Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Sharing some favorite pumpkin cookies today! These Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies are buttery crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside!
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Pumpkin Cookies

Nothing like pumpkin cookies with great texture!  That’s these cookies.  Baking cookies must be therapy for me, because it seems like I bake a batch everyday….well, just about. I had so much fun developing this festive peanut butter cookie with just a hint of pumpkin pie spices. All of my favorite things. Hope you enjoy!

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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

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Here are the ingredients I used today.

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Cream your butter and sugars.

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Had my lovely 9 and 12 year old assistants helping me with the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter 🙂

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Dry ingredients up next.

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Pumpkin Pie Spice!

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Chocolate chunk heaven. I dare you to not sample a few of these….we did, lol!

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Cookie dough perfection.

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Time to bake!

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Ahhh, great texture, fun flavors. Enjoy!

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Tips For Making The Best Cookies

  1. Don’t alter the recipe, use all ingredients as listed.
  2. For a more firm cookie, refrigerate your cookie dough for 24 hours before baking.
  3. Always use butter, not margarine.  ALWAYS.  I prefer salted butter for my chocolate chip cookies.  Try it!
  4. Do not ever grease your cookie sheets.  Will make cookies spread and change texture.
  5. Don’t skip creaming your butter and sugars for a good 2 minutes.  Helps create a fluffy, chewy cookie.
  6. Try sprinkling dough with just a touch of salt for a perfect sweet and salty combination.
  7. Don’t overtake your cookies.  Cookies will continue to cook on hot cookie sheet when removed from oven.
  8. Let cookies cool completely before storing in containers. This will keep their crispness
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container for 3 days room temperature.
Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Servings: 36
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Jenny
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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks softened butter unsalted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chunks

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugars in stand mixer until well combined. Add egg, vanilla and peanut butter, beating until combined. Slowly add flour, pudding mix, pumpkin pie spice, salt, baking soda then chocolate chunks. Beat on low until just combined.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, place dough onto prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring. Serve warm or room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg
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31 Responses
  1. Ashley

    If I want to leave out the PB do I need to replace it with anything? or will the cookies turn out just fine w/o it?
    I always love your cookie recipes.

  2. Hi Jenny,

    These sound amazing! Question on the pudding though: it is “instant” pudding, as in the photo?
    Also, do you have a favorite chocolate to use?

  3. I love that peanut butter sandwhich too! I think this is my top three favorite cookies all rolled into one. My husband always wants chocolate chip cookies, we both love peanut butter, and I want to eat pumpkin flavored desserts all the time. I think I might have to rename this the compromise cookie! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. linda

    OMG! SUPER YUM!!!
    these are soooo on my radar…but if i wanted to bake for someone with peanut allergy would you sub nutella?
    thanks!!

  5. Bryn

    I pulled everything out to make these immediately but then saw the pudding in the pictures…hmmmm. Should it be listed ingredients and directions or no? Thanks!

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