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!

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October Calendar

So I am a few days late on posting this cute calendar download but I'm better late than ever! I can't believe its October! Where has the time gone but also it feels like it took forever to finally get here! How does that even happen? I dont think we'll ever know! We have so much planned this month! This weekend we are heading to Big Bear Lake to get our real first experience of the autumn weather this season and indulge in the fall foliage. Its been since Autumn 2013 that I have seen any kind of autumn weather besides leaving turning from green to dead so you can imagine how excited I am!

We are also picking pumpkins from Cal Poly farm store in pomona from their pumpkin patch they do every year. We have a friend from our church that manages the store and its a huge hit each Autumn season. Hundreds attend every year and you wouldn't believe how crazy it gets! People have to park miles away toting their kids in wagons and strollers just to pick these amazing pumpkins!

And we can't forget going to Oak Glen cider mill for apple cider donuts and Snow Lined Orchard for apple picking. The girls love apples. Ivy has always been a huge fan of apples we find her sneaking into the kitchen getting her late night snack or her " late night apple " every night. And as gross as it may be finding apple cores sitting on her dresser in the morning it is nice knowing she likes to pick healthy snacks. Speaking of healthy snacks this last week Imogen also learned about apples at school. She talked all week long of Johnny apple seed and how " An apple a day keeps the doctor away " wouldn't you know she can't get enough of apples now. So 10 dollars worth of honey crisp apples later we have two healthy little eaters! Yay for that! 

With that being said I hope you have an incredible autumn season! Enjoy the fall foliage wherever you are and eat lots of pumpkin anything this season! Be sure to click the button below the calendar image above to get your October Calendar download!