. And yes, must have them loaded with chocolate chips. The chocolate and the pumpkin just go so dreamily together.

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  5. “Pillowy” is the perfect word to describe these cookies. Also “YUM” works nicely 🙂

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  7. I made the cookies, they were very delicious…!!
    Everybody likes it, I would like to add more sugar next time.

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