Pumpkin Toffee Cookies


Chewy cookies with pumpkin flavor and filled with crunchy toffee chips! lemonsforlulu.com

I’ve had a stressful week.  We have recently put our house on the market.  I cannot believe the emotional highs and lows you experience during this process!  You get so emotionally invested in every showing and equally invested when you go to look at houses!

To calm myself, I baked.  I baked these pumpkin toffee cookies.  I was craving pumpkin, but I didn’t want bread-which is my go to for a pumpkin fix!  No.  I wanted cookies, but I didn’t want cookies with chocolate chips, another favorite.  I didn’t want puffy, cake like cookies either, I wanted soft and chewy.  I searched and searched and finally found Bake Your Day‘s recipe for white chocolate chip pumpkin cookies!  They appeared to have the exact texture I was wanted!  I added more cinnamon and a little nutmeg in exchange for the pumpkin pie spice.  Mostly because I love both those spices and I wanted them to be pronounced.  I substituted white chocolate chips for toffee bits.  I like the slight chew the toffee gives the cookie.  And just to make it over the top, I drizzled them with white chocolate.   The cookies looked rather underdressed without it.

Making these pumpkin toffee cookies did what I needed, it took my mind of off my  house.  The bonus was all these wonderful tasting cookies!!  Baking can be the most fulfilling stress reliever.  These tasted so fantastic, that I couldn’t stop eating them!  I realized  I was eating out of stress.  Funny how that happens.   I decided I needed to exercise to take my mind of off how many cookies I’d eaten.    Took my dog for a long walk which cleared my mind enough to hop on the computer and start looking for houses!

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I’ve made these cookies too:

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White Chocolate Key Lime Cookies

Strawberry Ricotta Cookies

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A soft chewy pumpkin cookie with toffee chips and a white chocolate drizzle.
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 48
  • 2 ¼ cup flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg
  • ½ t salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 8oz package toffee bits
  • ½ cup white chocolate melted (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a mixer, cream together butter and sugars until creamy. Add the egg, pumpkin and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture, mixing until combine. Add toffee bits. Drop cookies onto lined baking sheet using a tablespoon. Bake about 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack. When cookies have cooled completely, drizzle on white chocolate. Let chocolate set before storing.


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81 Responses

  1. These sound really good and I like the changes you made to them. I’m going to pin this recipe. Thanks, Gail (BibleLoveNotes.com)

    • Oh thank you!!! I hope you make them and enjoy them as much as we did! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. I agree…baking is such a stress reliever for me too!!! Of course then I usually eat most of what I eat:-) I enjoy soft and chewy cookies the most, so I love how good yours look!! Toffee bits are always in my cupboard because I love what they do for baked goods!!!

    • Yes,that’s the problem! It’s bad enough I lick the bowl, then I have to “sample” everything I make!

  3. How gorg are these, girl?! I love pumpkin + just started my pumpkin baking yesterday. I’m so excited for fall! Never thought to add pumpkin and toffee but I think that’ll become my new fave combination!

    • I love baking with pumpkin too, it is one of my favorite flavors!

    • I’d love to link up, thank you for the invite!

  4. You had me at Pumpkin… AND Toffee!! They look so delish. Thanks for stopping by Lizzie Jane Baby and checking out my Tasty Tuesday recipe!

    • I was so pleased with the combination of the toffee and the pumpkin!! Thanks for visiting!

  5. I just bought some toffee bits for another recipe – but I think they’re gonna get used in this instead. Those sound fabulous!!

  6. These look delicious! I love a good chewy cookie. The pumpkin and toffee are added bonuses. Thanks for sharing!

    • I much prefer a chewy cookie, and these were it! Thanks for stopping over!

      • Thanks for your sweet comment you left me today about my Sunny Seed Oatmeal Cookies. They were well received…and disappeared quickly. Have a lovely Wednesday!

  7. Those sound like a yummy fall cookie! I really hope you find the right buyer soon. My friend just went through the same process and took most of the summer but their right buyer did come and closed without a hitch!

    • Thanks Kathey! I hope it all works out. Way too stressful for me! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. This post is so bad for my post-baby diet…but they’ve definitely got me looking forward to fall too! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sorry about the diet!!! Maybe we can call them healthy because of the pumpkin???

  9. These look simply marvelous! Hope to try them out soon. Megan

    • Let me know if you try them! Thanks for visiting!

    • You’ll love toffee chips I promise!! Thanks for visiting!

  10. Fall is my baking time of year so I’ll be trying these out. Pumpkin (yum) and toffee (my favorite candy flavor), sound delicious!

    • I love toffee candy too! Heath bars are one of my favorite things! Fall baking is fun isn’t it?

    • Thanks Kelly! These would be great for Christmas baking! Thanks for stopping over!

    • Thank you! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did! Thanks for stopping over! I’d love to link up thanks for the invite!

  11. There’s a little bonus to relieving house seller’s stress by baking: It makes your house smell wonderful. If you take those cookies out of the oven just before a showing, I’m willing to bet the folks viewing your house will be smiling all the way through!

    Great recipe. Thanks for sharing it. I’m pinning it and I’ll also be sharing it forward on my FB page within the next week.

    • We just sold and bought a house in one week! I’m so stressed I’ll be baking all month! Thanks for stopping over and for sharing on your FB page!

  12. Yum! I love cookies. The toffee bits sound like they would be just the right touch and complement the pumpkin very well.

    Hopping over from Cheerios&Lattes!

  13. I comfort bake a lot too, though lately this year I’ve been comfort-canning. Now that pumpkin is going to be easier to get, I’m probably going to start baking more often.

    • Comfort canning, I like it! Thanks for checking out the pumpkin cookies, I hope you try them!

  14. These look delicious! I’ve been feeling very fall-ish the past few days; I”ll have to give them a try. Thanks for the recipe!

    • I am ready to leave the sunscreen behind and focus on fall! Thanks for visiting!

  15. These look soo good! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from I heart naptime!

  16. Pumpkins and toffee… YUM! Pinning this recipe and can’t wait to try it!

    Love Always,

    • Thanks Liz, let me know if you try them out! Thanks for stopping by!

  17. What delicious cookies! YUM. I love pumpkin cookies this time of year. Good luck with the house, so stressful!

    • Thank you! Now I get to pack up the house! I’ll be needing more cookies!

  18. Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I’d love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!

    • I’ll be there! Thanks for the party and for stopping by!

    • Thanks for stopping over! Would love to link up again!

  19. I’m so ready for fall flavors! These sound wonderful! I totally feel you on the stress of listing a house …. praying everything goes smoothly for you! Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends last week. I can’t wait to see what you share this tomorrow!

    • Thanks so much for the prayers! So stressful! Good thing I have kitchen therapy! I’ll be there to party again!

    • Thank you so much for the feature!! That is so exciting! I will be there to party. Thanks so much for visiting!

  20. Showing your home is a real stresser. I’m a REALTOR, I know, but it’s so worth it in the end!!! Baking these cookies probably made your real estate agent happy because it made the house smell good! :) Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

    • I wish I could pick your brain! It is so stressful! But yes, the pumpkin smell worked!

  21. agh! these look soooo good! I don’t need cookies, but I can’t help but scope out the recipes!

    • Thanks for stopping over! I can’t say I NEED cookies, but boy do I love to eat them!

  22. These look SO so good … this is my favorite time of year and pumpkin is one of the reasons why! I’m featuring you a little later today :)

    • I adore pumpkin! Thank you so much for the feature! I’m honored!

  23. You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell at Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks again for sharing! Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! :)

    • Mackenzie, thank you so much for the feature, I’m so very honored!

  24. What a great cookie! I’ve never even tasted Pumpkin but I’ve been challenged to do so, these sound like a great way for me to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon! Hope you sell the house and find a new one fast, It is way to stressful. Have a great weekend, Pinned!

    • Pumpkin is better than you think! I hope you try these! Thanks for stopping over!

  25. Loretta E

    Ok, you totally sucked me in with these cookies! I just subscribed and can’t wait to get your updates! I’m off to check out your other recipes…I found you through crumbs and chaos.

    • Thank you for subscribing! It means so much to me! I hope you find recipes you like. I always open to suggestions, please feel free to email me any time!

  26. Great blog–these cookies look like they would take any stress away. I can’t wait to make them. I’m a new follower. can’t wait to check out your Pinterest boards.

    • Thanks for checking me out and following my experiments!! Can’t wait to come see you!

  27. […] to use in place of milk chocolate morsels.  And I love the addition of toffee bits to almost any baked good!   The biggest change I made to these cookies, is adding Trader Joe’s almond meal in place […]

  28. I wonder how big the can of pumpkin puree is… could make a difference

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  30. These were SOO GOOD I had to blog about them! A bunch of coworkers told me “I don’t like pumpkin, but those cookies are amazing.”

    • Thank you! I’m so glad your coworkers came around!

  31. Khalisha Wallace

    Instead of using Pumpkin puree, could I use Pumpkin Pie Spice Jello pudding mix?

    • The pumpkin adds moisture, it wouldn’t be an even swap. But I like the idea!


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