The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies + Video

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The BEST Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies + Video

a photo of baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies piled on top of each other

It was hard work but someone had to do it. We searched for the best pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe and today we are sharing it with all of you!!

Why are pumpkin chocolate chip cookies so popular? Even if you don’t like them, you probably know someone who can’t get enough of these festive cookies. We are going to walk you through the steps for making them.

These pumpkin cookies thick and chewy, loaded with chocolate chips and perfectly spiced with those fall flavors we love!

Creating This Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

You know where this all started for us, don’t you? The grocery store. It’s not very often that I buy cookies at the grocery store because:

  1. We enjoy making cookies together.
  2. We love cookie dough (don’t you dare pull the egg thing on me. I know, I know).
  3. I happen to think we make really good cookies, so why buy them?

None of that matters when it comes to pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. We tried so many recipes and just didn’t love them so we kept buying the big, pillowy cookies on a tray from the store. Until last year. Last year everything changed. We discovered the most melt in your mouth pumpkin cookie recipe EVER.

You see, Pinterest was bonkers about pumpkin last year. I’d say it was one of the biggest pumpkin years ever, and with all of the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipes we just had to start testing them all. And you know what, it was the one that was plastered all over Pinterest we liked the least.

We discovered that often those really high cookies were either too dense and soggy or 90% of the time way too dry. So scratch that. We needed pillowy but height was no longer a concern.

Too little or too much pumpkin led to flavorless or eating squash tasting cookies. We found that 1 cup was the perfect amount. Recipes that were doubled or even tripled didn’t come out as well so we stuck to our 3 dozen batch.

It took some time and patience, but now that we’ve discovered the secret to making truly phenomenal pumpkin cookies with gooey chocolate chips, we’ll never go back to the store-bought kind.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

The ingredients for these pumpkin cookies are nothing out of the ordinary, but the &l

Paula Deen Banana Pudding

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Paula Deen Banana Pudding

a slice of creamy banana cream pudding with chessman cookies on top

Not Yo Momma’s Paula Deen Banana Pudding is a fluffy mixture of creamy pudding and whipped cream with cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Plus it’s served with Chessman Cookies on the bottom and on top!

I loved banana pudding anything as a little girl. If lip smackers had been smart when I was entering jr high they would have made bank off of a lip gloss for banana pudding anything. 

Did you buy Lip Smackers as well? Something like, white cake batter, or Dr Pepper? Those were the good ol’ days. 

Paula Deen’s Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding 

Paula Deen Banana Pudding, or the full name, Paula Deen’s Not Yo Momma’s (or Mama’s) Banana Pudding is a little bit deceiving so I just want to get this out of the way first, it’s not a banana pudding recipe

I mean, it is. There are banana slices under the pudding. But the actual pudding is a french vanilla pudding whipped up with sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese. 

That’s a legit pudding dessert

Ingredients for Not Yo Momma’s Banana Pudding

Here’s your quick grocery list to make your banana pudding with Chessman Cookies. 

  • Chessman Cookies: traditionally used in a classic recipe for banana pudding and can be found on the cookie aisle
    • Fun Fact: This recipe is sometimes known as Chessman banana pudding!
  • French Vanilla Instant Pudding Box: make sure it is instant pudding and not cook & serve pudding
  • Cool Whip: if you can’t find a 12oz tub of Cool Whip, use 1 and half of the 8oz tubs
  • Cream Cheese: make sure it is room temperature so that it doesn’t get lumpy
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk: adds sweetness and creaminess to the dessert
  • Milk: combines with the pudding mix the create the pudding
  • Bananas: ripe bananas are the best for their sweetness and bold banana flavor

The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Substitute for Chessman Cookies

Vanilla Wafers are the best substitute for Chessman cookies if you can’t find them. Chessman Cookies are usually by the Pepperidge Farm brand so look by the Mint Milano cookies.

How to Make Paula Deen Banana Pudding  

  1. Set the Cool Whip in the fridge or on the counter for a faster thaw.
  2. Whisk milk and the instant pudding mix together in a small bowl. 
  3. In another bowl, blend the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with a handheld electric mixer.
  4. Fold the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture. 
  5. Stir together the vanilla pudding mixture and cream cheese mixture. 
  6. Layer 1 bagof cookies on the bottom of a 9×13 dish, top the cookies with a layer of bananas. 
  7. Pile on the pudding.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These coconut chocolate chip cookies are loaded with both white and dark chocolate, in addition to a good amount of coconut. They are delicious warm from the oven and every bit as fantastic two days later.

cookie broken in half to show chocolate and coconut inside

Chewy Coconut Cookies

These are chewy cookies with crunchy edges, filled to the max with almost all of my favorite cookie flavors. I’ve made them three times in the past month! It clearly takes very little excuse for me to stir together a batch of these cookies.

There’s a little bit of oatmeal tucked inside as well, adding to that terrific texture and chewiness.

White and Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you don’t happen to be a fan of white chocolate, feel free to replace it with semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate. While I am very rarely a fan of white chocolate myself, I do enjoy it in these cookies.

The white chocolate chips add creamy sweetness, while the darker chocolate chips contribute rich, bitter notes. Their contrasting flavors create a great balance in these cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies with oatmeal and coconut stacked on plate

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies filled with the perfect amount of raisins are a classic that will never stop being made in my house. These have been Sean’s favorite cookies for as long as I can remember.

Classic Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I’ve been making this recipe since we were newlyweds (has it really been over 25 years?!) and the recipe is timeless for a good reason. These really are the best oatmeal raisin cookies.

(And I take no credit for that. The recipe below is very lightly adapted from the ancient recipe on the side of the Quaker oatmeal packaging.)

With simple pantry ingredients, a bit of butter, a couple of eggs, and a generous handful of raisins, these cookies come together in very little time at all.

The dough freezes well, as do the cookies, so I frequently double or triple the recipe to have it on hand all the time.

What’s not to love about having cookie dough stashed in the freezer?

I was sick over the holidays a few years ago and I was craving oatmeal cookies, but I didn’t have any in the freezer. Side note: This cookie dough freezes beautifully, so I highly recommend stashing some away for future baking.

Sean made a batch of these cookies for me that Christmas and they turned out perfectly. Baking is not his thing at all, so having an easy and reliable recipe helps!

In addition to keeping cookie dough in the freezer, I recommend tucking a few of the cookies in the freezer too. I love having them for snacking on with my morning coffee.

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are irresistible

Kitchen Tip: I use this bowl, this Read more

Orange Creamsicle Cookies

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Orange Creamsicle Cookies

a photo of a golden baked orange creamsicle cookie loaded with white chocolate chunks and surrounded by other cookies.
Why is the combination of bright orange flavor with creamy vanilla so dang good?! I don’t have the answer, but these orange creamsicle cookies hit the spot!
Remember being a kid on a hot summer day and asking your mom for a 50/50 bar? You know, those popsicles that were vanilla ice cream wrapped in orange popsicle. I can taste them now. So dreamy! 
Anyway, I used to loooove the orange dreamsicle, creamsicle, whatever they are called, Popsicles when I was little.
Then Jamba Juice came out with the smoothie and I loved it. In fact, when I got out of the hospital after having our second baby, I was feeling a little hungry (that happens sometimes when you haven’t done anything other than throw up for months!) and the doctor really wanted me to try and eat anything I could.
So, off we went to Jamba. BEST. SMOOTHIE. EVER. I’m sure it was because I hadn’t eaten real food in forever but ohhhh it tasted good. I threw it up the second we got home, but worrrrtttthhhhhhh itttttttt!!! (Little one, you were worth it too.)
Back to these cookies…they have bold orange flavor thanks to fresh orange zest and are loaded with white chocolate chunks for that creamy vanilla flavor. These creamsicle orange cookies will make you feel like a kid again! 

Ingredients Needed for Orange Creamsicle Cookies

This cookie recipe has all of your standard cookie ingredients with some fresh orange zest for natural orange flavor and white chocolate chips for creamy vanilla goodness. Here is what you will need:

  • Flour: just regular all-purpose flour 
  • Corn Starch: the addition of just a little corn starch keeps the cookies tender but still crumbly
  • Baking Soda: the leavening agent that gives the cookies their fluffiness
  • Salt: enhances all the flavors
  • Orange Zest: rub the zest with the white sugar to release oils for smell and flavor
  • Sugar: adds sweetness
  • Brown Sugar: make sure it is firmly packed and it adds richness to cookies
  • Butter: unsalted and softened
  • Shortening: you can use all butter if you want but you will get a fluffier cookie with some shortening added
  • Egg: gives the cookies structure as they bake
  • Vanilla: adds flavor
  • Orange Extract: totally optional, I prefer the cookies without it but it won’t have as strong an orange flavor. Never use orange juice.
  • White Chocolate: chunks or chips, I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chunks.

The measurements for each ingredient are listed in the recipe card below along with the instructions for how to make these cookies.


How to Make Creamsicle Orange Cookies

  1. Preheat oven.
  2. Chop the white chocolate chunks.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Activate the orange zest by rubbing