Sunday, September 27, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall fall fall. Have I mentioned how much I love fall? Actually, how much I miss fall, since we've moved to Puerto Rico. Fall is my ultimate cooking season, when the cooler weather is begging for you to churn out comfort dish after homecooked comfort dish, and the upcoming holidays are calling for some pre-season menu planning(how can you not crack open those wonderful holiday cook books while browsing through Costco?). My sister-in-law Carrie has a blog that I regularly check(she's one of the best writers around!), and one of her latest posts is about her favorite fall recipes, one of which was a recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. YUM! Last Halloween was the first time I tasted pumpkin cookies, and I loved them. So, I pulled out a can of pumpkin that I had left over from last year, and whipped up a batch of these beauties. We loved them!!!! I changed the recipe a little wee bit(sorry Carrie, but you know I just can't help myself), so you can look here for the original post.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups butter, room temp
2 1/2 cups sugar
15 oz pumpkin
2 eggs
1/3 cup molasses
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp ginger
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 bag butterscotch chips
raw sugar(or any large-granule sugar)for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Mix in pumpkin, eggs, vanilla and molasses. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. Mix well. Add both chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle a pinch of raw sugar over each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes until set and beginning to brown around edges.


  1. No need to apologize. Now I just have another reason to make these again! The butterscotch sounds like a great idea to me!

  2. Yummy!
    I got hungry now... or rather... lusting for something sweet:-)

    Please visit me and see an awesome recipe for lobster chowder.
    Just stopping by from SITS to wish you a very happy Monday!

  3. They look really good! I love fall too!

    Welcome to SITS!

  4. I can't imagine how amazing they must smell as they come out of the oven!

    Welcome to the SITS community, it's great to have you join us!

  5. Interesting combo of the pumpkin and chocolate chips. I bet they are delightful :D

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  6. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave lovely comments. That was such a good idea about the bedlinen! Hope you're having a lovely day. You cookies look so delicious. I baked scones today to warm me up! I'm a total novice in the kitchen but really enjoy baking.

  7. Never heard of these! Sound yummy though! Stopping by from SITS! Happy Weekend!

  8. Oh yum. I'm going to have to look around more - looks like you've got some delish stuff here! Stopping by from SITS welcome wagon to say hi & hope you have a great weekend.