This is one of those super easy recipes that many people seem to know about, but no one knows where it originated. While there are many online sources for the recipe, I got mine from my friend Teri, who just spouted off the short list of ingredients during a conversation about holiday baking, and I decided I had to try them myself.
Teri calls these cookies but I call them muffin tops because they truly are the texture of a muffin, not a cookie. In fact, I’ve seen people (hi, Jorie!) use this same recipe (with and without the chocolate chips) to make full-blown muffins, so there you go. Bake them whichever way you like and no matter what you call them, they’re delicious, and a great last minute treat to add to your holiday spread.
Easy Pumpkin-Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 (18.25 oz) box spice cake mix
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 (12 oz) bag semisweet chocolate chips (I used mini because I made small cookies)
Preheat oven to 350F and line cookie sheets with parchment or silpat mats.
Empty cake mix into a mixing bowl and whisk well until there are no lumps. Mix in the puree, then stir in the chocolate chips. Use a cookie scoop to portion the dough out onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes until just firm. Remove to cool on a wire rack and repeat with remaining dough.
Recipe source: Teri B.
I hope you guys have a happy Thanksgiving and if you are traveling for the holiday, travel safe! I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but this is the first year since meeting my husband that we are not going to his parent’s house for Thanksgiving. His cousin Mike (who was his best man at our wedding) got married in Jamaica and their wedding reception is this Saturday…and I’m making the cake! It’s been crazy trying to get it baked without taking time off but I will have all Thursday and Friday to finish it so it’s all good…still…please pray for me!! lol! If you know my track record, you know I need every bit of help I can get. :) (If you don’t know my track record, you can see both my wedding cake failures here.)
One last note, I’m ending the fundraiser for Suzie on Saturday because she now has her hospital & doctor bills from her first hospital stay ($9,600 total) and not all of them are accepting payments–some are threatening to send her account to collections if she doesn’t pay in full. So I’m ending it a little earlier than I planned so she can get at least enough to cover those that are threatening her. If you wanted to help but forgot or weren’t able to before, if you are able to give even a few dollars before the fundraiser ends, I would so greatly appreciate it. I would love it if we could reach $2,000 by Friday night! And my offer for the carrot cake recipe still stands–I will email everyone who makes a minimum $5 donations my top-secret blue ribbon carrot cake recipe! You can click here to make a donation.
Again, happy Thanksgiving! Have an extra bite of stuffing for me…and pecan pie too. :)