Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I recently found these amazing cookies on Bakerella’s blog. I was intrigued by the combination, and filed the recipe away to try very soon. I then found out that our church was baking goodies for some people in the community and I thought that would be the perfect opportunity to try these out, especially since Adam doesn’t always love pumpkin. He loved these, however. This is my first time trying the pumkin/chocolate combo and I have to say I am now a huge fan. I can’t believe I didn’t try this combo sooner! These cookies are so delicious, and the addition of the maple brown butter frosting is to die for! I definitely ate a little bit of that by itself! The dough of this cookie is really delicious too:)! This recipe says it makes about 4 dozen, but I used my mini cookie scoop and got about a little over 5 dozen cookies out of it.

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Source: Bakerella

2 1/4 cup self-rising flour
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice (Didn’t have any on hand, so I used apple pie spice and it was great!)
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Whisk together flour and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter.
Add both sugars and beat until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time and beat until combined.
Add flour/spice mixture to sugar mixture in three additions. Alternate with pumpkin in two additions, ending with flour mixture.
Stir in chopped pecans and chocolate chunks.
Drop on cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Makes about four dozen cookies.
Let cool.

Maple Brown Butter Frosting

3 cups sifted confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp maple flavoring

Sift sugar and set aside.
Melt butter over medium heat until golden brown. Watch closely so it does not burn.
Add butter to sugar, scraping all the butter into the bowl.
Add milk and maple flavoring. Stir until smooth.
Spread on top of cookies with an knife or offset spatula.

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  1. Pecans? And maple frosting!?!? This is genius…aaaaand now I’m drooling. thanks. 😉

  2. wow.. those look WONDERFUL!! I’m going to have to try these!

  3. Oh yum, my mouth is watering!

  4. My jaw dropped when I saw this picture..oh my, looks perfect. It’s a good thing we don’t live in the same state, or I’d be making an excuse to stop by and steal one…or 6. lol

    Starring for later – thanks!

  5. I missed this when you originally posted, but it looks fabulous! What a great combination 🙂