Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

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 A classic chocolate & pumpkin flavor combo gets a fun twist in these quick and easy thumbprint cookies! Festive, fun, and so yummy! 

Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

I usually keep a big fat supply of semi sweet chocolate chips in my pantry. I use them so often that I buy them in bulk and always have them on hand. But this week, I ran out. I was in the mood for some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, and by “in the mood” I mean that I had a serious craving, one that can only be satisfied by that pumpkin-chocoalte combo. So when I discovered my pantry was seriously lacking in the semi-sweet chocolate chip department, I honestly had a miniature kiniption fit and a less-than-miniature panic attack.

Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

But then I had an idea, a stroke of brilliance really. I had zero chocolate chips, but I had chocolate kisses. And suddenly I thought, of course, I’ll make thumbprint cookies!

Queue the singing angels.

Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

This is chewy pumpkin chocolate yumminess we are talking here. These cookies are easy and let’s be honest, they’re really cute. So I’m thinking a half-batch for yourself and the rest would make a perfect neighbor gift so impressive you’ll become the talk of the block. Orrr, just gobble them all up yourself. No judging here, I ate way more than my share this week. Fun, festive, and so adorable you just might want to adopt them. These are a must-make Fall treat!

Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

Chocolate Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies

A classic chocolate & pumpkin flavor combo gets a fun twist in these quick and easy thumbprint cookies! Festive, fun, and so yummy!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 large bag chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped


  • Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Cream together butter and sugars. Add vanilla and egg and mix well. Add puree and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until dough comes together.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Gently smash down each ball, just to flatten slightly.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes until golden brown and cookies look "dry".
  • Immediately after removing from the oven, use the end of a wooden spoon (or similar object) to gently press a hole halfway into the cookie (not all the way through). Allow to cool completely.
  • When cookies have cooled, press a chocolate kiss candy into the center of each cookie. Store in airtight container.
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They look amazing! I love this chocolate pumkins with cookies….

These look so good and delicious!!

Yum – going to make these today for some neighbor bags!! But just a question, if the cookies cool how will the kiss stay in?? Won’t it fall off if it doesn’t ‘melt’ a little??

    You can push the chocolate kisses into the cookie after they’re cooled for a few minutes but aren’t totally cool. That way they will melt a little but not make a big chocolatey mess 🙂

5 stars
I love pumpkin and chocolate together. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I am pinning now to try soon.

it’s a Great Recipe.Thanks for posting your recipe and will try it.

    Hope you love it!

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