Barefoot by the Sea: Chocolate Chips + Pumpkin = Pure Bliss

Friday, September 24, 2010

Chocolate Chips + Pumpkin = Pure Bliss

Last year we tried this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from Williams-Sonoma and my family loved it! This recipe makes about 4 dozen cookies so make sure you have friends to share with on hand, you'll need them!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar (I use less and substitute sugar in the raw or agave)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups (12-ounce bag) milk chocolate chips, not semisweet
  • Nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper


Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheets with nonstick spray or line them with parchment paper.
Using a mixer, beat the butter until smooth. Beat in the white and brown sugars, a little at a time, until the mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs 1 at a time, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin puree. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Slowly beat the flour mixture into the batter in thirds. Stir in the chips. Scoop the cookie dough by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cookies are browned around the edges. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them rest for 2 minutes. Take the cookies off with a spatula and cool them on wire racks.

It feels like Fall around here today - might be a great weekend to whip up a batch of these and sip some apple cider!  Happy Weekend!


  1. YUM!! I might have to do some baking:)

  2. Yummy! I think I need to do some baking...first I have to finish a lot of sewing :)

  3. this sounds delic!! Two of my favorite things and I have never heard of it..ahh I know what I will be making this weekend though:) thanks!

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    p.s...I cannot wait to make these cookies! They look so good!

  5. Just copied and pasted to Word to print off!!! I'm SO ready to try these!

  6. oh my gosh! you and Gina are killing me with these fabulous recipes! these look SOOOO good. oh my! i might just have to try these babies out.


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