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Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - Lightly sweet pumpkin cookies full of chocolate chips and walnuts. So good!

Thank you to OXO for providing us with a complimentary set of the baking tools featured in this post, and for making a donation to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer on our behalf.  All opinions expressed are 100% mine. #OXOGoodCookies


On any given day, my husband Jack and I look at each other and say how thankful and blessed we are that our children are happy, healthy and thriving!

But sadly, some parents aren’t so lucky – and that’s why we’re partnering with OXO today to share a delicious recipe – these Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – as part of their “Be a Good Cookie” program benefiting


During the month of September, be sure to look for specially marked packages with this green label when you purchase select OXO products.

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - A Family Feast


For every item sold with this special label, OXO will donate $.25 per package** to – a wonderful organization that provides annual research grants to five of the nation’s leading pediatric cancer centers to advance the development of less toxic, more effective treatments for children battling cancer.

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - Lightly sweet pumpkin cookies full of chocolate chips and walnuts. So good!

These soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are an old family recipe from my mother’s recipe box. They are very easy to make and super delicious with a lightly sweet cake-like pumpkin cookie base that is packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips and coarsely chopped walnuts. (You can leave the walnuts out if you prefer – but we loved the crunchy texture that the nuts added to the soft cookie!)


To learn more about this worthy cause, visit For more information about OXO’s involvement with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer visit

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies - Lightly sweet pumpkin cookies full of chocolate chips and walnuts. So good!

Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 11 mins
  • Total Time: 31 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup oil (canola or vegetable)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional but highly recommended)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper sheets (or lightly grease the cookie sheet if you don’t have parchment paper).
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla and egg. Mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, dissolve the baking soda with the milk. Add both the dry flour mixture and the wet baking soda mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Mix well.
  4. Add in the chocolate chips and nuts and stir until evenly combined.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop(medium scoop is equal to 1 1/2 tablespoons), drop mounds of the cookie dough on the prepared cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool for slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

**For every stickered item sold, OXO will donate 25 cents in support of pediatric cancer research as part of its $100,000* pledge Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.  Look for specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September.

*In 2014, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer through specially marked baking tools, bake sale matches and other fundraising efforts.  Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a recognized 501c(3) public charity duly incorporated under the laws of the state of New Jersey.  Your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.  100% of the proceeds raised by Cookies for Kids’ Cancer fund pediatric cancer research.

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  1. What a great cause. My little one and I made pumpkin cookies a few weeks ago. Just reminds me how lucky we are that she is healthy.

  2. What a fabulous and motivating post and message! Sometimes I think we take those types of things for granted.
    Love how puffy this cookies look. Delicious!

  3. I just love OXO and everything they do for this campaign. Those are some seriously awesome looking pumpkin cookies btw…wish I had a few for my coffee this afternoon.

  4. How love how soft and airy these pumpkin cookies look! All I need is tall glass of milk on the side!

  5. Great cause. Thank you for participating. I am equally extremely thankful for the blessings in my family. So it’s important to extend a hand and a dollars to others.

  6. Love how thick these are! They look amazing!

  7. Amazing post! Found you on pinterest and I just made my husband these cookies. They turned out amazing <3 and it was my first time making anything with pumpkin. 😀

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. Made these cookies-so easy to make-tastes great!!!

  9. I made these and scooped them with an ice cream scoop then flattened a little. Made HUGE cookies (like in the store) and they taste great. I’m famous for making things blow up in the kitchen but this worked out nicely! Thanks for the recipe.

  10. Is there a difference between pumpkin in the can and pumpkin puree? Thanks!

  11. Did you recently post a cinnamon roll receipe? A 1 hour receipe? If so, please could you post again. Im ready to try your pumpkin cookies.

  12. Awesome Recipe! Great fluffy cookies not too sweet. I substituted coconut oil for the canola and they turned our delicious.

  13. these cookies are a favorite of mine! i made them saturday because obviously there is no wrong time for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and they never disappoint! SO yummy

  14. These cookies are amazing! I love this recipe

  15. I love this recipe. I make them every fall since I found it, and they’re always a big hit. Do you think I could make this recipe but substitute shredded zucchini instead of pumpkin? I loved the soft fluffy texture of the pumpkin cookies and I want to replicate it while making chocolate chip zucchini cookies…any thoughts?

    • Hi Mehgan – I’m not sure! Zucchini has more water content than pumpkin so you might not get the same texture. I did a quick google search for zucchini chocolate chip cookies and it looks like most recipes out there add oatmeal to the recipe (likely to absorb some of the moisture). That’s definitely an option for you – but again, the cookies probably won’t have the same soft, cake like texture of the pumpkin version. Sorry I can’t be more help (without trying it in our kitchen I’d only be guessing) – if you decide to test it out, please let us know how it comes out!

  16. So I did it! I subbed a cup of shredded zucchini for the pumpkin and took out the walnuts (bc it was an experimental batch). They turned out great. Same soft cake texture. I squeezed some of the moisture out of the zucchini using a paper towel before adding it to the mixture, I think that’s kind of imperative. But just thought I’d let you know it’s possible!

  17. I make these but I use 1 box of yellow or spice cake mix , 1 -15 ounce can of pumpkin and 1 bag (more or less) of chocolate chips. Do NOT make the cake mix as directed on the box .Just add the 3 ingredients(cake mix by itself) and bake. I usually do it till lightly browned on the bottom of the cookies. Very easy.

  18. Our family favorite passed down through generations !! Only we use squash and add raisens along with the chocolate chips and walnuts. Comfort food❤

  19. What size can of pumpkin purée are you supposed to use??

  20. Could you use extra virgin olive oil?

  21. Christina Buffone :

    5 stara for sure!

  22. Omg to die for!!!! Thank you

  23. I have tried many pumpkin recipes & this is by far the best!

  24. Can you freeze these cookies after they’re baked?

  25. Hi there! Can the dough be refrigerated overnight?

  26. Hi, are these cookies better right after baking or better the next day? Thanks!!! They look really good by the way!!