pumpkin pecan chocolate chip cookies

Happy Halloween everyone! The treat I have for you today is one of my favorite recipes 
from Bakerella's blog: pumpkin pecan chcolate chip cookies!

I actually pre-measured and packed up all my ingredients ahead of time, since I baked these at 
a friend's house. (Thanks Dave and Juan for letting me borrow your kitchen!)

I did adapt the recipe a small bit, so here are my measurements:

2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Start with the butter. Cream it, and add the sugars.

Side note: I would like you all to know that I creamed this butter, by hand, with a wooden spoon. 
I have a new appreciation for anyone who used to bake before the hand mixer was invented.

Then the vanilla and (blurry... think my hand was still tired) eggs, one at a time.

Mix in your dry ingredients, alternating with the pumpkin.

Stir in your pecans and most of the chocolate chips. (Save a handful of chips on the side.)

Drop onto a baking sheet, and toss a few chips on top to make them pretty when they bake.

Bakerella calls for parchment paper, but I had none. They came out just fine without.

Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes.

Let cool and dig in. 

The recipe makes about 4 dozen, which is a good thing because these cookies are addictive
Pumpkin and chocolate make a great combination. (Chocolate and anything, really!) 
The pumpkin makes the cookies come out soft and chewy, almost cake-like. ENJOY!


    1. these cookies are one of my favorite Bakerella recipes too :) have you tried the maple butter frosting with these? YUM!

    2. Jenny, I haven't! This is going to sound weird, but I'm not that big into frosting. I love these cookies just the way they are... between the pumpkin and the chocolate and the pecans they pack enough flavor for me : )

    3. Yum. I could eat a dozen of these. Great blog.

    4. Thanks Val! I've definitely eaten a dozen (or two) of these, they are SO addicting!