Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe

I thought I would sneak in a quick pumpkin-based dessert recipe before Halloween.

I stumbled upon this delicious-looking recipe from Adventures in Baking. Chocolate chip cookies, made with pumpkin puree and topped with cream cheese frosting. Um, yes please!

I made a few slight adaptions from the original recipe. For the first batch, I used the suggested ice cream scoop to measure the cookie dough, but the cookies turned out crisp on the edges and raw in the middle. So I opted to use a tablespoon rather. This yielded better, more uniform results. I also chose to leave the orange food coloring out of the frosting. The cookies turned out moist and delicious.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 8 min

The cream cheese frosting recipe below makes a large batch. Freeze any extra for up to two months.

Ingredients:

For cookies:

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 12-ounce bag of chocolate chips

For cream cheese frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Cream together butter and sugars using an electric mixer. Add beaten egg and vanilla. Beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Add chocolate chips.
  2. Place dough by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. To make frosting, mix together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix well. Allow cookies to cool before frosting.

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