Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that will “pump” you up for fall


Photo by Gabby Sahm


By Gabby Sahm
Staff Writer


The time has come where we finally need to accept summer is over, and that school is back in session. Do not be too sad though, because fall is on its way. That means cozy fireside chats, leaves falling from trees, and most importantly, colder weather.


If that does not cheer you up at “fall”, then this recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from Allrecipes, surely will.



1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup of sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1 cup of walnuts (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is preheating, mix the pumpkin puree, vegetable oil, sugar and egg in one bowl. After that mix the flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt in another bowl. Then pour the baking soda into a cup with the milk then stir it into the flour mix. Finally, stir in the pumpkin mixture.


By the spoonful, put the cookie dough onto a baking tray. Cook for 10 minutes or until cookies brown. Let them cool for a five minutes, then enjoy with a glass of milk by a toasty fire.