Growing up, my mom didn't bake very often, but when she did, it was always her famous pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Her recipe made over 4 dozen fluffy, perfectly spiced pumpkin cookies and everyone raved about them.
Once I moved out, I only got these cookies when I came home to visit. Now that I have my own food blog, I knew I needed my own pumpkin cookie recipe.
However, in the last few years, I've learned that chewy cookies are my absolute favorite and that's how I prefer them.
So I set out to develop a chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe - one that basically melted in your mouth but wasn't so soft from the pumpkin that it fell apart in your hands.
I also wanted these cookies to require no chill time because I'm impatient.
Well guess what? Today's recipe has all of those things and more! These Healthy Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are incredibly soft, extra chewy, perfectly spiced, very chocolatey, and are ready in 30 minutes because there's no chill time!
Like all cookies, you'll need butter, sugar, flour and chocolate chips. However, this pumpkin cookie recipe uses some specific ingredients that make them healthier than the traditional recipe!
If you've made my classic chocolate chip cookies before, these are basically the same but with pumpkin! Or if you've ever made cookies, you basically know how to make these healthy pumpkin cookies already.
However, here are some tips to make sure your chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies turn out perfect every single time:
They're NOT cakey: as good as my mom's cookies are, I truly prefer a chewy cookie because I love tasting the butter in every bite. The chewy ones are less dense too so you can eat more in one sitting!
They're ready in 30 minutes: no chill time required for these beauties. Just make a bowl of dough and pop them in the oven!
They're the perfect fall baking recipe: what better way to welcome October than with all the pumpkin, butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon your heart desires? These cookies have it all!
They're extra chewy: thank to some extra brown sugar, less dry ingredients, and a specific baking technique, you'll fall in love (get it?) with these extra chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies after one bite!
They're healthier than the average pumpkin cookie: thanks to a few simple ingredient swaps, these pumpkin cookies are low calorie, low sugar, and more clean eating than other recipes you'll find on the internet!
The recipe makes exactly 2 dozen: just to make doubling or tripling the recipe easier...and there won't be any half-filled baking sheets!
They keep for days: these pumpkin cookies aren't just chewy straight out of the oven, they're chewy four days later after sitting in a ziploc bag on the counter! This way they always taste fresh and you can enjoy them for days!
They're allergen-friendly: easily gluten-free and naturally vegan (just use vegan chocolate chips)!
OMG RUN to your kitchen and make these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies ASAP. You won't regret it! They are my absolute favorite.
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These healthy chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are extra chewy, refined sugar-free, and require no chill time. They're the perfect fall cookie! Make a double batch because you'll want to eat these on repeat!
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