Giant Salted Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sharing a favorite pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe today! My Giant Salted Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are perfect for Fall baking!pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been trying to perfect what I think is the best pumpkin cookie for a while now and I think I’ve done it 🙂  Now, don’t get me wrong I love the puffy pumpkin cookie, but I wanted something a little more chocolate chip cookie-ish. A little more buttery crisp than fluffy pillow-y? Make sense?

This recipe turned out just how I wanted it to…and I made them giant size which is always more fun. I also added some fleur de sel salt to the tops which is fabulous to me, however if salted cookies are not your thing then by all means leave it off. They are great either way. Let’s take a look at how these babies are made 🙂

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Here’s your line-up. Nothing too crazy.

How To Make Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Place butter and sugars into stand mixer, beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add molasses, pumpkin, egg and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add flour, salt and baking soda, mixing to combine then add in chocolate chunks. Using a large scoop (I used my ice cream scoop, holds about 1/4 cup) scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet. Flatten cookies with hands then sprinkle lightly with salt if desired.
  3. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until baked through. Please keep in mind if you bake smaller cookies cooking time will be much less. Bake accordingly to size. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to cooling rack.

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Had my sweet boys helping in the kitchen for these cookies 🙂  Cream your butter and sugars. I’m keeping these old photos here of my boys from 2012, they’re so big now!

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Add your pumpkin and molasses.

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Take a break and crack up with your brother. Brady is now 14 years old, can’t get over these!

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Add an egg.

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A little vanilla.

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Add your dry ingredients. Dying, Mason is now 17 years old. Ha! Love these boys.

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Either cracking up at each other or fighting like crazy animals, lol! I prefer this 🙂

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…and this 🙂

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Chocolate chunks please!

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This dough is a dream. No joke!

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

I used a giant cookie scoop. It holds a good 1/4 cup. You can make these cookies as big or small as you’d like.

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Press your dough down like so.

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I prefer this fabulous fleur de sel sea salt, but use any regular course salt or leave it out altogether.

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I LOVE the touch of salt on these cookies. Give it a try!

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Love these giant cookies 🙂

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Giant Salted Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These Giant Salted Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies make the perfect festive Fall cookie!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick/8 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • one 10 ounce bag chocolate chunks or 2 cups
  • A few pinches Fleur de sel salt or sea salt for sprinkling on top of cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  • Place butter and sugars into stand mixer, beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add molasses, pumpkin, egg and vanilla, beating until well combined. Add flour, salt and baking soda, mixing to combine then add in chocolate chunks. Using a large scoop (I used my ice cream scoop, holds about 1/4 cuscoop dough onto prepared baking sheet. Flatten cookies with hands then sprinkle lightly with salt if desired.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until baked through. Please keep in mind if you bake smaller cookies cooking time will be much less. Bake accordingly to size. Let cool for 10 minutes on baking sheet then transfer to cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 3217IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg
Keywords: chocolate chunk cookies, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin cookie recipe, pumpkin cookies

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53 Responses
  1. “I have been trying to perfect what I think is the best pumpkin cookie for a while now and by golly I think I’ve done it” <— YES, you DID do it!

    They look amazing! About 2 months ago, I must have made about 10 batches of pumpkin-chocolate chip cookies in an effort to nail it. Where was this post when I was trying 🙂 Seriously, they look soooo good and I think the giant cookie size helps with the sticky/tacky pumpkin batter situation. I should have done that 🙂

  2. Breanna S

    This is probably the most yummy recipe I have seen this season. I can’t wait to give it a try. I am all for anything with pumpkin.

  3. So glad to see more of a traditional cookie using this combo. I’m not a fan of cake-y cookies so, finally, I can enjoy baking, but more importantly, eating, a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie.

  4. danielle

    I have nit tried molasses in pumpkin cookies. I will have to. I’ve got a recipe from a friend that reminds me of a pumpkin-y toll houseish cookie, but buttery sounds good to me.

  5. Sarah

    I just made these and the flavor is great. Mine were still cake like and fluffy though– what did I do wrong?? Looking for something more chewy. I did make them smaller than the giant size.

  6. These look delicious! I just spent my lunch hour reading over your cookbook. It has lots of great ideas, and I can’t wait to try many of the recipes. Thanks so much for sharing this one too! Megan

  7. Kimberli

    Happy Birthday to you!! I have to say, I’m leery of the pumpkin and chocolate combo but these cookies look insanely delicious, so I’m going to trust you and try them this week! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Anne

    In the giant salted pumpkin chocolate chunk cookie recipe, the first ingredient is the unsalted butter, followed by salted; should this read softened?

    Can’t wait to try this recipe!

    Anne

  9. LARicky

    Happy Be-Lated Birthday!

    Thanks for this!

    I couldn’t resist last night. I have my usual crew coming over for our weekly TV-watching night tonight and decided that these would be a perfect treat to have on hand! (Plus, my house was cold and I wanted an excuse to turn the oven on, lol!). I had so much fun baking these last night and they turned out great!! I made a double-batch and made them smaller (so I could bring them in to work today), which gave me 36 cookies! I also added pumpkin pie spice to give them that pumpkin-pie-taste. Everyone at work has been devouring them! A yummy success!

  10. Kathy

    I loved the flavor of these cookies, but they turned out more cake-like than I expected. I was kind of disappointed. I thought they would turn out more like a chocolate chip cookie.

  11. lex

    Made these for Thanksgiving and found them disappointing to say the least. I was hoping for a crisp, pumpkin-y cookie dotted with chocolate and what I got was a lackluster CAKEY cookie with no flavor of pumpkin to speak of. We did a number of batches, and even added additional pumpkin towards the end (I know, it’s baking and shouldn’t mess with recipes, but I’m professional chef) but the results were NOT what you’ve pictured in your blog. The kids may be cute, but the recipe needs to reflect the final product more than this one does.

  12. Jayne

    I really liked the flavour of these but mine came out QUITE cakey.. almost like cupcakes they rose so much even though I flattened them quite a bit. Hrm… 🙁 Oh well, I like them but the boyfriend was a disappointed.

  13. Kacy

    Just made these for the first day of school to share with my co-workers. Despite the claim that they aren’t cakey, they in fact are very cakey. I don’t mind that at all, but I didn’t get any pumpkin flavor from the original recipe (I followed it exactly). I will add pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon next time I make these. I will try them again – they are chocolate chip cookies, after all.

  14. Diana

    My husband and I loved these, except for the salt on top. We liked them so much that I bought more chocolate chips so we can have them without the salt on top. I don’t like choc. chunks, so I used choc. chips instead. We liked the cake texture. I got way more than 6 cookies, though. I think about 16 cookies, and I used my ice cream scoop to measure them out. Thanks for this recipe.

  15. Kala

    I just finished making these. They def didn’t turn out anywhere near what your picture shows. Mine were a darker brown and cakey. And they stuck to each other in the storage container, so when I pulled one out I got 2. Really was hoping for the crispy chocolate chip cookie type. What may have gone wrong? Maybe I’ll try again.

  16. Theresa

    I have made these more than a few times. They are delicious, but cakey. I haven’t figured it all out yet but this time less cakey. I used melted butter. I also only creamed melted butter as long as necessary to reduce the amount of air in the mix. I also smeared them fairly thing, like the thickness of yiur finger….Happy baking!

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