Stupid-Easy Recipe for Chewy Pumpkin Cookies (#1 Top-Rated)


These fall-spiced cookies bake up soft and chewy just as cookies should, not at all cakey!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Chewy Pumpkin Cookies.

1. Info for Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

  • Cook Time: 27 min
  • Total Time: 27 min
  • Servings: 10
  • Calories: 234.42 kcal

2. Ingredients for Chewy Pumpkin Cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (57g per 1/2 cup, softened)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (100g per 1/2 cup, packed)
  • 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar (75g per 6 Tbsp.)
  • 6 Tbsp. pumpkin purée (90g per 6 Tbsp.)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. corn starch
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

3. Directions:

3.1 Prep

Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.

Place the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Use a mixer to beat on medium speed until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract and continue to beat until smooth, about 30 seconds.

Add the flour, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the bowl. Beat on low speed, scraping the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed, until a smooth dough forms.

3.2 Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

3.3 Prep

Divide the cookie dough into 16 balls, using roughly 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough for each, and arrange them spaced 1 1/2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Transfer the sheets to the freezer for 10-15 minutes. Alternately, freeze the dough balls on a small tray or large plate and transfer to the baking sheets after freezing.

3.4 Oven

Bake the cookies on middle rack of oven until puffy and golden brown at the edges, 14-17 minutes.

3.5 Check

Check to see that cookies are done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.

3.6 Serve

Allow the cookies to rest on the sheets for 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.


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