It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

I absolutely love fall, its hands down my favorite season. To me it signifies a new year, a new beginning, a fresh start, so much more than January does. In the season that buzzes with anticipation you can choose to wear scarfs, blazers, tights, boots, etc. because you want to, not because you have to. Where you can drink your coffee hot or cold, where you can finally take a walk outside without dying from the heat or shivering from the cold.

I think what I love most about this wonderful season is the flavors: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg chocolate, sage, caramel, and best of all pumpkin! Whether it be in lattes, cakes, muffins, cookies, cheesecakes, candles, fabrics, or in its natural state it always makes me smile. So, to celebrate the coming of my favorite season I want to share with you a delicious recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I first tried these cookies when my college roommate Meggie made them for us junior year (3222 :)) and I’ve tweaked and adjusted various recipes since then and found this to be my go to.

P.S. you’re welcome

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yields: Approximately 22 cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 11-14 minutes (watch carefully)


  • 1 1/4 Cup Unbleached All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Crushed Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Clove
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Cup Softened Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Canned Pumpkin
  • 1 Brown Cage Free Egg
  • 1 tsp Good quality Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease (or use SilPads) cookie baking sheets
  3. Sift flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and baking soda
  4. Beat sugar, butter, and brown sugar til creamy
  5. Add pumpkin, egg, vanilla to butter & sugar mixture
  6. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixer and blend well
  7. Stir in chocolate chips
  8. Place small mounds (about 1 Tb.) of dough on prepared baking sheets
  9. Bake for 11-14 minutes or until cookies look slightly under done
  10. Allow to cool for a couple minutes on baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool all the way

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2 Comments on “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…”

  1. Meggie
    September 19, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Amy, i think it is awesome you started a blog! And thanks for the recognition 🙂 Pumpkin is the best of the best!! Especially pumpkin cookies…yum yum! Looking forward to more posts

  2. September 19, 2011 at 10:33 pm #


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