Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies (Bookmarked Recipes)

Well, it’s that time of year again. Time for our beer pong league to start up. Every season, I make all sorts of yummy treats for my fellow beer pong-ers to taste. They always go over well. For the kick-off to the season, I wanted to make some cookies. I think cookies go better with beer than cupcakes because you can eat a cookie easily with one hand while holding a beer in the other. So I plan to have hubby pick a cookie recipe every week for me to bake for beer pong. Since the temperature outside is dropping, I’ve been in the mood for pumpkin. So I chose this week instead of hubby. I’m submitting these to the weekly blogging event: Bookmarked Recipes.

These cookies are very good. I love cakey cookies and these fit the bill. The batter alone is very good – hubby was mad I washed the beater without letting him lick it. The batter does separate after the pumpkin goes in, but it comes back together as you add the flour mixture. I multiplied the recipe by 1.75 since the can of pumpkin had 1 3/4 cup of pumpkin in it. This yielded 2 cookies short of 7 dozen (or 82) cookies for me.


Mine poofed up and were VERY cakey. Amber’s didn’t look as cakey. Does anyone know why that is? I did refrigerate my dough for about 20 minutes before the first batch went it. All my ingredients were at room temperature and I did use my stand mixer for the batter. I also sifted the dry ingredients together.

Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip cookies – from Amber’s Delectable Delightsmakes ~3.5 dozen
2 1/2 cup ap flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch nutmeg
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup chocolate chips or raisins – I used white chocolate chips
1/2 – 1 cup pecans or walnuts (optional) – I omitted


Preheat oven 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment. Whisk together flour, leavening, salt and spices.

In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugars. Beat in egg, then vanilla, then pumpkin. Add flour mixture and stir until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans, if using.

Drop by tablespoons and bake for 12-14 minutes at 350F. Bake them until they’re lightly browned at the edges, but not dark.

Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Nutritional Information: (please double check with your ingredients and serving sizes – I use this recipe calculator)
1 cookie: 60.5 Calories, 2.1 g Fat, 10.3 mg Cholesterol, 70.1 mg Sodium, 65.5 mg Potassium, 9.8 g Carbs, 0.9 g Dietary Fiber, 6.3 g Sugar, 0.8 g Protein WW POINTS = 1

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31 Responses to “Salted Dark Chocolate Truffle Cookies”

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — May 3, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Dark chocolate truffles in cookie form? Um, YES!!! I’ll take a dozen for myself and another dozen for later, please.

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    Erica @ In and Around Town — May 3, 2013 at 10:52 am

    Wow – these sound good! and I truly do not understand how people can just “not be into chocolate!” It is my favorite!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

      Yea, I really don’t get it either. Oh well, more for me!

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    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen — May 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Oh wow, chocolate truffle cookies sound divine! These look ridiculously good! Love that they’re salted too!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

      I have been sprinkling salt on all of my cookies recently. It makes them much more adult and less super-sweet.

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    Brooke Schweers — May 3, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Yum these look divine!

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    tracy {pale yellow} — May 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I’m always in need of a chocolate fix! I have several friends that claim they are not chocolate people, yet I find whenever I make something chocolate + salt, they are all over it!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:28 pm

      I definitely find that people who claim they aren’t chocolate people rarely say no to any homemade baked goods. Chocolate or otherwise.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Oh my! These look divine πŸ™‚ I’d love to make these babies soon!

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    Shannon — May 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    these look amazing!! and how thick that batter is πŸ™‚ love the sea salt!

    • beantownbaker — May 8th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

      The batter was basically ganache. You could have just made truffles from it directly.

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    ErinsFoodFiles — May 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I love any and all things dark chocolate. These look so decadent!

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    best friend rings — May 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

    I’m curious to find out what blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m having some minor security problems with my latest blog and I’d like to find something
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    Jane — May 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Wow! Those look so perfectly decadent! I’m practically drooling on my screen πŸ˜‰

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    Amy — May 16, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    Just made these. Worried I didn’t bake them long enough… however they still tasted divine. Waiting to get the verdict from my husband on them.

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

      I think underbaking these sounds like a great idea. I might have to do that next time.

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    Rachita — June 4, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Since I’m trying this recipe for the first time, can I halve the entire recipe?

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I didn’t see this comment until now! I don’t see why you couldn’t make a half batch of these cookies. Did you try it? How did they turn out?

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    Joan — June 9, 2013 at 10:08 am

    These are the most amazing chocolate cookies I have ever made. Everyone with whom I have shared them have gone absolutly nuts and want the recipe. I do not wet my hands when rolling the cookies into balls—too messy. I just let my hands get sticky and rinse and dry them after making several balls. This is one of the best recipes on Pinterest.

    • beantownbaker — June 10th, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

      Thanks for the kind words! So glad you enjoy these cookies. I was wondering if getting my hands wet actually helped with the messiness very much. Next time I’ll be sure to just go at it without dealing with the water.

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    Rachita — June 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Hey! I tried halving the recipe…but it melted while in the oven. Became runny & all of them just stuck together πŸ™
    I tried just one batch. Anything I can do to fix the remaining batter?

    • beantownbaker — June 18th, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

      Interesting… How did you account for half of an egg? And is your baking powder past it’s expiration date?

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    Rachita — June 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    Ohh! Looks like I’ve added a lil too much egg. Damn! Any way I can fix the batter? Add more flour perhaps? Plz help!

    • beantownbaker — June 19th, 2013 @ 7:12 am

      I’d add a little more flour to see if you can balance out the extra amount of egg in there.

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    Rachita — June 20, 2013 at 6:49 am

    I added 1/4 cup more flour & a teensy bit of baking powder to my messed up batter & they came out wonderfully! They’re so gooey & yumm that my husband & son (who never eats chocolate!) finished six cookies at one go!
    Amazing recipe!! Thank you so much for your help, I appreciate it !

    • beantownbaker — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:00 am

      Oh GOOD! So glad you were able to make them work. Aren’t they divine?

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    Rachita — June 20, 2013 at 7:17 am

    U bet! They are sinfully delicious! Sent some in my son’s snack pack & I have mommies calling for these cookies!
    I’m officially ur No.1 fan now! πŸ™‚

    • beantownbaker — June 20th, 2013 @ 7:18 am

      Aww Thanks! πŸ™‚

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    Emily — June 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Hi, I was wondering if I could put them in the freezer instead of the fridge for a shorter period of time? If so, how long should I put them in the freezer for instead of the fridge?

    • beantownbaker — June 27th, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      Hm. You could definitely try it. I would think it’s still going to need an hour or so in the freezer since you want it to set up pretty well. Let me know how it turns out if you do.

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