Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

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Allison of Some the Wiser is treating us to this Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie recipe today. Pumpkin is one of my favorite parts of fall. I can vouch for the deliciousness of these soft pumpkin cookies because Allison shared them at the park with us this past Monday. Welcome, Allison!

Today it finally feels like fall in my corner of the world. I woke up to grey skies and the sound of rain and I knew as soon as my feet hit the chilly wood floor that today was going to be a baking day.

dark chocolate chip pumpkin cookies

When the temperature outside starts dropping, I start thinking of ways to invite warmth indoors – a hot oven is at the top of my list.

Since today felt like the first real day of Autumn, with the cooler weather and the first appearance of yellow leaves in my yard, I pulled out the pumpkin recipes.

I know that there are so many fine squashes out there – Butternut, Kobocha, and Acorn are some of my favorites. But this time of year, pumpkin has a special place in my heart.

dark chocolate chip pumpkin cookies

This Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookie recipe is a tried and true favorite. It is a family recipe, passed along from kitchen to kitchen, that has only improved with time.

When you use a high quality pumpkin puree (I like to use homemade pumpkin puree, but in a pinch you can’t beat canned pumpkin!) and some good dark chocolate, these Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are a perfect Autumn treat.

More Pumpkin Fall Favorite Recipes:

What are some of your favorite things about Autumn?

Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Yield: approximately 2 dozen

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 10-15

Total Time: 20-25

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Wet Ingredients
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups dark chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli 60% Cacao Chips)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet and set aside.

Combine wet ingredients in a bowl and mix. Sift in dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate.

Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10-13 minutes or until bottom of cookie is lightly browned.

Guest post and recipe by Allison of Some the Wiser.

About the Author:

Allison Ruth is mama to three hungry girls. She blogs at Some the Wiser where she takes life as it comes and tries to learn a little something as she goes. Whether she’s baking bread, sewing, or contemplating the fate of socks gone missing in the laundry, she looks for the peace and creativity life offers to everyone who is paying attention. Living life deliberately isn’t easy, she admits, but it helps when you have good things to eat. You can also find her at Allison Ruth Photography.

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  • 1
    Blog is the New Black - October 07, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    These look so delicious!


  • 2
    Deborah - October 07, 2011 @ 8:23 am

    These look delicious! The perfect way to welcome in fall.


  • 3
    Lyndsey - October 07, 2011 @ 1:14 pm

    A perfect October treat!


  • 4
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets - October 08, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    I love cranking up the oven on chilly days too – it practically screams make bread. And wear toasty warm slippers…


  • 5
    Pam - October 09, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    I have always preferred dark chocolate. What a great recipe!


  • 6
    TheGourmetCoffeeGuy - October 09, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    Absolutely delicious, great combination of ingredients…and perfect for the upcoming holidays!


  • 7
    g. - October 10, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

    these cookies sing of autumn! can’t wait to eat about…2 dozen of them. ;)


  • 8
    Courtney - October 11, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    Love chocolate and pumpkin together! :)


  • 9
    amy - October 12, 2011 @ 10:38 pm

    These look Amazing!! Totally going to try these tomorrow. Dark Chocolate and pumpkin- two of my favorite things!


  • 10
    fran - October 23, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    Made these yesterday and they were wonderful!!


  • 11
    Kevin (Closet Cooking) - October 25, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are so good!


  • 12
    becca - November 26, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    j/curious I’m a sporadic baker,
    just wondering if there is a way to get a more crisp texture, I will confess I did use (close your eyes) canned pumpkin–I tried leaving them in a little longer but the texture remained pretty soft. Thanks!


    • Katie Goodman

      Katie replied: — November 26th, 2011 @ 4:09 PM

      This is a soft cookie recipe and the cookies will not have a crisp texture like a more traditional chocolate chip cookie due to the moisture of the pumpkin puree.

  • 13
    Jessica - November 16, 2012 @ 10:16 pm

    Just made these tonight – I made the first dozen without chocolate chips (just sprinkled them with vanilla sugar before baking) and the next two dozen with dark chocolate chips. Delicious! I ate so much dough that I could only eat three warm cookies. Great recipe, thanks for sharing with us!


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