Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I love cookies.

I love pumpkin.

Sometimes they join forces and create something out of this world! (Note: I am slightly ashamed to admit that I ate some of these for dinner.  I also may or may not be planning on eating some for breakfast tomorrow…)

Please try these today…it is the right thing to do.

Linda’s (My Grandmother’s) Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 can pumpkin (12 oz.)

2 tsp. milk

2 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1 cup vegetable/canola oil

1 tsp. cinnamon

4 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

4 tsp. baking powder

1 – 12 oz. bag chocolate chips

1 cup chopped nuts if you so desire (I add them because it somehow makes me feel better about eating them. What’s that? Omega 3 fatty acids can’t survive temperatures above 160 degrees? Shhhhhh….keep it to yourself.)


-Preheat your oven to 350 degreesF.

-Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.  Mix until well combined and smooth.  Since there is no butter in this recipe you can use an electric mixer, yay!

-In a separate dish combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to the wet ingredients about a cup at a time. Make sure to fully incorporate each addition before adding more.

-Fold in the chocolate chips (and nuts, if you wish to add them).  I wouldn’t recommend tasting this dough…it does not do justice to the final product.

-Scoop by the tablespoon-full onto a cookie sheet (I strongly recommend AirBake) and bake for 12-16 minutes.

-It is very difficult to tell when these cookies are done.  I’ve probably made them 20 times and I still occasionally take them out too early. Wait until they start to get golden brown and bounce back when you touch them. When in doubt, do a taste-test ; )

-Cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring them onto a cooling rack.  These cookies taste best cold, and can stay good for a week in the refrigerator.



One thought on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  1. Yaaahooooo!!!! Mimi can tell you exactly who gave her the recipe…..ALOT of my FB peeps from Millinocket still make these and we lived there when Mumma started making them! WAY TO GO Leenie!!! BEST cookies EVAH!!! xxxxxoooo!!!!!!

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