There aren’t many foods in my house that my whole family can agree on. I wholeheartedly believe my kids change their appetites the moment I set down a plate for them. Spoiler alert: they’re never in the mood for what I’ve cooked. But I can confidently say that these easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies make everyone happy.
Not only do these delicious treats have the perfect fall flavor to satisfy anyone’s taste buds, they’re also surprisingly simple and easy to make. And if that weren’t good enough, there’s one more reason why I consider these the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
They’re more than just cookies. They’re an opportunity to create experiences and memories with your family this fall. While some fall cookie ideas may tire you out before you’ve even finished reading the recipe, this quick and simple one gives you the connection you want without leaving you tired afterward. Also note: the treat comes quicker, which truly is the priority, right???
You’ll have these delicious treats in your hand in just 30 short minutes, so you can enjoy them while watching your favorite movie or even take them to eat in the car for a gorgeous fall foliage drive.
Ready to get these cookies in your oven? Yeah, me too. *Pops in 3rd batch of the week*
Have you ever tried those Pinterest fall cookie ideas that require you to hunt in the rainforest for the purest ingredients? Yeah, I have no idea who has time for that, but it’s not me. And if it’s not you either, you can thank me later for this easy pumpkin dessert recipe with only simple ingredients, so you’ll have more time to make sweet memories with your family.
All the ingredients you need can either already be found in your cupboard or are easy to find in your local grocery store.
If you have a blender, that’ll make getting things in the oven even quicker. If not, don’t sweat it! You can just as easily hand-mix the dough. Pro tip: take turns stirring with the kiddos. See? The experiences are just piling up.
I’m well aware that the directions portion of a recipe is usually where just about every blogger gets called out on it being “easy.” But I will wholeheartedly back this statement! These really are easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies packed with all the fall flavor, and I can’t wait for you to have the uncontrollable urge to shout it from the rooftops as well. Let’s bite into it.
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°.
Step 2: Combine the pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg in one bowl and mix them well.
Step 3: Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.
Step 4: Add your vanilla extract and milk/baking soda mixture. Mix well.
Step 5: Stir the chocolate chips before your kiddos eat them all.
Step 6: Use a spoon to scoop cookie-sized portions of the mix onto your cookie sheet/tray.
Step 7: Once your oven has preheated and your cookies are on the tray, bake for 12 minutes.
(While you wait, feel free to pick a movie to watch, belt out your favorite spooky tune, or set a timer to see who can get dressed the fastest so you can see some fall foliage once these deliciously unique chocolate chip cookies have baked.)
That’s it! Once they’re out, the only step left is to avoid devouring them all in one sitting or arguing with your spouse over who gets the last one. Yes, I’m speaking from experience.
I adore that the fall holidays inspire us to spend more time with our loved ones. But I’m also trying to be more mindful that these opportunities to connect in the kitchen are here for us throughout the year.
I’m realizing that the more easy and delicious recipes I find, the more experiences I can have with my family during the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You know, when there aren’t any holidays on the calendar? And whenever I come across one, you can bet I’ll share it with you.
So make sure to bookmark this blog not just for these easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but also for these other delicious treats I’ve found, enjoyed, and shared with my followers:
By now, I’ll bet you’re either already biting into these easy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies or salivating at the thought of popping them in the oven. I know because I’m usually one or the other this time of year! And because they’re so simple and easy to make, I’m sure you can see how these cookies quickly became our family favorite and the perfect treat in the fall weather.
But as much as I love them, I encourage you to make this your own family experience. Have fun whipping them up in the kitchen and then cozy up to enjoy them with the family while watching your favorite Halloween flick (Hocus Pocus, anyone?). Do what gives your family all the fall vibes you love, then come back and tell me about it! Are you craving more easy and delicious recipes? Make sure you’re following me on Instagram! I’m always sprinkling in some of my favorite desserts with my most hunger-inducing DIY projects.