What’s better than a soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookie? 8 huge pumpkin spice dark chocolate STUFFED cookies. You did not misread that, a huge soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookie stuffed with a dark chocolate granola butter filled chocolate! So delicious, and so festive.
I can’t believe it has taken me this long to actually create and bake a stuffed cookie of my own, but when JoJo’s chocolate sent me their new pumpkin spice chocolate bites filled with granola butter the idea just clicked for me!
If you have not tried their new chocolates.. Or any of their chocolates, you are missing out! Make sure to use my code: Haleynicolefit10 for 10% off your purchase!
JoJo’s chocolate was founded by JoJo who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She wanted to come up with a treat that satisfied her chocolate craving but that was low in sugar. JoJo’s is not only low-sugar, but it is also low-carb, NON-GMO, gluten-free, lactose-free, and soy-free, so anyone can eat it!! But despite me saying all of that it is really SO delicious. They have other flavors. If you are not interested in pumpkin spice, check them out.
Here is the deal, if you do not have any JoJo’s chocolate you can stuff the cookie with a piece of dark chocolate but it won’t be as festive so I would buy some if I were you. A stuffed cookie is just so much more fun, and extra delicious to have a creamy, chocolate center.
Ingredients you need for the Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Stuffed Cookies:
- Pumpkin Puree: As I always say, not the pumpkin pie filling, just the plain pumpkin puree in a can! This is great for baking and makes a moist cookie! Plus, it is October, so the more pumpkin the better.
- Vanilla Protein Powder: I was very indecisive about adding in protein powder, but I decided to at the last minute, they turned out great so yay! Protein powder is pretty tricky to bake with at times, I find that PEscience bakes the best. Even though it is a whey protein, I only added in one scoop into this recipe, and it is divided into 8 so you do not get too much per serving!
- Protein Pancake Mix: I used Kodiak cakes buttermilk power mix, I am excited to see that they have created a protein packed flour so I will be using that soon to make these recipes even more macro friendly!
- Coconut Sugar: I have loved baking with this so much lately! Sure it is not sugar free and it is not 0 calories but the recipes seem to turn out so much better!
- Egg Whites: I used liquid egg whites from the carton, these are a bit thinner than using a raw egg white from an egg, but I am sure that would bake just fine.
- Brummel and Brown Butter: This is a light butter made with greek yogurt, it is so good! If you cannot find this any light butter will do, I also like to bake with “I can’t believe it’s not butter light”
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: you can buy this, it saves a lot of time and a lot less thought than combining cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves … etc!
- Cinnamon: To add some extra flavor and to pair perfectly with the fresh pumpkin spice!
- Mini Chocolate Chips: Mini chocolate chips are just better, right?! They are so fun in cookies and pancakes.
- JoJo’s Pumpkin Spice Chocolate: I linked this up above and will link it here again, it is a seasonal flavor so get it while you can and use my discount code Haleynicolefit10. If you are unable to get this, use a dark chocolate square!
Other Cookie Recipes You Will Love:
- Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies
- Funfetti Protein Cookies
- Protein Sugar Cookies
- Cookies and Cream Scotcheroos
- Brookies (Brownie Cookies)
- Oreo White Chocolate Chip Cookies
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do you have to use protein powder in this recipe?
I was very unsure of whether to just make these cookies with protein powder or not. But I decided to throw it in at the last minute, and I was glad I did. Protein powder is hard to bake with, especially when making cookies, they seem to either dry out or puff up in a weird way. These turned out better than my usual experiences with protein cookies and I am pleased with the results! Plus, you get 10 grams of protein per cookie!
What if you do not have JoJo’s chocolate?
You can order some! I promise you will not regret it, it is so amazing and the pumpkin spice chocolate is only available for a limited time. Use my code haleynicolefit10 to order some off of their website!
Do you have to stuff the cookie with chocolate?
No, you don’t but what is the fun in that! If you just want a pumpkin chocolate chip cookie, these are rather delicious on their own, but they are extra good with a fun filling! Decide what you want to do, you can access the nutrition information for both of them below, stuffed or not stuffed.
How do I track the pumpkin spice chocolate granola butter stuffed cookie?
You can search HNFit Pumpkin Spice Dark Chocolate Stuffed Cookies for easy logging. This recipe makes 8 large cookies, 223 calories 22.8 carb / 7.2 fat / 10.2 protein.
Full recipe is below, these cookies are huge, amazing, and a perfect way to celebrate the fall weather and pumpkin season!
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp Brummel and Brown Butter (or any light butter - 126 grams)
- ½ cup pumpkin puree (120 grams)
- 3 tbsp liquid egg whites (46 grams)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar (35 grams)
- 1 1/2 cups + 1 tbsp Kodiak Power Cakes mix (200 grams)
- 1 scoop Vanilla protein powder (31 grams - I used PEscience)
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 tbsp Mini Chocolate Chips (14 grams)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 Pumpkin Spice JoJo's Chocolate Bites
- Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large electric mixing bowl start by beating the butter until creamy. Add in the sugar, then the rest of the wet ingredients.
- Wipe down with a rubber spatula to make sure everything is fully combined.
- In a separate bowl combine the dry ingredients and slowly add them into the electric mixer.
- Once everything is mixed, slowly fold in the mini chocolate chips.
- Now is time to prep for the baking.
- Cut up the 4 chocolate bites, only half will be going into the center of the cookies
- On a parchment lined baking sheet, dollop half of a large cookie scoop of cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
- Place half of the chocolate square into the center of the cookie and top with the same amount of cookie dough. Make sure the chocolate is fully covered, if you need to move around some batter with your finger tips do so.
- Repeat for all 8 cookies.
- Before placing into the oven, bang the cookie sheet on a flat surface to get out air bubbles and allow cookies to fall into a nice shape.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean. These cookies will be large and puffy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 5.6mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 24.7gFiber: 3.4gSugar: 10gProtein: 10.9g