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Pumpkin Cookies

Posted by  on Monday, November 8th, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Hello Dining Detour! I want to thank Kristin for having me back to do another guest post! In keeping with her Fall theme lately, I am here to share with you my ALL TIME Favorite Fall cookie. The second it begins to remotely feel like Fall, I get serious cravings to make these cookies, and to pretty much have them on hand at any given time throughout the remainder of the year. They’re great to take to parties, and always a big hit! I usually double the recipe and put some aside for company or to take somewhere.

Pumpkin Cookies


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine (soft and easy to mix)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degree F.  Sift dry ingredient (EXCEPT SUGAR) into bowl.

In another bowl, cream butter/margarine and sugar. Add pumpkin and vanilla, mix well.

Stir in sifted flour and spices. Fold in chocolate chips

Drop by tablespoonfuls two inches apart on greased cookie sheets.

Bake 15 minutes (they burn very quickly so watch these carefully. 15 minutes for me in my gas oven is usually absolutely perfect.)

Yields about 18.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!!

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Great post Laura – love the fall theme and I love pumpkin anything! I made some yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes that I want to post soon. :)

November 9th, 2010 at 10:43 am

YUM! Pumpkin Spice cupcakes sound incredible!! Thanks for letting me guest post again!

November 9th, 2010 at 11:43 am

LOOOVEE pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and your directions are nicely detailed and easy to follow.

November 9th, 2010 at 11:54 am

I forgot to mention in the post that this recipe came from my mom and she taught it in her cooking class she teaches at school!

November 9th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

We (the cooking teachers at school) would like your permission to print this. They made me ask because of my “connections.” Thanks.

November 9th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Dining Detour and Laura Bakes would be honored for you to print this! There is a print icon above the title “Pumpkin Cookies” that will give you a printer-friendly format.

November 16th, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I got a bone to pick haha. I made these and they didn’t come out as delicious as I remember them being. They were… the best way to describe. I made 3 batches…the first were slightly burned (mine cooked in 12 minutes!), the second I forgot the sugar completely (GROSS), and the third were good, but they weren’t amazing. Like they didnt have enough pumpkin? They didnt have a strong flavor of anything. Could be my baking skills lol.

November 30th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

3 batches! I am impressed just by that. We will have to get Laura Bakes to tell us the secret to her success.

December 7th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

I don’t know what happened!! (well..besides you forgetting the sugar entirely) But I’m sorry to hear that..we’ll have to get together and bake them together and see how we do. BUT you are correct in saying that 12 minutes is about all they need. I got it backwards.. they need 12 minutes in my gas oven….15 minutes in my mom’s electric oven.

December 8th, 2010 at 10:18 am

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