Afternoon Drive Munchies: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last week, my sorority sister (Codename: GPL) sent me a gleeful text: “OMG. Mrs. Fields has a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie!”

This cookie sounded intriguing, so I decided to make a batch using Food Network’s recipe. And, to make them more Mrs. Fields-esque, I scooped the cookie batter using my ice cream scooper which produced oversized cookies.

I like how the the resulting cookies turned a wonderful orange-y, golden brown color. As for the taste, the milk chocolate chips tasted delicious against the spicy pumpkin, which is saying something considering I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin. Even though I made larger cookies as opposed to the heaping tablespoon sized ones suggested by the original recipe, I still ended up with a ton of cookies. So, I shared them with the Afternoon Drive Crew over at 107.5 WGCI, my office staff, and even sent a box of cookies to my sorority sister in sunny West Palm Beach! I mean, she was the one who gave me the idea!

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46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Menon
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 00:20:55

    So fall is here.

    Pumpkin cookies and chocolate seems like a great combination in a cookie. Heading over to foodnetwork for the recipe.

  2. chutneyandspice
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 05:47:21

    what a wonderful mix – pumpkin and chocolate chip, I would love to eat some of these.

  3. Jay
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 06:08:40

    never tasted this combo…very tempting clik..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  4. JasmyneTea
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 06:24:04

    Yum! I love pumpkin in sweets, and this would be fantastic with a cuppa :)

  5. Three-Cookies
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:13:25

    Nice. Pumpkins well and truly in season.

  6. mary
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:29:53

    What a lovely combination – pumpkin chocolate chip – sound wonderful – oversized sound good too!
    Mary x

  7. Eileen
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:55:56

    Looks great! I’ve had chocolate chips in pumpkin bread, but never as a cookie. Yum! I see you had a Little Chef cooking with you today. Well done, to both of you! lol

  8. kitchenbelleicious
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:55:57

    Love the pairing of chocolate and pumpkin together. It is like a match made in heaven. Now you have gone and put it into the most delectable thing in the world- a cookie! Have mercy!

  9. Louise
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 08:59:04

    You can share with me anytime you have a few leftovers, Yummy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such Orange-y cookies. I bet they were dee…li…cious!

    Thanks for sharing…Happy Cookie Month!

  10. Ronda
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 09:06:14

    Mmmm….they do look tasty. Something about October makes me want to eat pumpkin, lots and lots of pumpkin!

  11. ceciliag
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 09:34:41

    it is a great pairing of taste and i love the little toy sat in there doing a size comparison!

  12. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:03:31

    They sure are lucky! Look great.

  13. Bizzy
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:11:13

    I made pumpkin with chocolate brownies and the two flavors mesh. This must be one terrific cookie. Please link this to Bake with Bizzy. It is about the 4th post down.

  14. spicegirlfla
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:12:08

    You’re not a huge fan of pumpkin? Wow, I thought everyone was!! Well, I’m glad you baked for all of us who are die hard pumpkin lovers and can’t wait for the fall to get our fill! These luck awesome and love the chocolate mixed in!!

  15. Miriam Barton
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:31:04

    I love pumpkin cookies!!! Delicious :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  16. forgottenbeast
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 10:37:48

    I love the adorable little figurine :D And the texture of pumpkin cookies is always so amazing–these look delish!

  17. GPL
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:09:15

    Taking full credit even though it was Mrs. Fields’ idea and you making them! THANK YOU can’t wait to try!! YUM!

  18. Kelly
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:20:09

    I’m loving all these pumpking recipes! And guess what I just happen to have in the fridge – yup, left-over pumpkin puree… gotta run :)

  19. cooking varieties
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:21:45

    hi yummy chunklet, pumpkin cookies must be delicious too, cant really imagine how it tastes as a cookie :)
    would like to try out, eating pumpkin is really good for health- more benefits than carrots (of the beta carotene kind)

  20. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 12:54:57

    I just made three batches of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last week. They are devastatingly good! Not a pumpkin fan? Hm? Your cookies look like perfection though and all of your recipients must have been thrilled!

  21. Liz
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 16:26:26

    I can send you my address if you have some extra :) These look delicious!

  22. Sue/the view from great island
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 16:54:38

    Yikes these look good. I guess they are the logical next step for me, because I’ve made more chocolate chip pumpkin breads than I can count.

  23. TrafficDiva
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 17:09:58

    GONE IN LESS THAN 5MIN!!! I actually told Yummy that I would time just how long it took for me to walk in with said cookies and the amount of time before they were actually gone. I don’t think she even made it out of the building!

    Before she even told me she was coming by, jocks and producers alike had started asking this question…..”RadioDiva, when is your “sister” coming by again with treats?!?!?” Spoiled. We have been spoiled ROTTEN. Theses cookies were unbelievable…soft and cake like..HUGE..a mouthful of chips in every bite..followed by the warmth of the pumpkin and spice. Absolute perfection for an afternoon drive!! Thanks again Yummy….YOU ROCK!!! =)

  24. Simply Life
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 18:17:06

    mmm…I would love one (or two or three) of those cookies right now!

  25. NN
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 19:16:32

    Oooh…. pumpkin….. and the mouse is back! Looks good.

  26. Ryan
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 20:39:53

    I’m a pumpkin nut and these look delicious! Chocolate and pumpkin a great combination too– I know everyone who got to eat these must have loved them!

  27. Elaine
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 21:22:17

    These look so delicious and I like the super size that you get with an ice cream scoop. I see your little friend is back in the photos. ;)

  28. peachkins
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 22:26:42

    great idea! pumpkin on the classic favorite.. I love this…

  29. JamieAnne
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 22:34:44

    Very interesting combo! They look really tasty!

  30. sara
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 00:39:35

    Oh, I LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip cookies…they have that perfect fall flavor, yum!!!!

  31. Vardhini
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 01:19:37

    Cookies look so yummy. Perfect for the season.

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

  32. raquel @ Erecipe
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 01:24:41

    yummy munchies….great snack for parties…it is good, great post.

  33. oneexpatslife
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 04:02:24

    That’s interesting, I’ve done pumpkin chocolate chip muffins before, but never came across the same mix in cookie form. They do look tasty.

    As for the size, I started to make my chocolate chip cookies bigger (also using my ice cream scoop) a couple years ago after reading an article in the New York Times about the perfect chocolate chip cookie. The article claims that cookies should be a bit bigger so that they get the perfect ratio of caramely crispy exterior and chewy interior. And it’s so true.

  34. saffronandhoney
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 05:41:41

    Oooh I love pumpkin and chocolate together but have only done it as breads/loaves before, this looks great!

  35. Laural @ Being Healthier
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 07:27:28

    thanks for the reminder- I need to get my act together with this pumpkin baking before Fall leaves us!!! haha get it… leaf… leaves …

  36. ambrosiana
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 12:44:01

    Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!!!! OMG!!!! this is so creative!!!!!

  37. Caroline
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 13:21:05

    Mrs. Fields cookies take me back to my childhood in Ohio. They were always the best! Your cookies look great. :)

  38. chunklet's mom
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 14:47:40

    They look delicious and very festive! The only problem is that you did not send me any! *hmph*

  39. Ameena
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 16:07:56

    I’ve never had a mixture of pumpkin and chocolate chips…I am intrigued!

    I remember going to Mrs. Field’s cookies every week. My mom used to take us to the mall and it was the only way she’d get us to behave! Those cookies will always have a soft spot in my heart. :)

  40. Cakelaw
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 16:21:05

    These look so good! The colour is amazing.

  41. erica
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 11:25:13

    Wow these look amazing. Now I want to go make these right now!

    xo

  42. smartfoodandfit
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 21:01:24

    Fall is officially here! Here comes the pumpkin recipes! I love pumpkin and adding chocolate chips makes it even better! Looks amazing!

  43. Life is Full
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 21:02:39

    I never had a pumpkin chocolate-chip cookie before but judging from your photos, it must be delicious!

  44. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 21:23:56

    Pumpkin and chocolate rock togerher, one of my fav combos. love fall!!

  45. Vianney Rodriguez (@sweetlifebake)
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 21:24:37

    Pumpkin and chocolate rock together, one of my fav combos!! love fall!

  46. Dolly
    Oct 06, 2011 @ 01:50:40

    wow .. chocolate and pumpkin what a TWIST!!!!

    love the creativity!!

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