Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies

    30 min

    These cookies have the perfect combination of flavours and textures. Walnuts and chocolate chips are studded throughout these lightly spiced cookies. They are great for general snacking, picnics, afternoon tea, dessert, elevenses or popped into packed lunches.

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    Makes: 48 

    • 110g margarine
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 250g pumpkin puree
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 310g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 65g chopped walnuts
    • 170g plain chocolate chips

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the pumpkin and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon; gradually mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until light brown. Cool on wire racks.

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    Excellent recipe. Made a few changes according to reviews- used butter instead of shortening, used rounded teaspoons of spices and included rounded teaspoon of pumpkin spice. Used whole bag of chocolate chips. Used a generous 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin. Accidentally forgot baking powder. Still turned out amazing and were eaten in 24 hours.  -  16 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are a big hit with my family! I actually use the entire can of pumpkin and add a little more flour to 'dry' out the batter. I also use half a bag of chips for a single batch, but I rarely make a single batch! I double the recipe by using a large can of pumpkin, and double the rest of the ingredients. It's quick and easy, and everyone loves it!  -  21 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    These are awesome! I make these every year around this time,they are my husbands absolute favorite! I make a few changes due to personal taste though. I use 1 1/2 cups pure pumpkin, and I use 1/2 cup butter plus 6 T. water instead of the shortening. I also like a bit more of the spicy flavor so I use 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice instead of the called for spices. You could even add another 1/2 to 1 tsp for an extra kick. I also use 3/4 cup white sugar and 3/4 cup brown sugar. I use 1 cup chopped walnuts and 1 whole bag of chocolate chunks. Basically just added more of the yummy stuff!DELICIOUS! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!  -  27 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)