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Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. The best chewy pumpkin cookies. www.modernhoney.com #pumpkincookies #pumpkinoatmealcookies #pumpkinwhitechocolatechipcookies #fallrecipes

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies 

Soft chewy spiced pumpkin oatmeal cookies with sweet white chocolate chips. The perfect chewy pumpkin white chocolate cookie. 

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. The best chewy pumpkin cookies. www.modernhoney.com #pumpkincookies #pumpkinoatmealcookies #pumpkinwhitechocolatechipcookies #fallrecipes

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!

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. The best chewy pumpkin cookies. www.modernhoney.com #pumpkincookies #pumpkinoatmealcookies #pumpkinwhitechocolatechipcookies #fallrecipes

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.

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How to make Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stir in white chocolate chips. My favorite brands are Guittard and Ghirardelli.
  5. Bake until edges start to get barely golden brown.  Let the cookies set up on baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing cookies.

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Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe. Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients  

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Keyword: Chewy Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
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  1. I know that this recipe is a few years old but I just made it last night and the cookies are to die for!!! So soft it is taking a lot of willpower to not eat them all in one sitting! Thanks for sharing!

    1. When you made these, after you mixed in the flour and oats, was the dough a lot thinner than a regular cookie dough? I make cookies all the time and I’ve never had a dough this loose. Cookie dough is normally much firmer.

      1. I had this same problem. The dough was so thin and made the cookies come out like moist, crumbly cakes. I learned it was from melting the butter as the recipe says to do. Instead, cream the sugar with room temperature butter. This way, the texture of the dough is more cookie-like and way less cake-like

  2. 5 stars
    I have never been good at making the cakey pumpkin cookies, but these I made and they are delicious! I doubled the recipe and no problems! Thank you for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    These were fantastic!! I used old fashion oats. I’ve made them twice now in two days. The second time, I made a double batch. Everybody loved these cookies and they are by far a favorite of mine too! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve made these 4 times in the past month for different events. Perfect for fall time, and so easy to make. Basically fool proof. Everyone gave fabulous reviews, including my sister who had them 5 days old!
    A fun break from the traditional cookie 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I wanted to bake some cookies for a friend whose husband just lost his job. Love the “cakey” pumpkin cookies but decided to give these a try! They were a hit with my friend, her husband, and my family who are not big fans of cookies that aren’t chocolate chip. Thanks for sharing the recipe!