White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

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Pumpkin Cookies are the perfect treat for fall. Learn the technique to create White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies that are perfectly soft and chewy, not cakey at all. This easy pumpkin recipe is one of our favorites!

Bring on the pumpkin! I can feel it. Every bone inside me says, “Fall has begun.” My heart jumps a little, seeing pumpkins from our garden sitting out on the deck, the cool breeze coming in from the window, and the smell of pumpkin spice in the house. No wonder I’m in such a fall/winter mood, and these white chocolate pumpkin cookies are just the trick for my fall pumpkin cravings!

plate of pumpkin cookies with white chocolate chips

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • not fluffy, but chewy pumpkin cookies
  • fantastic pumpkin spice flavor
  • white chocolate chips for extra sweetness
  • no refrigeration needed before baking
  • egg free!

Egg Free Pumpkin Cookies

What caught our eye about this specific recipe from an old church cookbook is that the cookies have no eggs. So if you have a food allergy or can’t do eggs for some reason, these are the cookies for you!

But more importantly, pumpkin can be a substitute for eggs. So if your cookies have both pumpkin and eggs, you get a cake like consistency. Cake-like is not what I want in a cookie. The pumpkin alone makes them soft and light while still being very moist. The brown sugar and white sugar combination also makes for a chewy cookie.

How do you make soft and chewy pumpkin cookies?

Most pumpkin cookies are fluffy, like our soft pumpkin cookies. Here is the trick to ensure that you get soft, chewy chocolate chip pumpkin cookies: You’ll flatten them twice.

  1. Take a medium sized drinking glass, dip the bottom in sugar and press down on the cookie lightly to flatten it. This flattening helps keep them from poofing (No Volcano!).
  2. Immediately when they come out of the oven, do the same thing, dipping a glass in sugar and pressing the cookie lightly. This might seem weird, but pressing the cookies down before and after baking definitely helps the cookie have a dense and chewy consistency.

How do you store pumpkin cookies?

Pumpkin cookies are safe to store at room temperature in an airtight container. They’ll stay soft and fresh this way for several days.

Can you freeze pumpkin cookies? Yes! This cookie recipe freezes well. Freeze in an airtight container for up to 8 weeks. When you are ready to defrost them, allow them to fully defrost before opening the container. This will help keep them from drying out.

plate of pumpkin cookies

Follow those steps above and you’ll end up with perfect white chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.  Just in time for filling your fall cookie jar!

plate of pumpkin cookies, one broken in half
plate of pumpkin cookies, one broken in half

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

4.49 from 33 votes
Learn the technique to make White Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies that are perfectly soft and chewy, not cakey at all. Just like a good pumpkin cookie should be!
Servings 18
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a medium size bowl, cream together the sugars and butter. Add the pumpkin and mix well. Add in all of the spices, then the flour. Mix well. Fold in the white chocolate chips.
  • Drop the batter by tablespoons onto a non-stick cookie sheet or baking mat. Use a medium-size glass with the bottom dipped in sugar to slightly flatten the cookies before baking.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes.
  • As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, flatten lightly again with the sugar-dipped glass. Press a few extra white chocolate chips into the top to make them look pretty, if desired.
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container.



The calories shown are based on the recipe making 18 cookies, with 1 serving being 1 cookie. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 43mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1215IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.6mg
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Calories 145
Keyword easy pumpkin recipes, pumpkin cookies, white chocolate cookies

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10 months ago

5 stars
I doubled the recipe and it was PERFECT. The extra instructions for flattening them were super helpful and the softness of the cookies was so comforting. It’s like biting into a mini pumpkin pie.

2 years ago

5 stars
These are awesome cookies!!! Easy to bake and great tasting!

5 years ago

5 stars
Delicious! These were fluffy and soft. Easy to make as well. I froze the remaining pumpkin from the can in order to make these again soon. My husband was impressed by these cookies too! Found this recipe as an alternative when we could not find anymore of our favorite pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies at Fresh Market, so we decided to make our own. The only change we made was that we did not flatten the cookies with a glass and sugar at the end. I’ve already shared this recipe after only making these this evening! Thank you!

6 years ago

5 stars
Good morning Julie,
I went to an old post to see if it will go thought . I can’t email nor post on your site. It will not post after I hit submit. What can I do? Help! I don’t what I will do if I lose your wonderful site. HELP ME!!!!

Julie Yates
8 years ago

4 stars
I made these yesterday for a pitch – in. Almost everyone (except pumpkin haters) gave these a thumbs up! Thanks for developing such a great recipe!

8 years ago

5 stars
I tried this recipe and they turned out exactly like the picture and tasted great, not at all like others I’ve tried that all were more like little cakes, thank you for sharing.

Thalia @ butter and brioche
9 years ago

Love the combination of white chocolate and pumpkin.. craving a bite of one of these delicious cookies right now!

9 years ago

These cookies look soft, chewy, and SO delicious! (I love white chocolate!)

Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
9 years ago

These do look pretty amazing – I say bring on the pumpkin too – it is getting to be that time of year. Fall is my favorite time of year but I can skip winter LOL 🙂

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
9 years ago

These look perfect! 🙂

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie
9 years ago

I love pumpkin and chocolate together. It’s like the fall version of peanut butter and chocolate. But even better is white chocolate!

Luci {Luci's Morsels}
9 years ago

Yum! Thank you for the tips of creating a non-cake cookie – and they’re so easy! I’m not a big white chocolate person either, but pairing it with pumpkin sounds delightful!

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