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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – Pumpkin Harvest Series #10

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are heavenly, but frosted or filled with sweetened cream cheese makes them divine. This is a recipe that you will want to make soon and repeat often.

Cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened (do not use margarine)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
  • 1½ cups chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Filling

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Grease a large cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.

Make the Cookies

  1. Place flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl and whisk together until blended.
  2. With a hand-held electric mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well-mixed.
  4. Slowly stir-in the milk and pumpkin.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until blended.
  6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop dough onto the prepared baking sheet. (Don’t make the cookies too large or the filled cookies will be gigantic.)
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes. (Remember, these are soft cookies, so don’t overcook.)
  9. Remove from oven, let sit for a minute before placing on a wire rack to cool.

Make the Filling                                                                      

  1. Mix the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla together until well blended.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and beat until creamy and smooth.
  3. Cover the flat side of one cookie with the filling and top with a second cookie. Press together like a sandwich. EASY PEASY!

NOTE:  Cookies can be eaten plain, simply frosted, or filled as directed in the recipe.

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