Sweet Treat: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is extra special at yoyomama headquarters, as it comes from our Editor, Michelle. These cookies were one of the first things her husband ever made for her. It’s a family recipe of his mom’s and Michelle has been making them ever since. We’re pretty excited she decided to share it with us. Little hands will love decorating the pumpkin cookies to look like jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween.



4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups quick oats (uncooked)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1.5 cups softened butter
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can (12 – 16 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. Cream butter.
  4. Gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy.
  5. Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
  6. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin puree, mixing well.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Drop cookies onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
  9. Cool on racks.

To make it more Halloween-y arrange extra chocolate chips after you’ve scooped the cookies on the baking sheet to look like a jack-o’-lantern other candies like Smarties or M&M’s work well too. Cookies can also be formed into pumpkin shapes if feeling extra fancy.

This is just one of four spooky family-friendly Halloween recipes. Take a look at our other delicious eats to make with your family.

By: Erin Jeffery

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