Grab a glass of milk and a couple of these delicious pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies for a delicious fall dessert!
Are you ready for some fall baking? Do you need a great treat recipe for those bake sales, neighbor gifts, holiday parties, or just hungry kids at home? These pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are for you!
I mentioned “bake sale” and neighbor gifts, because making the recipe in full will yield around 4 dozen cookies (depending on the size of your cookie dough scoops). But don’t let that deter you if you don’t have a large thing to bake for- the cookies are on the small side and they go fast around here!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Twist
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies may in fact be the quintessential fall cookie. Soft and chewy, with all those pumpkin spice flavors, they certainly are a staple around here during the fall. But these are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with a twist! And, oh my goodness, they are SO good! Like, seriously, dangerously good! So what’s the twist? It’s cinnamon chips!! That’s what puts the cinnamon in these pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies!
What are Cinnamon Chips?
Cinnamon chips are just another kind of baking chips (like butterscotch chips, toffee chips, peppermint chips, etc). They’re made by Hershey’s and they are really fun, especially in fall baking. In fact, they happen to be the star of these easy pumpkin cupcakes too! The cinnamon chips are the lighter brown chips in the image below. The only problem is that they can sometimes be hard to find. Often, you can only find them in the fall months and not all stores carry them. You can usually find cinnamon chips on Amazon (affiliate link), though they are usually more expensive there. So, if you can’t find them, feel free to just omit. You won’t have the fun cinnamon flavor they give off in these cookies, but you’ll still be left with delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!
Can you make a smaller batch? Sure! I just like being able to use a whole can of pumpkin. So, I prefer to do it this way. Plus, the cookies store great (they could even be frozen) and even a large batch around here doesn’t last too long. They make great gifts too!
How long do they keep? We’ve had them in an airtight container on the counter for about a week and they’ve been fine. Honestly, they’re even better the next day after baking as the flavors get stronger. So, that’s a plus. You can also freeze them for longer storage if you’d like. In the freezer, they would keep for months!
Can you use fresh pumpkin puree? I haven’t personally tried it, but you should be able to. In that case, you’ll use about 2 cups. You may want to use a paper towel or cheesecloth to squeeze out excess water from the puree first though.
Can you use pumpkin pie spice? If you want a “spicier” cookie, sure! You could add a little to the mixture or sub it out for the cinnamon. You could also add a little pinch of nutmeg to the cookies if you’d like.
Do you have to use cinnamon chips? Nope – you’ll just lose the fun “twist” if you don’t use them. But, you’ll still be left with delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. If you do omit the cinnamon chips though, just be sure to add another cup of chocolate chips!
What type of chocolate chips do you use? My go-to are semi-sweet chocolate chips! I actually am not a be fan of milk chocolate (gasp, I know!). If you don’t like semi-sweet chips or dark chocolate, you certainly can use milk chocolate chips in these. But, to offset the sweetness in the cookies and the cinnamon chips, I think semi-sweet are best in these cookies.
Can you add nuts? Sure! I’ve never made them with nuts, but I have no doubt they’d be delicious. Chopped walnuts or pecans would be both work well!
Why don’t the cookies look “done”? These cookies should still be soft in the center when you pull them from the oven. They will continue baking as they cool. If they still look extremely shiny and gooey, go ahead and keep them in for about 12/13 minutes. But try not to over-bake as then they tend to get more dry or tough, instead of that nice soft & chewy texture.
How big should the dough scoops be? About 1 heaping Tablespoon rounded or a medium cookie scoop. You don’t want to make these cookies too large or the centers will take longer to cook. And since they don’t spread too much, 1 dozen fit nicely on my baking stone!
More Pumpkin Recipes:
If you’re looking for some other delicious recipes rich in pumpkin flavor, here’s some other favorite pumpkin recipes around here! They’re perfect if you have some extra canned pumpkin to use up!
- Caramel Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
- Pumpkin Banana Muffins
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
- Frosted Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Bars
- 3-ingredient Pumpkin Cupcakes
No matter what you choose, the kitchen is sure to smell amazing!!! All of these recipes are delicious anytime, but especially perfect for fall! So now, let’s get back to these tasty pumpkin cookies! YUM! Don’t they look delicious?!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Here’s the printable cookie recipe – happy baking!!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 15oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 4 C flour
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 C granulated sugar
- 1 C brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 C chocolate chips (semi-sweet recommended)
- 1 C cinnamon chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, cream together sugars and butter. Add in the pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon.
- Once well combined, slowly add in flour, baking soda/powder, and salt.
- Fold in chocolate and cinnamon chips.
- Drop by rounded tablespoons (or use a medium cookie scoop) onto ungreased baking stones or cookie sheets lined with parchment.
- Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Allow the cookies to begin to cool (for about 5 minutes) on the cookie sheet.
- Cool completely on wire wracks and enjoy!! Store in airtight containers. They’re even better the next day!
Like it? Pin it!
Disclosure: This post originally appeared on Mom Endeavors in 2013 as part of a sponsored campaign with McCormick. The post has been updated since then, but the delicious pumpkin cookies remain the same – SO GOOD!
Oh my gosh…I LOVE pumpkin cookies…and I wish I had one of these right now! 🙂
oh my husband is going to love these
Oh these look so yummy!
Yours look amazing! I can’t wait to try the recipe!
I’d love to try your recipe but without the pumpkin. They would basically be snickerdoodle chocolate chip cookies!
Yummmm!! With the holidays coming up this would be great to win!!!
I love pumpkin and chocolate together, so I might have to try out these delicious cookies!
I love your recipe & the Salted Caramel & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe.
I like the look of those Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Brownies
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies of course!
I’m actually excited to try yours, I LOVE baked goods with pumpkin in them!
Mmmmm….I love pumpkin! I’ll be adding this recipe to my list for poetry tea time treats this fall!
I cant wait to try your recipe..looks sooo good.
I am most excited to try yours! I just love pumpkin!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies
Apple pie cookies! They sound really interesting! I love baking, especially during the holidays and am always looking for good recipes! Thanks!
I am most excited to try your recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies
I would like to try the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
The cinnamon white chip cookies look great!
CInnamon pumpkin cookies, I still have pumpkin I froze in my freezer from last fall
The pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies
I really want to try your pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies, what a great way to welcome in fall!
I would love to try your recipe. I would try it w/ the pumpkin & w/o.
your pumpkin cookies
I am looking forward to trying your pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies. I have been craving pumpkin lately and now I have an excuse to bake!
I would like to try the Salted Carmel recipe
Oatmeal Choc Chip Cookies!
Salted Caramel & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe looks delicious!
My granddaughter loves pumpkin and she loves chocolate chip cookies! Your pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies are going to be baked and sent to her! .Thanks for your recipe!
Aw, what a fun idea! I hope she loves them!
I am excited about the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I might actually make these just with cinnamon chips because they are soooo good.
I am most excited to try the Apple Pie Cookies from the virtual bake sale table.
You Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Brownies get my vote!!
I’m Excited To Try The Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe!
I am most excited about Hazelnut Mocha Chip Cookies.
My fave is a toss-up between yours and the salted triple chip crownies. I’m going to have to have a tie-breaker bake-off and make my final decision this weekend!
Salted Triple Chip “Crownies”
Yours of course! Those cookies look great.
I’m excited to try your Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies. Every year around this time I crave pumpkin flavored everything!
The Pumpkin Cookies sound sooo good. I can not wait to make them.
Raspberry cheesecake brownies, mmmm.
Hazelnut Mocha Chips Cookies
The Chocolate Hazelnut Iced Brownies sound so delicious, my mouth is watering!
I would love to try the oatmeal chocolate chip recipe -they all look so good though!
I am so excited to try your Pumpkin Cinnamon Chocolate Chip Cookies. I love pumpkin, and chocolae chips!!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies
The salted brownie
Actually I’m going to try your cookies today – I have been eagerly waiting for fall to make pumpkin everything!
Awesome, Janette! Hope you enjoy! 🙂
Can’t wait to try the Hazelnut Mocha Chip Cookies
I like your recipe and the Gooey Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies. Pinned and plan to try both!
The hazelnut mocha cookies!
I love pumpkin anything -so your recipe looks awesome!
yours looks amazing! I LOVE pumpkin cookies!!!
I want to try these pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies. I have a similar recipe, but I think these will be better!
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies of course! It sounds sooooo good
I can’t wait to try your pumpkin cookies, my mom made a similar recipe and it always reminds me of fall.
I can’t wait to try your pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies!!
I like your recipe but I also like the Salted Caramel & Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.
love to try your Pumpkin Cinnamon Choc Chip cookies! thanks for sharing
The Hazelnut Mocha Chip cookies! Yum!
coriwestphal at msn dot com
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies of course,2 of my favorites!
I’d like the Cinnamon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies.
The Salted Caramel and Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies look amazing!!
The pumpkin for sure. I love pumpkin spice flavoring!
all of them sound good and I love anything with pumpkin in it
I actually would really like to try your pumpkin cinnamon chocolate chip cookies….they look yummy.
i am most excited about yours they look super yummy!
I love pumpkin and I love chocolate. Can’t wait to try them together! 🙂
The pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!!
I liked the way your cookies look! I’d love to try one!
Salted Caramel and Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies
your cookies and the crownies