Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft chewy spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies with sweet white chocolate chips. The perfect chewy pumpkin white chocolate cookie.
Growing up, the only pumpkin cookies I ever tasted were thick and cakey. I wondered if there could be a better way? Was it possible to create a soft and chewy pumpkin cookie rather than a cakey one? I am here to tell you...YES! This is a perfectly CHEWY pumpkin cookie.
I was ecstatic when I first tasted a batch of my chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I literally made them three times within one week because we were devouring them so quickly!
Since pumpkin pairs so well with white chocolate, I knew that I needed to make a pumpkin white chocolate cookie recipe. This is such a simple recipe because the dough is made in one saucepan! You don't even need to bring out the hand mixer, the KitchenAid, or the Bosch mixer. This is as easy as it gets.
What makes these Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies so special? It all starts with melting the butter in a saucepan which invokes a richer toffee flavor. A touch of oatmeal also helps to create a chewy pumpkin cookie. A reason why pumpkin cookies turn out cakey is excess flour this recipe doesn't call for as much flour as cakey pumpkin cookies.
How to make Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies:
- Melt butter slowly in a saucepan. This isn't a fully browned butter cookie so you are looking for the butter to melt and start to bubble. Remove from heat and add brown sugar and sugar. Stir for about 2 minutes, or until the mixture is glossy smooth. This is an important step to remove all graininess from the sugars and make sure it is smooth as silk.
- Let mixture cool for at least 5-10 minutes before adding egg yolk and vanilla. The extra vanilla helps to mellow out the pumpkin flavor.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients, except for the white chocolate chips. It may still be a tad too warm to add the white chocolate. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for about 15 minutes.
- Stir in white chocolate chips. My favorite brands are Guittard and Ghirardelli.
- Bake until edges start to get barely golden brown. Let the cookies set up on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing cookies.
If you love pumpkin recipes, check out some of my most popular pumpkin recipes:
- Pumpkin Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting
- Pumpkin Dump Cake
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- The BEST Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- Pumpkin Bread with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping
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Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 large Egg Yolk
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 2/3 cup Unsweetened Pumpkin Puree
- 2 1/2 cups Flour
- 1 cup Oats
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 3/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 2 cups White Chocolate Chips
- In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar and sugar. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until it becomes silky smooth and glossy. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
- Stir in vanilla and egg yolk. After it is completely mixed, stir in pumpkin puree.
- Add flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir well to incorporate ingredients.
- Let chill for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir in white chocolate chips.
- Using a cookie scoop or two spoons, drop cookie dough on baking sheets, lined with parchment paper or Silpat. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until lightly golden brown on edges. Let set up for 5-10 minutes before removing from pan.
Happy Baking, my friends!