Saturday, September 24, 2011

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Fall has arrived with a beautiful intensity.  The sun is shining bright, there’s a cool breeze outside and a jacket is a necessity early in the morning and later in the evening.  Fall is by far my favorite season.  The smell, the feel, the taste…I love it all.  Seasons can be nostalgic but none more than fall.  Of course, absence makes the heart grow fonder so as we enter this season, there’s an excitement as everyone gets reacquainted with pumpkins, hoodies, slippers, boots, apple cider, open windows and beautiful fall colors.

Yes, they say absence makes the heart grow fonder.  I truly believe this and it’s evident this weekend.  Not only because of the change in seasons but because my other half has been at his mom and dad’s house for the last couple of days helping them with some final touches on their house.  It’s Saturday morning and I am missing him like crazy!  I can’t wait to see him this afternoon.

To welcome him home, I decided to bake up some cookies that contain one of his favorites: white chocolate chips.  And since this is the first weekend of fall I decided that a pumpkin cookie would be perfect.  I made these a couple of times last year using a recipe from All Recipes. While they were delicious, they were really cake-like and didn’t quite have the texture that I was looking for today.  I reduced the flour and granulated sugar and added some brown sugar, as well as the white chocolate chips.

Oh my stars are they delicious.  The brown sugar added exactly what I was looking for and these scream fall!  Can’t wait to welcome Paul home with a plate of these!

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Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Yield: 36 small cookies

Total Time: 40 minutes


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2-2 cups white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars. Add the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and combine thoroughly. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Drop on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool for a couple minutes on the cookie sheet

Adapted from All Recipes



55 Responses to “White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cookies”

  1. #
    Christine — September 24, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    Give me a glass of milk and 6 cookies, and I’m a happy girl. 🙂

  2. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 24, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

    Pumpkin and white chocolate sounds like a great pair.

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    CJ @ — September 24, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    oh girl, white chocolate and pumpkin are two of my favorite things. put them together, and you totally have my heart. I HAVE to make these asap. Could you stop posting such delicious baked goods?! I seriously could eat the entire lot when I make them!

    • Cassie @ Bake Your Day replied: — September 24th, 2011 @ 9:21 pm

      Oh me too! I just sent most of them home with my in-laws!

  4. #
    Liz — September 24, 2011 @ 7:54 pm

    I’m sure your hubby missed you like crazy, too! And what a delicious welcome home he will have! Yummy cookies~

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 24, 2011 @ 9:24 pm

    Cassie, these cookies sound really tasty! I don’t usually like white chocolate, but for some reason, I don’t mind them in cookies like this! Great way to welcome home your hubby!

  6. #
    Alan Cooke — September 24, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    I love Fall, too. Mainly because I’m sick of burning up…lol. These look like the perfect cookie to welcome in the new season!

  7. #
    Bonnie Banters — September 24, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Pumpkin is in the air! Oh, these will taste great with a good cup of coffee. Wonderful!

  8. #
    Janet Rudolph — September 24, 2011 @ 9:47 pm

    Perfect, and yesterday was National White Chocolate Day! How timely and yummy!

    • Cassie @ Bake Your Day replied: — September 25th, 2011 @ 10:38 am

      I had no idea! There is a day for everything, how fun!

  9. #
    Ann — September 24, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

    What an amazing idea to put pumpkin pie spice in this traditional cookie! Buzzed!

  10. #
    Alyssa — September 25, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    I always buy pumpkin pie spice around the holidays, make one pie, then it goes unused the rest of the year. What a great idea to use it in a cookie! I’m sure your hubby will be very happy with these to welcome him home!

  11. #
    Colleen Bierstine — September 25, 2011 @ 9:14 am

    Mmm I love white chocolate and pumpkin! I’ve never had them together, but it must be fantastic. I’ve never seen a pumpkin cookie that wasn’t on the softer side. I’ve gotta give this a try.

  12. #
    Chef Dennis — September 25, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    freshly made cookies are such a wonderful welcome home surprise, I’m sure your husband will be so happy to see you made them for him. Pumpkin is the perfect addition for this time of year, and those cookies must have smelled wonderful baking!
    thanks for sharing them with us!

  13. #
    Kelli Worley — September 25, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Wow! Those look amazing! Can’t wait to make these and have them with a hot chai latte 🙂

  14. #
    Baker Street — September 25, 2011 @ 10:09 am

    Love the combination. Perfect for fall!

  15. #
    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — September 25, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    What is a 14 oz can of pumpkin??

  16. #
    Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats — September 25, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Ha I meant what size can of pumpkin….

    • Cassie @ Bake Your Day replied: — September 25th, 2011 @ 10:41 am

      Oh! It’s just one cup so you’ll use less than a can. I have some leftover in the fridge to create something else now!

  17. #
    Shay — September 25, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    Perfect combo! I wish I had a couple right now!

  18. #
    Beth — September 25, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Fall baking is the best! I’m always looking for new pumpkin recipes, and these look terrific.

  19. #
    Mike@The Culinary Lens — September 25, 2011 @ 1:58 pm

    I can see eating these with some mulled cider. I assume they smell amazing

  20. #
    Rachel — September 25, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    white chocolate chips are SO much better than regular chips in pumpkin cookies! i like my pumpkin cookies to be chewy, but not cake-like, as you said in this post (and what i imagine you were hoping for in this recipe?). they look delicious!

  21. #
    Elyse — September 25, 2011 @ 7:18 pm

    I love that you added white chocolate chips to these cookies! And I know how you feel, I have missed fall so much – it really is the best season!

  22. #
    Meghan — September 25, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

    Pumpkin & white chocolate = perfection, and I could totally go for 1 or 4 right now! What a great welcome home present! 🙂

  23. #
    Jill | Dulce Dough — September 25, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    What a wonderful way to welcome your husband home! The addition of the white chocolate chips is such a great idea. Almost every pumpkin cookie recipe I have seen has been “cake-like”–I love that yours isn’t like that!

  24. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 26, 2011 @ 9:28 am

    I love pumpkin cookies! What a great idea to add white chocolate chips to them. They look so perfect and delicious!

  25. #
    Deborah — September 26, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    These sound amazing!!

  26. #
    Nami | Just One Cookbook — September 27, 2011 @ 1:51 am

    White chocolate cookies are my favorite and you added pumpkin pie spice? Oh my…. I would looove to eat this.

  27. #
    Beth Michelle — September 27, 2011 @ 3:41 am

    These looks SO good! What a wonderful way to be welcomed home 🙂

  28. #
    Kita — September 27, 2011 @ 7:14 am

    I may have to make these…. like tonight. Lol. I am totally diggin on the white chocolate pumpkin mix. It sounds awesome!

  29. #
    Shannon @ dinnerordessert — September 28, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    I love this combo, can’t wait to buy my first can of pumpkin and try these!

  30. #
    Kim Bee — September 28, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

    My hubs would love these. He loves white chocolate and is a hug fan of pumpkin. Have fun with the other half.

  31. #
    janet@fromcupcakestocaviar — September 28, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    Oh YUM!! I want these… right now… with some milk. I LOVE Pumpkin. It is one of my favorite flavors no matter what the season.

  32. #
    marla — October 1, 2011 @ 5:11 pm

    I would LOVE these with my coffee this afternoon 🙂

  33. #
    Brittany Linsley — October 13, 2011 @ 7:02 pm

    I made these today and they are nothing short of amazing! The only thing I changed or would want to change is the cook time. I had to bake for 14 minutes. But that of course is for my personal oven.
    I think I found a new autumn tradition in baking these. Thank you for sharing this phenomenal recipe!

    • Cassie @ Bake Your Day replied: — October 13th, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

      Thanks Brittany, I’m glad you enjoyed them. Post a picture to my Facebook page if you took one!

  34. #
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — October 28, 2011 @ 9:44 pm

    These look SO awesome. I love white chocolate and pumpkin. 🙂

  35. #
    Princess Polkadot — November 4, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    These look great. I wonder how they’d be with 1/2 white chocolate chips and 1/2 cinnamon chips? Or might that overdo the spice?

    • Cassie//Bake Your Day replied: — November 4th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

      I think that would be wonderful, but I love cinnamon chips. If you try it, please let me know how it turns out! A lot of reviews said that they though that they were too sweet with all the white chocolate…I think the cinnamon chips might be a good switch-up!

  36. #
    GourmetGetaways — November 7, 2011 @ 6:51 am

    WOW!! You have so many delicious cookie recipes on your site!! I am so sick of the ones I usually bake, I will have to try some new ones from your website.

  37. #
    sally @ sally's baking addiction — January 4, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Hi Cassie! I just stumbled upon your blog and I had to comment on how yummy these look! I am a sucker for white chocolate AND pumpkin (any time of year!). Can’t wait to try this recipe out. Your blog is wonderful!

  38. #
    Jo — January 16, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    I found your recipe on Pinterest and made a triple batch – delicious! Thank you.
    I cut the white suger by a third, because 3 cups seemed like so much. They were great – plenty sweet because of the white chocolate. Next time I’ll try decreasing my brown sugar a little.

  39. #
    Ryan @ Spicy Richmond — May 16, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

    As long as I have white chocolate chips in my pantry, I’m making these as soon as I get home. Yum! Have fun at the lake 🙂

  40. #
    deborah — August 31, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    Ok, question not really related to cookies…do you use a plugin that puts your recipes in such a nice format to print? It makes printing so much easier!

    • Cassie replied: — August 31st, 2012 @ 9:15 pm

      Hi Deborah, there are lots of recipe plugins available. I use a recipe formatting designed by my web designer. But I do love the way it prints! You can look at Zip List and Easy Recipe plugins that will allow the nice format, especially for recipe printing! Let me know if you have any other questions!!

  41. #
    Becky — November 19, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    These are delicious…but mine came out totally ugly. I ate them so quickly it hardly mattered, but theye were lumpish and had little protrusions. Any idea what was wrong with my yummy little uglies?


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