• 2 cups + 1 Tablespoon (258g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice*
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 and 1/2 cups (120g) old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1 cup (2 sticks; 230g) unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
• 3 Tablespoons (45ml) pure maple syrup
• 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
• 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
• 1 egg yolk
• 3/4 cup (170g) pumpkin puree (see note)
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 and 1/2 cups (270g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
• Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
• Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and oats together in a large bowl. Set aside.
• Whisk the melted butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg yolk, blotted pumpkin, and vanilla extract together until combined. Pour into dry ingredients and mix everything together until completely combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
• Scoop cookie dough, about 1.5 Tablespoons of dough per cookie, and place 3 inches apart on the baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft.
• Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
• Make Ahead Instructions: Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. You can make the cookie dough and chill it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Allow to come to room temperature then continue with step 4. Baked cookies freeze well for up to 3 months. Unbaked cookie dough balls freeze well for up to 3 months. Bake frozen cookie dough balls for an extra minute, no need to thaw.
• Spices: Instead of pumpkin pie spice, you can use 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger + 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg + 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice + 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves + (an extra) 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
• Pumpkin: Squeeze as much of the moisture out of the pumpkin puree as you can before adding it to the cookie dough. Squeeze/pat the puree with paper towels. This will help produce a less cakey cookie. Less moisture is a good thing in these cookies!