Better Than Bakery Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grandma June's Recipe)

When my brothers and I were little my Grandma June would bake Pumpkin Cookies all the time. Pumpkin was pretty much a staple in her house so it didn't matter what time of year it was there was always pumpkin cookies. My grandmother also took care of my brothers and I when we were little to help my dad out. So we spent a lot of time at her house. A lot of memories of my Grandma consisted of always baking some kind of sweet treat for us. 

My grandpa would walk me to preschool and kindergarten when I was little and my grandma would always be waiting after school to bake cookies with me. This is probably why baking cookies is more of a comfort to me than anything. It brings back memories of my grandma. 

When I moved away from Utah I realized that it is literally a Utah thing to have pumpkin cookies on shelves all year long. People in Utah just love pumpkin everything. So if you ever move outside Utah you need this recipe incase a strong pumpkin cookie craving comes on because you will be sadly disappointed that its really only a seasonal thing everywhere else which is totally expected but still really unfortunate for the pumpkin spice addicts! 

 

Grandma June's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  •   3-3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cup unsalted, softened butter 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1-1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice + 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1/2 small can of Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 bag of Chocolate Chips (she used mini chips to not over power the pumpkin with chocolate)

FOLLOW DIRECTIONS AS WRITTEN OR COOKIES WILL NOT COME OUT CORRECTLY

  1. set oven to 350 degrees
  2. grease pans
  3. Mix together butter, sugar and vanilla
  4. Gradually add each egg making sure each one is mixed in thoroughly.
  5. Add flour by the 1/2 cup. Let each halve mix for 30 seconds on medium speed (4-5)
  6. Add pumpkin
  7. While pumpkin is mixing into batter sprinkle the pumpkin pie spice and clove.
  8. Add salt, cornstarch and baking soda (yes just do it.)
  9. Add chocolate chips. Use 3/4 bag if regular size.
  10. Spoon by the tablespoon on to pan and Bake for 12 minutes or until the bottom edges look brown.

TIP: Odd as it may seem she added the salt, cornstarch and baking soda after the pumpkin and the cookies have always turned out amazing. Also, she sprinkled a little pumpkin pie spice on each cookie before putting them into the oven.   

Enjoy!

Happy Pumpkin Spice Season!