My Mom's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I am not sure where my mother got this recipe. These cookies are very yummy, I like to add extra cinnamon.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and shortening.
  2. Add egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, mix well.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and soda. Mix well.
  4. Next mix in your pumpkin.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by the Tablespoon full onto sprayed cookie sheets.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
Most Helpful

I made these for my BF's sisters college graduation Saturday 12/10. They were enjoyed by all! I used margarine instead of shortening & white chocolate chips. YUM!

Ang11002 December 12, 2011

These were a huge hit with my 3-year-old son and my husband and I love them too. I made them yesterday and they're almost gone today! I used butter instead of shortening (I didn't have any) and did half raisins half chocolate chips. Next time I'll use all chocolate chips or all raisins. Yes, they are a different texture than the usual cookie - my husband said they were like muffin tops. I found the ginger and nutmeg a little overpowering too and might try without them next time. Thanks for a great recipe!

Mamandedeux May 13, 2009

i grew up thinking my moms pumpkin chocolate cookies were the best thing ever!! so dont tell her but i think your moms are better than my moms! i love the addition of ginger in this recipe. the only thing i did different was added a bit more pumpkin (the pumpkin flavor seemed a bit weak) and actually used a little less flour.. also mine took about 13-15 min to cook. and i did double the cinnamon!! thanks i'll have to give this to all my siblings and tell them to replace our moms recipe ;)

sprue November 26, 2007