This is my mom’s yummy pumpkin cookie recipe, a classic growing up. She made them for us every fall.

1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup shortening (or butter)
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 t  baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the sugar and shortening for 3-4 minutes. Mix in the egg, vanilla and pumpkin. In another bowl whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture. Mix just until combined. With a spoon, stir in the chocolate chips. Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Photo by Nicole Gerulat.


  1. Oh, yum! These sound delicious! I have a cute pumpkin shaped cookie cutter, so I will have to make a batch of these using it!

    Jen @ The Finer Things    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  2. Can’t wait to try these sound yummy!

    vanessa    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  3. I can’t wait to try these! My daughter loves pumpkin, and I just made pumpkin/chocolate chip muffins last weekend. I have canned pumpkin leftover, and this recipe will be perfect!!!

    Karen ~ lillybelle Custom Designs    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  4. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! My daughter and I made them this morning. We are definitely adding this one to our recipe file. Three year old approved! :)

    Dawn Mikulich    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  5. Dawn–I can’t believe you made them so fast! I hope you enjoyed them. These were always a tradition at our house growing up. Thanks for letting me know :)

    Brittany    Wednesday, October 6, 2010
  6. Thank you for the yummy recipe, my husband loved them.

    diane    Thursday, October 14, 2010
  7. just made these cookies. delish!

    kaylea    Sunday, October 17, 2010
  8. Made them today! They were really tasty and we loved the flavor. They weren’t as pretty as yours or circular though. Maybe we overmixed!

    Rochelle    Thursday, October 21, 2010
  9. great idea

    eli    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
  10. I made these and they were very good but I didn’t really taste much pumpkin. I sprinkled some pumpkin pie spice on top to get that flavor. I’m thinking next time I’ll either put the spice in the batter OR use pumpkin pie filling instead of plain pumpkin. Thoughts?

    Brooke    Tuesday, January 3, 2012
  11. Hi Brooke–hhhhmmm. I’ll have to try the pumpkin pie spice next time as well. Thanks for the suggestion! xo

    Brittany    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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