Reese Witherspoon's Pumpkin Cookies: Legally Delicious!

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by Recipe Round-ups
24 Cookies
55 min

Hey there, pumpkin enthusiasts and Reese Witherspoon fans! Today, I’m diving into the world of autumn coziness with a twist of Reese's charm.

That's right, America's sweetheart and queen of rom-coms has shared her favorite Pumpkin Cookie recipe with the world, and I’m here to taste test it for you!

Now, you might be thinking, "Why is Reese Witherspoon sharing a cookie recipe?" Well I actually don’t know but I’m glad she did, because just like Reese’s movie characters, these cookies are sweet, charming, and impossible to resist.

In short Reese Witherspoon's Pumpkin Cookies - They're 'Legally Delicious' and perfect for embracing the cozy vibes of autumn.

So, whether you're a fan of Reese's movies or just a lover of good cookies, give this recipe a try and enjoy a cinematic experience with every bite.

Happy baking!

Reese Witherspoon's Pumpkin Cookies: Legally Delicious!
Recipe details
  • 24  Cookies
  • Prep time: 45 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons strained pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C ).
Whisk melted butter, brown sugars, and white sugar together until no brown sugar lumps remain.
Whisk in vanilla and strained pumpkin until smooth. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice together.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix. The dough will be very soft.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Cover the dough and chill for 30 minutes or up to 3 days. Chilling the dough makes or breaks this cookie.
Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Scoop the dough and roll each into balls. Slightly flatten the tops of the dough balls with a spoon so they can evenly spread while baking.
Bake in the preheated oven for 11-12 minutes or until the edges appear set. The cookies will look very soft in the center. Remove from the oven.
Cool cookies on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • The longer the cookies cool, the better they taste!
  • Cookies stay fresh, covered, at room temperature for up to 1 week
  • Pat Pat on Nov 22, 2023

    That's a lot of sugar for 1 and 1/2 cups of flour.

    • Going to prepare two batches; one as written and the second with a modification. Cut the sugar in half. Plus the cookie photos do not show any chocolate chips? Still, I love pumpkin - so either way is a win. Kids at work will gobble these up in no time!

  • Jeffrey Fuhr Jeffrey Fuhr on Nov 22, 2023

    These are just chocolate chip pumpkin cookies, not “Reece Witherspoon cookies” 😂😂. She may make them and love them but not like she invented or perfected them lol

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    • Marsha Marsha on Jan 31, 2024

      Why so sour? It's a freakin' recipe. Don't be so technical. This is a good recipe no matter whose name is attached