Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Ganache

So…these cookies, I have made them 3 times in the last 3 weeks. They are the most perfectly soft, decadent cookies I have had in a long time and have quickly run to the top of my list as far as cookies go. That’s a bold statement right? I know. But seriously, I cannot get enough of these cookies. In fact, I’m eating a couple while I type this. :)

For those of you that say ugh you’ve gone and pumpkin-ed something else, bear with me. I’ve realized something about pumpkin: the only way that pumpkin has that pumpkin pie taste that we are all familiar with is if you season it with ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg. If you don’t do that, pumpkin really doesn’t add too much flavor but it adds a TON of moistness to baked goods. Seriously, these cookies are so soft, you’ll wonder why you never added pumpkin to cookies before.

The fact that I used brown sugar only, instead of a combo of white and brown, makes these cookies even more moist.

Not only are they super moist but they are also studded with loads of chocolate chips.


Ganache. Decadent, perfect, chocolatey ganache.

Who puts ganache on cookies you ask? THIS GIRL.

And you should too.

In my opinion, people don’t frost cookies enough and they definitely do not ganache them enough. But trust me, one bite of these cookies and you’ll be doing it ALL. THE. TIME.

I really just cant say enough about how scrumptious these cookies are. Don’t take my word for it, do yourself a favor and make them. ASAP.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Makes 3 dozen Prep Time: Cook Time:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips

Ganache Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


In the bowl of a stand mixer cream together butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.


Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl. Beat into wet mixture. Beat in pumpkin puree and chocolate chips.


Scoop heaping tablespoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes.


Remove from oven allow to cool a couple minutes on the cookie sheet. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


Once cool, make ganache by combining chocolate chips and heavy cream together in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir. If chocolate isn't melting, microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir. Let stand one minute and stir until the mixture becomes glossy.


Dip the cooled cookies into the chocolate ganache. Place on a piece of wax paper until the ganache hardens. Serve.



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  • Reply
    September 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Love that these pumpkin cookies are covered in chocolate

  • Reply
    September 29, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Ok, so I totally want to make cookies and put ganache on them all! Love that so much!!!

  • Reply
    September 29, 2014 at 8:49 am

    So you’ve made them 3 times! Great! That is a good recommendation. And … you added ganache. Brilliant!

  • Reply
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
    September 29, 2014 at 4:16 am

    I wish I had some of these waiting for me in the kitchen to devour!! They sound absolutely perfect!

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