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Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ Classic fall favorite, chocolate chip pumpkin cookies with a tangy sweet icing.Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ Classic fall favorite, chocolate chip pumpkin cookies with a tangy sweet icing ~ The Complete Savorist Over Halloween weekend, Elizabeth and I travelled to my sister’s place in Rexburg, Idaho. My entire family was gathering for my nephew’s baptism. A few months ago, we adopted two kittens (one is currently missing, so we’re hoping she’ll come home soon) and we’ve never left them longer than over night.Since we were going to be gone for 4 days/nights, I asked a friend to come in each day and just check on them. Make sure they had plenty of food and water and a bit of company. Plus, it was Halloween and I was afraid of not having someone at my house giving out candy.

I live in a 21st century version of the 1950’s American suburbia. Cookie cutter homes, moms in yoga pants and hoodies pushing quad-holding strollers instead of heels and pearls pushing prams. It can be quite Stepford at times around here. Luckily for me, my friend had his sons for the weekend and opted to trick or treat in my neighborhood. Candy would be given out (I didn’t want to come home to eggs on my door) and the cats would be tended to. Win-Win for me.

My gratitude for the little things he does is often expressed in food, so this is no different. He is huge fan of pumpkin chocolate chips cookies so these are for him. I am a fan of pumpkin and cream cheese, so that tiny flourish in the form a drizzle is for me. The complete combination of pumpkin, dark chocolate, and cream cheese is OMG-good!

These cookies are much closer to cake than a cookie but whatever they are, they are fantastic! If you’re not a fan of dark chocolate, good ole semi-sweet or even milk chocolate will be wonderful in them.Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ Classic fall favorite, chocolate chip pumpkin cookies with a tangy sweet icing ~ The Complete Savorist Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ The Complete Savorist

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle

Servings: 3
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Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter; softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp . vanilla
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1-15 oz can pumpkin
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pkg (10 oz) dark chocolate chips (or any of your choosing)

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  • 2 oz cream cheese; soften
  • 2 tbsp butter; soften
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°
  2. In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg. Set aside
  3. Using a stand or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until smooth
  4. Add the egg, vanilla, and milk
  5. Once smooth, add the pumpkin
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the mixer, combine until all the spiced flour has been incorporated
  7. Fold in the chocolate chips
  8. On a greased or parchment lined baking sheet, scoop out balls using a cookie scoop, ice cream scoop or two kitchen tablespoons into 2 tablespoon size balls
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes

Cream Cheese Drizzle

  1. Using a hand or stand mixer, combine the cream cheese, butter, and 2 tbsp milk
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar
  3. If needed, add the remaining milk until the desired consistency has been reached
  4. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before adding icing
  5. Using a spoon, pastry bag, or zip-seal baggie with a small hole cut in the corner, drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies.

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ The Complete SavoristDark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Drizzle ~ The Complete Savorist

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21 Comments

  • Reply
    Alli
    November 13, 2014 at 3:26 am

    I’ve never met a chocolate I didn’t like – pale, dark and everything in between. These cookies look amazing. So glad I pinned them.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Thank you Alli. I’m with you on every shade of chocolate!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    November 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

    They look fabulous. I love cake cookies

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 13, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Thank you FH. They are super cakey. I love them.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    November 13, 2014 at 9:53 am

    I am so glad you are baking! These look amazing.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 13, 2014 at 10:30 am

      Thank you Sandi..I will move into GF baking soon.

  • Reply
    Heidy @TheMccallumsShamrockPatch
    November 13, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you for sharing some fantastic recipes in the past on #PureBlogLove ! I just wanted to invite you to join us tonight to share some more wonderful recipes at the party! Starts at 8 PM EST-runs through Sunday! I am excited to see what you share!
    XoXo
    Heidy

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    November 14, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    These look so fluffy and delicious! The pumpkin makes ’em perfect for the season. Yum!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you Patricia. They are perfect for this holiday season.

  • Reply
    Kelly @ TastingPage
    November 16, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    So many great ingredients in here. Looks fabulous!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      November 16, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      They were quite tasty. Thank you Kelly.

  • Reply
    Katie @ Recipe for Perfection
    October 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

    The town I used to live in was a lot like that! Very Stepford. We moved, and our new town is (thankfully) a little more diverse and funky. Love the cream cheese drizzle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 8, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      I long for diverse and funky…I’ve found it here but I have to “go out” for it.

  • Reply
    Christie
    October 8, 2015 at 5:51 am

    These cookies sound amazing. Love the mix of chocolate and pumpkin

  • Reply
    Marye
    October 8, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Pumpkin and chocolate go so well together, these look amazing!

  • Reply
    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)
    October 8, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Um, OK. You talked me into it! I love this! Pumpkin AND chocolate AND cream cheese frosting. Yup, I’m in.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 8, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      So happy to hear that.

  • Reply
    Julia
    October 8, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I love a good pumpkin cookie. That cream cheese drizzle sounds perfect!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      October 8, 2015 at 9:38 pm

      I loved the drizzle, but I love all things cream cheese.

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