Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Cookies
These cakey cookies have crisp edges and fluffy centers almost like muffin tops – which we can all agree is the best part of a muffin. Packed with sweet spices, pumpkin purée and lots of chocolate chips, they are a delightful autumn treat that pair well with a cold glass of milk. Use whichever type of chocolate chips you prefer, in whatever proportion you like, but a combination of milk and bittersweet are especially nice.
- Serves: 2 persons
- 2cups/256 grams all-purpose flour
- 1teaspoon baking soda
- 1teaspoon kosher salt
- 2teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼teaspoon allspice
- ½cup/113 grams unsalted butter (1 stick), soft but cool
- ½cup/4 ounces/113 grams cream cheese, cold and cut into 8 pieces
- ¾cup/165 grams light brown sugar, packed
- ½cup/101 grams granulated sugar
- ¾cup/202 grams pumpkin purée
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾cups/303 grams chocolate chips
Step 1Heat oven to 350 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Step 2In a medium bowl, stir the flour, baking soda, salt and spices until well combined.
Step 3In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, cream cheese, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Beat on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract, and mix to combine.
Step 4Turn the mixer to low, and add the dry ingredients. Mix until a few streaks of flour remain. Remove the bowl from the mixer, add the chocolate chips and use a rubber spatula to fold the mixture until well combined.
Step 5Scoop the cookies onto prepared baking sheets using a 1-ounce (roughly 2 tablespoon) cookie scoop, 2 inches apart. Gently press the cookies with your fingertips to flatten them slightly. The batter is quite sticky, so you may occasionally have to rinse the cookie scoop and your fingers during this process.
Step 6Put the cookies in the oven, and bake, until they are slightly cracked on the surface and golden, and rotating the pans from top to bottom and front to back halfway through, 12 to 15 minutes.