Cinnamon & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Cookies

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Things have been crazy around here lately.  I know I say this a lot, but after the busy summer, things never really slowed down.

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There has been a ton of weekend travelling, apartment hunting, working, baking, blogging, and I’ve even been interning with Hot Blondies a few times a week as well.  My days have been so packed that I rarely know what day of the week it is.

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I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, though.  As much as I love being busy and doing so many things that make me happy, it is hard to take time and just breathe.  The HB work ends in two weeks, my weekend travel is slowing down (trips only every other week), and we found an apartment.  Moving in a few weeks is just a minor detail.

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In the meantime, this is the kind of cookie that forces me to slow down.  When I grabbed a cookie off the cooling rack, I found myself savoring each bite.  A welcome change to my speed-demon eating that usually has me downing oatmeal/salads/yogurt/sandwiches or whatever else is in front of me in about three seconds flat.  I understand if you no longer want to eat a meal with me.

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The cookie is moist but light; kind of like chocolate chip cookie meets my favorite pumpkin muffin.  Thanks to a hefty serving of cinnamon and chocolate chips, each bite has three complimenting flavors at once.  All of that is a combination that my mouth isn’t used to.  I think I may have to sit down and eat about nine more.


Cinnamon & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Cookies

Yield: Makes 5 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie seasoning
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips

Cooking Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and pumpkin pie seasoning; set aside
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla; beat in pumpkin until well-combined
  5. Stir in dry ingredients just until combined
  6. Stir in chocolate and cinnamon chips
  7. Use a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon to place cookie dough mounds (about 1 1/2 tablespoons each) onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1 inch apart
  8. Bake 9-11 minutes or until cookies are puffed up and no longer wet
  9. Allow cookies to cool on cooling rack before serving

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What’s got you slowing down lately?

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66 Responses to “Cinnamon & Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pie Cookies”

  1. celyna October 9, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    What a great idea!!! I have to do this recipe :) Thank you for sharing!

  2. kimberly (unrivaledkitch) October 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    these look fantastic. fall deliciousness

  3. Victoria (District Chocoholic) October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Oh, interning at HBB! So cool.

  4. Mike@The Culinary Lens October 9, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    This really is a tasty seasonal treat…

  5. alyssa - fashion fitness foodie October 9, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    I’ve never seen cinnamon chips!? DO i live under a rock!?

  6. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. October 9, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    Ok, these cookies look incredible! Can you send me some right now?!

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

      I would if there were any left!

  7. Colleen Bierstine October 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm #

    Pumpkin, chocolate, & cinnamon together in one happy harmony! I’ll take a dozen please. Scratch that. I’ll take 2 dozen.

  8. Katie @ BloomEveryday October 9, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Super delicious looking, can’t wait to try this!

  9. Ann October 9, 2011 at 11:05 pm #

    Wow – that sounds absolutely amazing! I am allergic to cinnamon, so I’d have to omit the spices, but there is enough flavor in there that I think they’d be amazing!

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

      I agree, pumpkin and chocolate are still good on their own!

  10. Samantha @ Ferraro Kitchen October 9, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    I love the combo! I’m in the midst of collecting season pumpkin recipes now :)

  11. Tina@flourtrader October 10, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    I am sure the combo of these three makes these cookies taste awesome. I love the texture of them and wish I had a few right now to taste! Thanks for sharing this creative recipe.

  12. Joanne October 10, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Haha I feel like you’ve always been a pretty rational-speed eater when we dine together…but maybe that just says something about how fast I eat. :P

    Oh man these cookies look good. Totally irresistible.

    Yay on the apartment! So excited for you!

  13. Squash Blossom Babies October 10, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Okay, these look amazing!!

  14. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray October 10, 2011 at 10:49 am #

    Oh man, these look awesome!

  15. Diane {Created by Diane} October 10, 2011 at 12:31 pm #

    Great idea! I love how those cinnamon chips smell :)

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

      Me too! Thanks, Diane.

  16. Joy October 10, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Ohhhhh that looks lovely.

  17. Christina @ This Woman Cooks! October 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    LOVE these. They look fat and fluffy. My kind of cookie! Hope you get to breathe soon. :)

  18. valerie October 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    Absolutely brilliant!

  19. Erin October 10, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    Loving these. I will need to eat several of them as well :-)

  20. kita October 10, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    I wish I could slow down these days but it seems I never get the chance. These cookies like they would be a nice break – with a giant glass of milk. :)

  21. Jill | Dulce Dough October 11, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    What a great combination! They look delicious!

  22. Roxana GreenGirl October 11, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Hi Lauren,
    I hope you’ll find some time to rest for a little bit. I also hope I’ll find a couple of moments to catch my breath also.
    These cookies look great. Love everything pumpkin this time of the year. Thanks for sharing :)

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      Thanks, Roxana!

  23. Sandra October 11, 2011 at 7:17 am #

    Congratulations on Top 9! Celebrate with a couple of these yummy cookies.

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

      Thanks, Sandra!

  24. Rodzilla October 11, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I recently had some chocolate chip pumpkin cookies that I thought were amazing. Adding cinnamon chips would be amazing.

    Do you have any troubles getting the cookies to stay together because of the pumpkin? Mine were prone to falling apart.

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      I didn’t have any trouble with this batter, but there was plenty of butter to help, too.

  25. The Blue-Eyed Bakers October 11, 2011 at 8:45 am #

    Whoa how did we miss these for 2 whole days!? You’re combining all our favorite fall treats into one divine looking cookie!

  26. Kim Bee October 11, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    These look so good. I am just staring at the pics wishing I could reach in and grab one. Congrats on top 9!

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Thanks, Kim!

  27. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite October 11, 2011 at 11:53 am #

    wow, it sounds like you really have been run rampant! i hope things slow down for you soon! good luck with your move too!!

    oh and these cookies look AMAZING, obvi :)

  28. Liz October 11, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Oh, what a lovely combination of flavors! I’ve only recently realized how well pumpkin and chocolate go together :) I’m glad your life may be going at a more normal pace soon…I can’t believe you even have time to bake (but I’m glad you do).

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Thanks, Liz! The baking is my therapy lol.

  29. dom October 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    I’m interested in making a mostly sugar free version of this if possible, and can do so by omitting the cinnamon chips and putting some cinnamon in with the dry ingredients. Can you tell me how much cinnamon would I need for the recipe to work?

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      I’d try using a teaspoon of cinnamon in addition to the pumpkin pie spice. Let me know how they turn out!

  30. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking October 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    What a great combination of all my favorite fall flavors! These cookies look so delicious and perfectly chewy, Lauren. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing! I hope you’ve had a nice start to the fall season.

    • KeepItSweet October 11, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

      Thanks for the nice note, Georgia!

  31. Macy October 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

    I can’t wait to get started on these, they look amazing!!!!

  32. Christine October 11, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!

  33. Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray October 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    I was forced to slow down this past weekend when my iPhone (aka my link to the world via texting, email, Twitter, that old-fashioned thing known as “calling people”) was completely useless overseas. In a way it was actually kind of freeing, though–I definitely felt less stressed/worried about who I’d possibly missed messages from. I had a good excuse! :)

    I would love to continue the off-the-grid pattern and make these as a present…to myself…hahaha. Hopefully my life will slow down a little in the next week or so and that’ll be a possibility! They look so scrumptious.

  34. Mercedes (Satisfy My Sweet Tooth) October 11, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    I love the pumpkin/chocolate chip combination! These look so moist and delicious!

  35. Tracey October 11, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Hope things slow down soon for you! I think you need a few of these cookies, a big glass of milk and a few hours on your couch :)

  36. Esther October 11, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Oh yuumm. I know what you mean…cause oddly enough I just made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies a few days ago and could NOT keep from eating them. Yours look excellent, I love the idea of cinnamon chips! I don’t even think I knew those existed.
    Hope you get some more time to relax girl!

  37. Veronica Miller October 12, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    Oh, I LOOOOVE this!! squeeeeeeee! Cinnamon chips are SO hard for me to find but I hope I can get them soon b/c I have to make these! I hope life slows down for you–a fast paced life can be so stressful and exhausting. XOXO

  38. Jen @ keepitsimplefoods October 12, 2011 at 11:44 am #

    Love this idea!

  39. Mila @ loftyappetite October 12, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    Cinnamon chips?? where can i find some?? Love this idea, it’s combining two of my favorite desserts into one!

  40. Audra@The-Baker-Chick October 12, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    These look so great! I would kill for one right now. Great recipe for the fall!
    Also- I just realized you also live in NYC! I am extra excited to meet you at the festival now! :)

    • KeepItSweet October 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

      Yay, can’t wait!

  41. Eating Deliciously October 13, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Love the addition of cinnamon chips!

  42. Ally October 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Pumpkin, cinnamon & chocolate… 3 total favorites.

  43. Florida Foodie October 14, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    These look great!

  44. Vivienne @ The V Spot October 14, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    These look delish!

  45. Kiri W. October 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Oh wow, I would never had though to put pumpkin into a chocolate-chip cookie, but these sound and look delicious!

  46. Paula Kvarfordt October 15, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    I must try these! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

  47. Andrea Webb October 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    These look delicious! Can’t get enough pumpkin this time of year! It’s even hard for me to remember a time when I wasn’t consuming pumpkin on a near daily basis…

    • KeepItSweet October 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm #

      Haha me too!

  48. Tina November 28, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Hey Lauren. I came across your site while looking for tips on apartment hunting of all things, lol. I was looking on this site, took a break to read a few blogs, and now I’m headed to the grocery store! These cookies sound SO good. After I get back and they’re in the oven, I’m coming back to see what other sweet recipes I can steal from you, haha. Thank you!


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