Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe With Cream Cheese Frosting

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It is officially Fall and it is game on for anything pumpkin! I tried a new recipe this weekend for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with cream cheese frosting it was delish!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting

I have never had pumpkin cookies before. Since I love pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes, I figured cookies would be pretty good too.

And nothing goes better with pumpkin desserts than a cream cheese frosting! YUM!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting

Now I did leave some cookies without frosting for my husband, who does not like cream cheese frosting. The cookies are pretty good without the frosting should you be in the same boat.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

I used an old-fashioned pumpkin cookie recipe for these cookies but changed it to add mini chocolate chips. I just love the taste of chocolate and pumpkin together.

Baking Tip: Use parchment paper on your baking sheet. It will make the cookies easy to remove from the sheets.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe With Cream Cheese Frosting

Yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Delicious with or without the cream cheese frosting.
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Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes



  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract



  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until well blended.
  • Beat in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until mixture is smooth.
  • Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  • Fold in (by hand) the chocolate chips.
  • Drop cookies (about a tablespoon size) onto your baking sheets covered with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the edges are firm. Make sure to check on the cookies as they bake.
  • Allow to cool before adding the frosting, if desired.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese until well blended.
  • With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the powdered sugar until creamy.
  • Beat in vanilla until well blended.
  • Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 1924IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 24
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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  1. Oh heck to the yes. Loving everything about these cookies! They look so so soft, and that fluffy frosting just gets me! I must try these ASAP!

    1. They are pretty good; and yes, they are soft (just the way I like them) ;)

  2. I am so excited for fall! I can’t wait for leaves, punkins and layered clothing. I will definitely be making the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cream cheese frosting. YUM!

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