Super easy to make and it's amazing how great pumpkin and chocolate taste together. Yum!!
Whisk the melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar together in a medium bowl until no brown sugar lumps remain.
Whisk in the vanilla and blotted pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.
Whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and pumpkin spice together in a large bowl.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix together with a large spoon or rubber spatula. (The dough will be very soft.)
Fold in 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Chilling is mandatory.
Preheat oven to 350F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
Remove dough from the refrigerator and roll into small balls, about 1.5 T. of dough each. (I use a small cookie scoop.)
Place on the baking sheets and slightly flatten the tops of the dough balls. (If you don't, the cookies may not spread.)
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges appear set. The cookies will look very soft in the center. If you find your cookies didn't spread much, flatten them out when you take them out of the oven.
Place a few chocolate chips on the tops of the warm cookies, if desired.
Cool cookies on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Note 1 - Pumpkin puree: Squeeze as much of the moisture out of the pumpkin puree as you can before adding it to the cookie dough. Paper towels work great for this. This produces a less cakey cookie. Measure the 6 T. after the pumpkin has been blotted.
Note 2 - You can purchase pumpkin spice but you can also make your own. For instructions, see this post. It's super easy and you can make up a batch to keep for later.
You can make the cookie dough up to 3 days ahead and keep it in the refrigerator. Allow it to come to room temperature, then continue with step 7. Baked cookies freeze well for up to 3 months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well up to 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute, no need to thaw.
Original recipe from: www.sallysbakingaddiction.com