I asked Chad if I could make him something yummy for dessert the other day. I was REALLY hoping he'd go for the idea of pumpkin pie (I was CRAVING it). He said "If you're going to make anything pumpkin...why not chocolate chip pumpkin cookies?"

I was sold!

I quickly went to my phone and got the recipe. Anderson and I went to the store and bought the only 2 things I didn't have at home: pumpkin and chocolate chips. They're kind of important when making chocolate chip pumpkin cookies...


Here is the recipe I found on YUM SUGAR. I picked the recipe because of their picture of the cookies on their website. They just LOOKED delicious!

Here are the ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon clove
Pinch ground ginger
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (15 ounce) can pure pumpkin
1-2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and ginger.

In a mixer, blend butter until smooth then add brown sugar, sugar and egg. Then add the vanilla. (I always add a little extra!) Add the dry mixture slowly then the pumpkin. Fold in the chocolate chips.

You can use an ice cream scoop to make perfectly round cookies. I didn't have one so mine came out funky. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let them cool for 2 minutes and then completely cool on wire racks. Keep them in a sealed container for freshness!

ENJOY! They are perfect for Thanksgiving and are delicious, if I do say so myself!

Photo by Sharon Buck