These Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies are soft, fudgy, and full of chocolate. It is a delicious fall cookie choice.
Ok, you guys! These Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies turned out absolutely delish!
You need to try a batch just to see what I'm talking about! Right now!
Like run to your kitchen and start baking. yYou can thank me later when you are dying over how rich and fudgy these cookies are.
Now you can use any M&M candy on these cookies, but as soon as I saw there were Pumpkin Spice M&M's this year, I headed right to my Target and bought a bag. Ok, fine, I actually bought 2 bags.
You never know when pumpkin inspiration is going to hit.
The other night I got a craving for pumpkin cookies! Surprise surprise! Me craving pumpkin goodies in the fall.
I sure hope you guys love this orange stuff as much as me, or it's going to be a long 2-3 months. I promise it won't be all pumpkin here all the time, but I have gone through a few cans already, just so you know!
At first I was going to make another version of these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies. But then my husband was digging in my baking cupboard for something sweet, and I saw the cocoa powder and the bags of pumpkin M&M's, and a new version started swirling in my head.
These are now my absolute favorite fall cookie!
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Now let's talk baking time before you get started. I tested 3 different times to see which one gave the best cookie.
I started with 9 minutes, but those were way too puffy and dry for my taste. So, I dropped the time to 7 minutes.
The biggest key to underdone cookies is to keep them on the hot baking sheet for 3-4 minutes after taking them out of the oven. They will continue to bake on the sheet.
Then you can remove them to a wire rack to cool completely. I was questioning my 7 minute time because they seemed a little too under done. So, round three went in the oven for 8 minutes.
After the cookies had cooled completely and set up, I started taste testing. Some one's got to do it! It's the best part of my job description!
Any way, my favorite cookie was the 7 minute batch. It was fudge-y and decadent and absolutely amazing!! After it cooled completely the centers were not under done any more. They are worth waiting for!
It was all I could do to not eat the entire 7 minute batch!
The cookies that were baked for 8 minutes were really good too. They were still slightly fudge-y and delicious!
I would say if you have time to let the cookies sit for a while, go with the 7 minute time. But if you need to eat them right out of the oven, 8 minutes will work for you.
Honestly, just have fun with it and find what works best for you. Maybe you like dry cookies and want to bake them longer. Go for it!
I'll just be sitting in the corner with my under done cookies because that's how I roll!
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Other great ways to use up that extra pumpkin puree:
Pumpkin Cappuccino Chip Muffins
I just made these cookies and fell in love. Two of my favorite flavors combined... how could these not be a home run?! I have celiac which means gluten is a BIG no no so I went ahead and made two batches, a regular for my family and a gluten free batch for myself. The gluten free cookies came out just as awesome! So for my fellow gluten free bakers out there, use a simple all purpose GF baking flour and boom! pure awesomeness. Thanks for this recipe!
Woo hoo!!! I am so glad to hear this. Thank you for sharing!
Stephanie @ Stephanies Az Kitchen
Made these as an easy bbq dessert for friends that came over for Monday night football. Turned out great with the changes I made. I linked it back to you on my blog since it started off as your idea. I added just a tad different spices (allspice & cloves) to really bring home that "fall flavor", traded some of the oil for homemade cinnamon applesauce with no sugar, & increased the brown sugar. It wasn't sweet enough me when I was mixing it up - for two cups of flour which is similar to a lot of chocolate chip cookie recipes they call for 1 1/2 cups of sugar. So I thought increasing it to one cup was good and not overdoing it. Ended up using dark chocolate mms because we couldn't find the pumpkin mms 🙁
Thanks for sharing your fun healthy version! I love seeing what others do with my recipes. With all the chocolate chips and M&M's in mine, I didn't use as much sugar and they still were super sweet and decadent.
Stephanie @ Stephanies Az Kitchen
Saw this on pintrest. Great cookie recipe... trying it tomorrow hoping to find these fall mms at the grocery store tomorrow. My company for Monday night football will love these - perfect bbq easy dessert for friends and their kids! Love your pics 🙂
Found via Pinterest and made these today. I found them to be a bit bland, with most of the flavor coming from the M&Ms. They are definitely not a sweet treat, with only half cup of sugar for 40 cookies. Also, I think the oil lends itself to the texture of a cake than a cookie. I don't think I will make these again.
I am sorry to hear you didn't like these cookies. Everyone's tastes are different though. With the chocolate chips and M&M's I felt there was plenty of sweetness going on in them. I also could taste the pumpkin puree in the cookie. How long did you bake them? If you baked them longer than 8 minutes, they do become a cakier cookie. I found that the under baked cookies set up and were a fabulous fudge like cookie. Definitely not cakey at all.
Just made these - however instead of chocolate chips or the M&Ms I stuck a Pumpkin Hershey's Kiss in the middle (like you would on a peanut butter blossom) when the cookies came out of the oven! VERY GOOD!!
Oh, I like that idea! I bet those were delicious that way!!!
My question is what is the texture for the brown sugar and oil being creamed? I've only creamed with butter or shotening never oil. Sorry for the stupid question, just wanna make sure I make these right cuz they look so yummy!
The texture is more like sand, but obviously a little wetter. And it is not a stupid question at all. I am happy to answer any questions, any time 🙂 I hope you enjoy the cookies!!!
Jocelyn thank you for your response and the the recipe 🙂 I will be making these cookies sometime this weekend 🙂
Oooo, pumpkin spice in chocolate cookies! That sounds awesome, I must try it 🙂
These look so good; yum!
capturing joy with kristen duke
What?? These sound amazing! The combination of chocolate and pumpkin spice is a great combination! I need to give these a try!
Thank you Amy!! 🙂 Let me know what you think of them if you try them!!
Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel
Give me all the cookies! So pretty and TASTYYYYYY 🙂 pumpkin and chocolate are an awesome team, aren't they??
One of the BEST teams!! 😉 Thank you Hayley!!
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
I made something similar just this week! Love the new M&M's, and so ready for pumpkin!
Great minds think alike!! 😉 Thanks Erin!!
Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel
Pumpkin spice M&M's?!?!?! BEST DAY EVER!!!! Crossing my fingers my Target has these!
I hope your Target has them too!! It would be tragic not to taste their goodness!! 😉
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar
The cookies look awesome! Underbaked is definitely the way to go! I saw these M&Ms the other day - can't wait to bake with them!
Thanks Lindsay!! It's the ONLY way to go for me, lol!! 😉
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain
Oh I am SO Ready for the next 2-3 months. This is BY FAR my favorite time to be a food blogger/person obsessed with food blogs, and how can I not absolutely sprint to the kitchen to make these cookies?! I didn't even know they had pumpkin spice m&ms! :O (*faints*)
Haha, I love your whole comment!! 😉 Thanks Jess!!
Eat Good 4 Life
Wow, I am loving all of the pumpkin desserts you are coming up with 🙂 This cookies sure sound fantastic. I actually didn't know there were pumpkin M&M'S 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
This recipe is sugary delicious words to my ears! These look amazing!
Haha, goooood!! Thanks Pamela!! 😉
Yvonne @ bitter baker
Hooray for pumpkin season!! These look awesome.
Ahhh, yes, Fall is the best!! Thanks Yvonne!! 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout
These cookies do look absolutely rich and fudgy and now I absolutely need to run to Target and pick me up a bag or two of these M&Ms 🙂 Pinned!
Yes you do!! I need to go get a few more bags before the masses wipe them out!! 😉 Thanks Trish!