Oct 16

Truth or Dare: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

in Chocolate, Dessert, Fuji Favorites, Recipes by Type

Truth #1: Cookies make Squirrel happy.
Truth #2: Cookies make Squirrel’s mommy happy.
Truth #3: Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are REALLY yummy.
Truth #4: Squirrel’s mommy has talked herself into feeling less guilty about feeding Squirrel sugary treats because they have heart healthy fiber packed pumpkin in them.
Pumpkin Palooza just wouldn’t be complete without the inclusion of my favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
These cookies are what got me started thinking about pumpkin in the first place. When October creeps closer I always start thinking about these cookies. My mom started making us these little gems when I was a little girl. I can’t remember a year without them. They are super moist and flavorful, and again, we’re putting together the health fighting duo, so what’s not to love? I have carried on my mom’s tradition of making these cookies and intend to continue until I can no longer wield a wooden spoon and a measuring cup. I want Squirrel to remember that I loved her enough to make her these cookies every year.

Dare: I dare you to make them.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
1 c. pureed pumpkin
1 tsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar and oil, then blend in egg, pumpkin, milk, and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, mix flour with rest of dry ingredients, then blend into wet mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.

* Don’t forget! You have until tomorrow night (Friday, October 17, 2008), 8:00 PM PST to enter the Pumpkin Palooza Giveaway (go here for instructions on how to enter).

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

Fuji Mama's Mama October 16, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Ah, shucks. I’m proud to be the originator of this recipe. Thanks, Punkin.


Phoe October 16, 2008 at 4:02 pm

As soon as I have a reliable oven, I will make these. Except I have to find some chocolate chips first (they don’t do them here in any proper quanitity).


Fuji Mama October 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm

Phoe–These cookies are actually FANTASTIC with chocolate chunks in them, in place of the chips. Just get your favorite chocolate bar and chop it into coarse chunks and use those instead!


Trisha October 16, 2008 at 5:22 pm

I just decided on my way home today that what my family needs this weekend is a batch of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I’ve had them made by the hands of other bakers before, but haven’t ever made them myself. I needed a recipe and — lucky me — here you are with just the thing.


The Carroll's October 16, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE pumpkin cookies!! My grandma likes them with raisins, but I prefer the chocolate! Oh man, now I want some…dang it…must fight..Ahh who am I kidding. I’ll be at the store!


Jennifer October 16, 2008 at 7:01 pm

I knew I should have picked up that can of pumpkin puree at wal-mart last night! lol now I want some of these cookies!


Chocolate Shavings October 16, 2008 at 7:55 pm

That looks absoluely delicious! A perfect way to make good use of fall pumpkins!


Damaris October 16, 2008 at 8:09 pm

I just made my won variation of this. I loved hoe easy this recipe looked.


Megan October 16, 2008 at 10:36 pm

what a great rendition on the traditional chocolate chip cookie-and in perfect time for fall! YUM!


mndnlsn October 16, 2008 at 10:45 pm

My favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe has oats in it, but is otherwise similar. I crave them so often, I find myself drawn to Libby’s canned pumpkin all spring!


paoix October 17, 2008 at 7:57 am

oh wow! yummmmmy! pumpkin anything is awesome


Denise P October 17, 2008 at 8:00 am

choclate!! These look good, but I always look forward to fall because it means that it’s time for soup again. My favorite fall treat is my mom’s chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles, yummy yummy!


kawaii crafter October 17, 2008 at 8:32 am

I’m loving all these pumpkin recipes you’ve been sharing. The gnocchi below looks especially good.


Laura October 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

I remember you introducing me to these yummies our first year of law school! Ah, the memories! :) I need to make some this weekend. Yummy!


Hillary October 17, 2008 at 10:53 am

Those cookies look like they have the perfect consistency, chewy and cakey at the same time. YUM!


Bob October 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm

These, I will make. They look awesome.


LollyChops October 17, 2008 at 1:04 pm

Fuji.. law school??

I am gonna have to give these a try! I’ll take pics once I get around to them. I mean .. they **are** good for you right!


Anonymous October 18, 2008 at 8:10 pm

I made these this morning. DD loves anything pumpkin. Next time I need to double the recipe. Delicious – and I don’t even like pumpkin. thanks for sharing the recipe.


Christina October 30, 2008 at 2:17 pm

Ok, so these look so good to me right now. I love anything pumpkin. Cake, cookies, ice cream, doughnuts, etc… You’ve twisted my arm and I’m making these tonight. Thank you for posting such a delicious recipe.


Hana October 31, 2008 at 11:49 pm

I did it! About a week late, but better than never! They taste good – I put them in cupcake cups, and didn’t have any cinnamon unfortunately – would have been better with a little spice. Ah well – I am taking them to a potluck dinner tonight!


Fuji Mama November 1, 2008 at 8:36 am

Hana– Yeah! Thanks for taking my dare! :-) I hope you enjoy them.


Amanda August 21, 2009 at 6:48 am

Sounds delicious!! I've included them in today's Friday Recipe post :) http://oldtips.blogspot.com/2009/08/friday-recipes-chocolate-chip-cookies.html


Mary October 5, 2009 at 8:47 pm

Can I replace the vegetable oil for softened butter? I have that in my fridge but no vegetable oil in the pantry…sorry if that is a crazy question.


PS_Iloveyou October 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

I made these cookies for the office, and I have to tell you that everyone is raving about them!! I even have people coming from other departments to grab some and then coming back for more!

Thank you so much!



Ishh July 27, 2010 at 7:27 pm

I made these today and they came out great. I was kind of nervous when I smelled the pumpkin puree, which in all honestly did not smell good, but they were amazing. Thanks so much.


heather October 10, 2010 at 4:37 am

These are the cookies I remember my father making every year around this time. Cake-y and addictive. I’ll have to find his recipe and compare.



Patty October 10, 2010 at 8:20 am

Thanks for sharing this lovely family recipe!


Rachel October 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

Baking traditions are the best! Keep it up with those cookies!


Paula - bell'alimento October 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I’d like to thank Fuji Nana for making these for Fuji Mama so she could later share them with the world! LOVED LOVED LOVED these! Made them tonight & adapted them to be gluten free so my little man could enjoy them too! xoxo We’ll def be making these again & again & THANK YOU!


Nicole October 31, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I’m about to make these from the recipe card you gave me during POM Harvest. Can’t wait!


Rice Kernel March 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I’ve been scouring the web for a recipe to use up pumpkin (even though it is March) – this is perfect! Great to have found your site.


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Sarah November 20, 2017 at 11:19 am

I just wanted to drop a note letting you know that I made these in college in 2008 and they’ve been a staple for my family since! Whenever I ask my brothers what treat they’d like the answer is “Pumpkin Cookies”, even if it’s spring or summer! Thank you for gracing us with this recipe – they’re going down in the history of our family!!


La Fuji Mama November 28, 2017 at 1:06 pm

Thank you for taking the time to come and comment. I love hearing that! You made my day! :-)


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