Who doesn't love a good chocolate chip cookie? This family recipe is the perfect balance of the timeless favorite with a fall must-have: pumpkin. They take less than 30 minutes to make, so they are ideal for all of the low-maintenance bakers out there. If you want to impress your family and friends, these cookies are the answer to all of your problems. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:14 mins
  • Total Time:24 mins
  • Servings:3
  • Easy


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/6 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350° and grease the cookie sheets.

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    Caroline Ingalls
  • Step 2

    Mix all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips and walnuts together in a large mixing bowl.

    Isabel Bowman
  • Step 3

    Fold the chocolate chips and walnuts into the dough.

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  • Step 4

    Drop teaspoon-sized dollops of dough onto the cookie sheet about an inch apart.

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  • Step 5

    Bake for 12-14 minutes.

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  • Step 6

    Cool and enjoy!

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If you're looking for an easy way to get in the holiday spirit, this recipe is for you. Or, if you're like me and believe that pumpkin is not just a fall thing, you'll crave these cookies year round. If you're scrambling to figure out what to bring to your family's potluck, whip up a batch of these cookies. I know from experience that they are sure to please any crowd.