05 November 2010

easy peasy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

i used to make giant batches of grueling pumpkin chocolate chip bread, a recipe that seemed to make an enormous mess and would take everything outta me. i figured that's what holiday prep was all about. then i tasted these cookies from a baker friend of mine. she said they were sooo simple to whip up. (she's the type that has three active boys under six yet always keeps a clean house and a hot meal on the table!) i was doubtful, but begged for her recipe. i just about died when i was literally throwing the ingredients together–measuring spoons at bay–while still getting a freezer full of classic puffy pumpkin cookies. i waved goodbye to my from scratch recipe, this one is a keeper.

pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
2 boxes of spice cake mix
1 stick of butter, softened
2 eggs
1 large can of Libby's pumpkin
2 cups of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

preheat oven to 350 degrees. mix ingredients and scoop spoonfuls of pumpkin batter onto greased cookie sheets. bake for 13 minutes. let cookies cool on wire racks. serve them warm with tall glasses of milk!

this recipe makes approximately 8 dozen, so be prepared for serious pumpkin cookie overload. the good news is, these cookies freeze perfectly. once cooled, stack cookies into a sturdy ziplock freezer bag and zip them closed, to be enjoyed on a later date. i hear santa loves them. (this recipe can also be halved easily, just use the smaller can of pumpkin available at the grocery store and halve the rest of the ingredients!) enjoy.

happy weekend.

p.s. thank you for commenting on yesterday's post with such lovely christmas traditions. i've thoroughly enjoyed reading them. i'll be putting your orders together this weekend. hooray for some holiday fun in your post box.


chloe said...

i loooove pumpkin chocolate chip cookies- thanks for sharing :) cant wait to try em!

Victoria said...

These look amazing, thanks for the wonderful recipe! PS. I am so excited to hear you speak at Alt:)

the southern hostess said...

These look perfect. Yum.

Nessa said...

oh my so trying these. Thanks so much Marta

Janine said...

Oh this does look like a super easy recipe. I can't wait to try it!!

The Scrappy Tree said...

Those sounds great! And so easy! Great share :)

SewSara said...

do you have macey's grocery store in idaho?

here in provo i've been hooked on their bakery pumpchocchip dookies!
i'll try these and see how they compare :)

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

Ok...I'm totally going to try these. I have a pumpkin butterscotch cookie recipe that is loads of work and it sounds like this would compare. I've made with chocolate chips as well but I prefer butterscotch for a more "fall" feel...you should try your recipe with butterscotch chips as instead. Thanks again!

Heather said...

Yum! Those look really delicious. I love pumpkin & chocolate, so I'm sure it's a great combination!

Kat said...

Oh my!!! Can't wait to try these!

Sarah said...

I just made these and they are delicious. I love easy things like this! It was easy to halve too :)

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