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!

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies 

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Okay so here is the deal. These little holiday cookies will most likely knock you over. They aren't super sweet but you can definitely taste the pumpkin spice in them plus they're iced with cream cheese. I mean... It sounds like my kind of heaven... Pumpkin and Cream Cheese. It was always meant to be. 

With today being elections day I chose to use the heart cookie cutter because america needs a little more love and a lot less hate. 

These cookies were made for a few Sisters that I visit teach in my ward and you wouldn't believe this but I accidentally delivered some cookies to the WRONG HOUSE!!!  I was so sad!!! So someone else is enjoying these cookies :( which means i'll be making more in the future! 

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These were probably the easiest Sugar Cookies I've ever made for using cookie cutters. Every sugar cookie recipe I've used with cookie cutters has always ended up with botched looking cookies so this one has won me over!

Now they don't look like " Pumpkin Spice " but they sure smell and taste like they are! 

My kids helped me with these cookies and they had the best time! 

 Plus icing the cookies are always a favorite of my kiddos. My 5 year old helped with icing and she did such a great job!  Also sprinkling pumpkin spice over the cookies made it that much better!

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies 

Cookies:

  • 5 1/2 cups flour + 1/4 cup ( divided )
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted, softened butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon amaretto creamer
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. Cream butter, sugar together then add eggs gradually allowing mixer 30 seconds per each egg to be mixed in.
  2. Add amaretto creamer (you can use vanilla as well) and pumpkin pie spice.
  3. Add flour, salt, cream of tartar ( adding only 1/2 cup of dry ingredients per 1 minute of being mixed in at a medium speed. )
  4. Using your 1/4 cup and flour a flat surface and roll out cookie dough then cut cookies. 
  5. Grease pans and  bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. 
  6. Let cool on a wire rack.

Icing:

  • 1 - 8 ounce pkg cream cheese
  • 1 - 2 lb pkg powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract 
  • 1/4 cup milk
  1. Mix all ingredients together, then refrigerate. 

Enjoy! 

The last Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe You'll Ever Need! - Better Than Tollhouse Cookies!

Better Than Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies      

I'm not kidding either this recipe is absolutely foolproof! 

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I'm finally giving it up guys. " Better Than Tollhouse " chocolate chip cookie recipe. Literally these are the best cookies you will ever make. I've given the recipe out to pretty much close friends and family only but its time that i let you all in on this little secret! Here's the deal. 5 years ago I decided I wouldnt stop baking till I could make a chocolate chip cookie that tasted better than Tollhouse cookie dough. WELL! I did it. I stood hours and hours in the kitchen making small batches of cookie dough to compare to my Tollhouse Cookie dough from the store. Until I added one ingredient that I felt made all the difference.... CORNSTARCH! Who knew?! It was delicious. My brother in law at one point when working at a pizza restaurant was using my cookie recipe, making the cookies and people were seriously paying him for them!!!! So pin this recipe now because you NEED THIS RECIPE! 

Better Than Tollhouse Chocolate Chip cookies 

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 1  cup sugar 
  • 1 cup light brown sugar (loosely packed - light brown also important)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (Bakers Imitation <--- This Brand!)
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk 
  • 1.5 cups Chocolate chips
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees 
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, salt and corn starch together in a small bowl set aside. 
  3. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in a mixer. Gradually add egg + yolk. 
  4. Add chocolate chips.
  5. Spoon tablespoons of cookie dough onto a greased pan.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes (But really no longer than 12) 

Let cookies cool! Also side note the cookies are SO MUCH BETTER THE NEXT DAY! Seriously or even cooled for 12 hours. For whatever reason they are better when they are not hot. Also I usually double the batch to make golfball size cookies because they are devoured quickly. Lastly I keep and extra 1/2 cup of chocolate chips on the side to put on top of the cookie dough right before it goes into the oven to make the cookies look pretty!

Enjoy!