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Double Chocolate Cookies with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for Double Chocolate Cookies with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds makes big, beautiful cookies with chewy middles and crispy edges!



  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, toasted (see instructions), divided
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1  1/4 cups packed brown sugar (light or dark)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips, divided


  • 1 tablespoon sea salt, for sprinkling



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Spread the pumpkin seeds out in a layer on a large baking sheet. Bake them in the oven for 9-11 minutes. Give them a quick stir/shake halfway through baking. Remove from oven and set aside.

  3. Whisk the flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. 

  4. In a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until fluffy. 

  5. Add the eggs one at a time followed by the vanilla. Reduce speed to low and slowly beat in the dry ingredients.  

  6. Stir in about ¾ cup each of the chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds, reserving the remaining ¼ cups to add to the tops. 

  7. Form dough into balls about ¼ of batter each. Use a large cookie scoop or an ice cream scoop to measure the batter or eyeball it. Place balls on prepared baking sheets about 3 inches apart. Top each ball with a few of the reserved chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of sea salt. 

  8. Bake 13- 15 minutes until tops are just set. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Keywords: cookies, chocolate, double chocolate, pumpkin seeds, sea salt, chocolate chips, dessert