Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Megan on November 23, 2011

Turkey O’Clock is approaching.

And at the moment I’m in Minnesota hanging out in the kitchen with my mom. I just can’t wait to share with you guys what her and I are making this year for dessert. (I’ll be posting them next week!)

The truth is, I made these cookies before I left. It’s important to me for Jake to have a constant supply of cookie-goodness while I’m gone.

These remind me of what the lovechild would be of a cookie and a muffin. You see, pumpkin keeps cookies fluffy. Don’t bother letting that stop you from making these, though. They’re super tasty, and a breeze to throw together.

But beware! These don’t spread much when baking. So they pretty much bake up looking exactly like how you scooped the dough. As you can see, I scooped these will-nilly. These cookies are individuals. They’re unique. They’re kinda spiky.

Bring these to your family for thanksgiving! Toss them in a tin! They can be jostled and still maintain their good looks.

P.S. Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {makes 3 dozen+}
Recipe adapted from Jessica’s friend Liz

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 (12 oz) bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with cooking spray.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer for 1 minute. Add the yogurt, pumpkin, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and spices. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly. Stir in the  chocolate chips.
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop mounds onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 18-22 minutes, depending on the size. They will appear set, but will still be fluffy.
These cookies are BFFs with coffee.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy November 23, 2011 at 9:45 am

Pumpkin and chocolate really bond. Just like I’m sure Jake and Elliot will while you’re gone baking and eating with your fam! Happy Thanksgiving!


Megan (megabite) November 23, 2011 at 11:01 am

Thanks Gurl! I hope you have such a good thanksgiving too. <3


mum November 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Yum!! Soooo glad to have you stirring, whisking and tasting in the kitchen with me!!


NicoleD November 23, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Adorable Mom comment alert! I’m pretty sure my Mom doesn’t know how to comment 🙂 These look like a perfect quick cookie! I love how pumpkin turns everything orange. Happy Thanksgiving!!


Kerri November 24, 2011 at 11:56 am

Mmmm… yum! Can’t wait til dessert! Happy Thanksgiving DeKok family!!


Megan (megabite) November 24, 2011 at 11:58 am

Thanks Kerri! Happy thanksgiving to you!


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