Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies




I know it is the beginning of March, and almost Spring. So that’s why I have decided to start doing a little Spring cleaning in my recipe page, by making them easier to print out. 

Since this was the last recipe I shared with you, I thought I would start off here. 

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, are my go to recipe to kick off the Fall season. They are our favorite! 

Not only do they taste like little mini pumpkin muffin tops, they are super soft and chewy like them too!

Of course you can make them year round if you get a little pumpkin craving before the pumpkin season starts.




You can print out the recipe here:

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Servings: 5 dozen small cookies
Author: Nurturing Hearts at Home
  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup organic sugar
  • 2 cups organic brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 can organic pumpkin
  • 2 sticks melted organic grass fed butter
  1. First, mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl by hand with a whisk until thoroghly combined.

  2. Put all the dry ingredients in a Kitchen-aid mixing bowl.

  3. Attach the whisk tool.

  4. Add eggs, vanilla, pumpkin, and butter slowly to the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.

  5. Fold in chocolate chips, and the dough is ready for baking!

  6. With  a small cookie dough scooper drop dough at least 2 inches apart onto a lightly greased cookie sheet or you can use parchment paper.

  7. Bake in a 350* oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned.

  8. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Nurturing Hearts at Home at http://www.nurturingheartsathome.com/recipes

Hope you enjoy making them, and don’t forget to share this recipe and some of the yummy cookies with your friends or neighbors, because sharing is caring!




If you have a favorite fall or a cookie recipe that you would like to share I would love to hear all about it, so please share away in the comments below!!

Happy baking!!

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Simple Healthy Meals for Busy Mamas and Families: Pizza A La Pesto

Our family love’s pizza, but I don’t always like the ingredients that are in most of them.  So I decided to start making my own at home. And it turned out to be a big hit with the family. So it has become a favorite and part of our monthly or weekly menu.

 Making your own pizza really is a lot easier than you may think. And it is so much fun, for the kids and for adults as well. I just love simple, healthy meals. Especially, ones that are quick.

This pizza only takes about 10-15 minutes to put together and the ingredients are fairly inexpensive.

Which, is a bonus especially when you have a family of six! So I am all about making this pizza!

You can make this pizza completely vegetarian or add chicken to it. That’s the beauty of making your own. You can make it however you like it, and make as many as you need! In my recipe I use mostly Trader Joe’s ingredients. But I am sure you can find all of these ingredients at most super markets.

Happy pizza making!!

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Pizza a La Pesto
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
  • 2 bags of Trader Joe's Garlic and Herb Uncooked Pizza Dough/or you can use any organic pizza crust that you like. Sometimes I even use the Boboli pizza crust. Just depends on the situation.
  • 16 oz bag of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 containers of Trader Joe's Pesto/ or any pesto of your choice
  • Italian Seasoning
  • fresh tomatoes thinly sliced
  • fresh vegetables of your choice
  • fresh basil/whole leaves or chopped
  • Coconut oil cooking spray or Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Lightly spray coconut oil or olive oil onto pizza pans or stones
  3. If you are using the uncooked pizza dough, prepare as directed on packaging. Then continue to the next step.
  4. Spread pesto onto pizza dough or crusts evenly, leaving the edges free where the pizza crust will be.

  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese all around the pizza leaving the edges clear. Add as much as you would prefer. We love cheese so we don't hold back.

  6. Add chicken or any fresh veggies of your choice, fresh tomatoes, and fresh basil. Add more cheese, and Italian Seasoning.

  7. Bake each pizza for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

**Cook time is per pizza.

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I’m so happy to share this recipe with you and I hope you enjoy making this simple, healthy, and fun meal.

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If you have a favorite pizza that you make at home please share away!! I Can’t wait to hear all about it!!


In His Love,





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