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Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Treat yourself to a taste of Fall with my Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies!  There’s nothing like pumpkin and chocolate together!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fall baking is the best time of year isn’t it?!  The aromas that come from the kitchen is hard to beat.  I am thrilled to be partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new cookie recipe today.  It is jam packed with all of my favorite flavors including brown butter, pumpkin and chocolate chips.  The whole family will be flocking for these fun cookies!

Fisher Nuts is hosting a Recipe Contest!  Be sure to scroll down, the details are below.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here are the basics you’ll need for the cookies.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Time to beat your brown butter and sugars.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Add your egg, pumpkin, vanilla then dry ingredients.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Time for the Fisher Pecan Halves.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chips!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Look at this gorgeous dough!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Time to bake these babies.

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ultra rich pumpkin cookies packed with chocolate chips and pecans.  Heaven!

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Enjoy 🙂

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Fisher Nuts is hosting a Recipe Contest!  Be sure to enter, check out the details:

Entries can be submitted at from 9/9 to 10/21

Recipes must include pecans, walnuts or almonds and will be judged on their originality, integration of nuts, taste, and visual appeal.

Each submission will be featured on where Fisher Fans and their friends and families will be able to vote to select the top ten finalists.

Voting will take place 10/22 through 11/4. Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and a panel of judges will choose the grand prize winner from the finalists.


Grand Prize Winner:

Trip for 2 to NYC including airfare, dinner and accommodations

Meet Chef Alex Guarnaschelli

$500 cash

14 Semi-Finalists:

$100 Visa gift card

Signed copy of Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s cookbook: Old-School Comfort Food


Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Brown Butter Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip CookiesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 12 min | Total time: 22 min


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (I used Libby’s)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups mini chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup Fisher Nuts Pecan Halves, coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Let melt and bubble until browned. Remove and let cool for 15 minutes. Place browned butter and sugars into a stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Add pumpkin, egg and vanilla, mixing until combined. Add flour, pudding mix, baking soda, salt, mini chips and pecans. Beat until just combined.
  3. With a cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until baked through. Let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve. room temperature or chilled.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

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  1. 1

    Brown butter, pumpkin and chocolate?! I’m IN!!

  2. 2

    Jenny these look amazing!!!!! Omg so so so good! I have a Fisher post going out tomorrow and I made pecan and pumpkin cookies too! They don’t look like yours though – whew 🙂 Yours are gorgeous, pinned, and I seriously want to make these!

  3. 3

    Such a great combo!! So glad I stocked up on canned pumpkin yesterday. 😉

  4. 4

    These cookies look delicious! What a great recipe for a great fall cookiw…thanks for sharing!

  5. 5

    Have mercy!! I really could go for 27 of these gorgeous cookies right now!

  6. 6

    Oh man, you had me at brown butter!!

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    These cookies look amazing Jenny!

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    Naomi says:

    Perfect fall cookie!

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    I’ve been so hesitant to allow myself to accept that fall is arriving fast and furiously … these cookies though, they have me sold!!

  10. 10

    These cookies look drool worthy and perfect for the fall!

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    Sibylle says:

    looks totally delicious!!

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    Amanda says:

    Yay for fall baking! These are amazing 🙂 xoxo

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    Maria says:

    These look awesome! Love pumpkin cookies!

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    Gaby says:

    I can just imagine how good these cookies smell fresh out of the oven!

  15. 15

    You are completely right, I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate! I was pleasantly surprised the first time I tried it. Love the addition of pecans to these cookies too. I bet they taste great after getting slightly toasted while baking.

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    mmmm, chocolate + pumpkin is my favorite combination of the fall. love these!

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    Ali Carver says:

    Between these and your salted pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, which do you like better? I am making them this week!

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    Deborah says:

    I love everything about these cookies, Jenny!

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    Matea says:

    Chocolate chip cookie dough has to be full of chocolate chips for me–and it looks like this one is!

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    Joanna says:

    I’m crazy about pumpkins and cookies- looks I’m in the right place! 🙂

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    Lynna says:

    Ohhh, pecans & pumpkin is a great Fall combo for a cookie. I`ll have a dozen!!

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    These look out-of-this-world delicious! Chocolate + pumpkin is such a wonderful combo. I love that you added a little vanilla pudding mix to these, too. That makes the best chocolate chip cookies. Can’t wait to try them!

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    These look phenomenal!! Oh my goodness!

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    I’m curious why you use instant vanilla pudding in this recipe? I love the concept, and would make it totally organic, however, instant vanilla pudding isn’t organic, what would you substitute with or just leave out??

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