Soft-baked Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


These fragrant pumpkin cookies are topped with cinnamon sugar. Courtesy of Hillary Lee.

Hillary Lee, Lifestyles Editor

Chocolate chip cookies are a classic, but adding a fall twist to these traditional cookies makes them even more sophisticated. These pumpkin cookies are fragrant yet delicious; they’ll make your home smell cozy and full of pumpkin spice!


  • ⅓ cup of pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup of melted unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup of granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of baking powder
  • A sprinkle of cinnamon
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips


  1. Add the melted butter, pumpkin puree, and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Crack in the egg and add vanilla extract. Continue to stir until evenly incorporated.
  3. Fold in the flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and chocolate chips using a rubber spatula.
  4. Once uniform, cover the bowl and refrigerate for around 30 minutes *highly recommended*
  5. Preheat oven to 350℉.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  7. Use a scooper to scoop chunks of dough onto the parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown
  9. Let cool and enjoy!