1 stick of butter (8 tablespoons) melted (can be replaced with 1/2 cup of coconut oil if desired)
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/4 cup of light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 cup of pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (I’ve also tried these with whole wheat pastry flour)
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice (optional but recommended!)
3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips (or any chip of your liking)
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F.
In a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer), beat together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until fully combined.
Next, add in the vanilla and pumpkin puree and beat until just mixed together.
Add in the flour, baking soda, salt and (if desired) pumpkin pie spice. Continue to mix until a dough is formed. You want it to be soft but not so sticky that it sticks to your fingers. If it is too sticking, add a couple tablespoons more flour into the batter and mix.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Roll the dough into ~12 balls and place them on a greased or lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes making sure not to over bake at all. The bottom will be only very slightly browned.
Let cool for as long as you can manage and then enjoy!!