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Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies

These pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies are made with brown butter, pumpkin and a perfect amount of spice. They're so chewy and soft, and not cake like at all.
5 from 14 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
brown butter cooling 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 296 kcal


  • 1 cup brown butter cooled to room temp
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filling
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  • Start by browning the butter. You'll take one cup of butter and melt in a medium saucepan, and then continue to cook past the point of boiling. You will do this over medium heat, past the point of the butter foaming, until it turns a nice golden brown, and has a nutty smell. Make sure you are stirring and watching it, because it will turn from perfectly brown to burnt fairly quickly. Once finished browning, pour into a cup or bowl and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Place browned butter and sugars in the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add egg yolk and vanilla, mix until smooth on low speed, about 30 seconds. Stir in pumpkin.
  • Add flour, soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice and mix until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.
  • Scoop the dough into large balls. I like to use a ¼ cup cookie scoop. Place 6-8 cookie balls on your baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes. You're looking for a light golden brown outside rim. If your cookies don't spread as much as you'd like you can bang the hot pan a few times on the counter.


I have given both cups and grams as measurements. Grams will be more precise, especially when measuring flour. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, no problem! Just lightly spoon flour into your measuring cup to insure its not packed in there. Light and fluffy is the key.


Calories: 296kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 3gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 219mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1921IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brown butter, pumpkin white chocolate chip cookies
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