Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Today is J's birthday (happy birthday, baby!), so I wanted to have E help me make something special for him. Since she's a pro at making cookies, I decided on pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I found this recipe, and halved it. And it wasn't until I'd already started throwing ingredients together that I discovered that I was out of eggs, so I used the old banana substitute (1 banana = 1 egg). This ended up working out in my favor, since it's easier to halve a banana than it is an egg. 

I'm writing this up exactly as I made it, but if you want to make more, you can use the original recipe's measurements, and if you actually have eggs and you want to use them, well you just go right on ahead. I will say, however, that it was kind of nice not having to worry about there being raw eggs in the dough, because E and I are both bowl-lickers. ;)

Ingredients (I ended up with 20 cookies)
 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 banana, smashed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp milk
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, and banana in a large bowl. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

2. Dissolve baking soda in milk, and stir into flour mixture. Then add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir until well combined.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

3. Add vanilla and chocolate chips, stir until incorporated.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

4. Spoon dough out onto baking sheet fixed with parchment paper (or sprayed with baking spray). Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

I'm not even mad about the banana being in there, because while you can taste it a little bit, the flavor goes really well with the pumpkin and cinnamon and chocolate. It fits right in. And it didn't seem to affect the texture of the finished product at all, either. These are just as gooey and soft as you'd expect a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie to be. And J gives them a big thumbs up, which is really the important part because they're his birthday treat. :) 

To further celebrate his birthday (and mine, since it's next week), we are going on a date tonight-- for the first time in months. I'm super excited, and I'll be back Monday with pictures! In the meantime, I hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


  1. Yummy! Adding this to my fall pumpkin recipes to make! I never knew about the banana/egg substitute. That is useful info!

  2. Mmm... snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie, I can imagine they're amazing with pumpkin! Thanks, I hope you're having a good weekend as well!

  3. Thanks! Yeah that's definitely going to come in handy in the future, I think. :) We go through eggs really quickly!


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