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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops



Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops, oh yes! These muffin tops have browned butter, real pumpkin, pumpkin spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice, clove) with three different types of chocolate chips.
Muffin tops or muffies are the best part of the muffin. When I eat the muffin I only want the tops and not really eat anything else.
Another pumpkin spice recipe for my book. This recipe was inspired by one of my mother's favorite pastries that we get from Panera, if you haven't heard its a cafe-restaurant that happens to be one of my favorite places.
At Panera, they are Pumpkin Muffin Tops they also call them muffies. My mom gets a few of them all the time we go there.
With this post and recipe, I had a little helper my niece. She called me up last week and asked me when I was making cookies again, so she came over during the weekend and helped me out.
As it says above it has three different types of chocolate chips. You can use less chocolate chips or you can use all milk or semi-sweet or dark chocolate.

Recipes you may like:
Lofthouse-Style Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Cranberry Orange Muffies
Cookie Butter Whoopie Pies

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Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

Time:
Prep- 20 minutes
Chilling- 12 hours
Baking- 17 to 20 minutes


Ingredients

3 1/2 cups Unbleached All Purpose Flour
1 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, browned and cooled
1/2 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
1 2/3 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 cup Pumpkin Puree, not pumpkin pie filling
3 large eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Ground Ginger
3/4 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Ground All Spice
1/2 teaspoon Ground Clove
1 1/2 teaspoons Fine Sea Salt
1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 cups Semi Sweet or Bittersweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips, can opt out of this kind and use 1/2 each of the other chocolate

1. In a medium sauce pan, bring butter to a simmer and continue to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes or until a light brown color and nutty, caramel in fragrant. Remove from heat and let it cool for 20 minutes before transfer to a bowl and let it cool complete to solidify again. That may take up to an hour, depending on the temperature of your kitchen.
2. Once the butter has cooled, cream butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes on medium high speed. Add ground pumpkin spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, all spice and clove) and the pumpkin puree. Mix for another 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add in vanilla extract, salt and three eggs. Mix for another 1 to 2 minutes. Sift in 2 1/2 cups of flour with baking soda and baking powder.
4. In a separate bowl, toss the rest of the flour with the chocolate chips then fold in until flour is mix in.
5. Cover bowl and chill dough 12 hours or at least overnight.
6. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and cover two to three cookie with parchment paper. Scoop out round 1/3 cup worth of batter. Place onto cookie sheet and leave at least 2 to 3 inch space for spreading and smooth out with damp fingers to shape it.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 17 to 20 minutes, rotating pans halfway through and bake until lightly golden brown or  a toothpick comes clean. Make sure to get the pumpkin part and not the chocolate.  Remove from oven and let muffin tops cool on the pan for 5 minutes then transfer to a wired rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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Comments

  1. I love muffin tops! These look so delish, I will have to try them.

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  2. These look so good. I love pumpkin spice

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  3. Omgoodness, once again these look mouth watering....and those tops look so deliciously amazing. Perfect for the upcoming fall season. Thank you!

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  4. I've always wondered if you needed a special pan to make muffin tops. Thanks for clearing that up for me. These sound delicious!

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  5. Hi! Wow, I have to say, I'm not big on eating chocolate, but man do I ever want to try one of these! These muffin tops look absolutely delicious!

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  6. I have always loved pumpkin with chocolate chips! This is the perfect season for it, and they look amazing.

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  7. This post has got me excited for fall! The muffins look delicious.

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  8. ERMAGERD. I want this now! Fall is almost here! YAY, I am pinning so I can try this during my fall sleepover!

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  9. Where have muffies been all my life. I had no idea this was a thing. I need your muffies in my life. Thanks so much for opening up my life to such genius! Love it! Plus 3 kinds of chocolate chips! Guuurrrllll... You had me at muffies! ❤️

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  10. Muffins and cakes are life. Great addition of ginger, sounds different. Love to try this. Going to bookmark this.

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  11. yumm, I'm a sucker for chocolate chip cookies - love the pumpkin spice touch!

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  12. Delish! I can smell the the autumn aroma's from here. Sounds like the PERFECT combination!

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  13. The pumpkin season is almost here and I can't wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. This looks sooooo good. I love anything pumpkin spice. Will be trying to make a vegan version of these this fall :)

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  15. These look so YUM! And easy directions too! I'm off to try these out, thanks!

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  16. I love any dessert that has pumpkin it it! THis looks so yummy!!!

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  17. I love all things pumpkin spice and these look AMAZING

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  18. Ok so I'm drooling. Headed to store now to buy ingredients. Yum!

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  19. Pumpkin & Chocolate - Yum! I am thinking add a cup of coffee and that is one
    great combo!

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  20. This look so good! Just in time for fall! Will try them :)

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  21. Muffin tops are the best!! This flavor combo is to die for.

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  22. Oh my God, your muffin tops are making my mouth water. The only thing I like about fall is pumpkin spice and you've added chocolate to it and made it like the world's best combination! I have to try it now :)

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  23. I have never had pumpkin chocolate chip muffin tops before! These look so good!

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  24. Holy Moley my mouth is watering! Can’t wait to make these!

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  25. If I ate pumpkin I’d be all over this recipe! This those look DELICIOUS!

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  26. These look so yummy! Such a perfect autumn recipe!

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  27. Okay, these look so good, I love anything with pumpkin spice so I'm definitely trying these out!

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  28. Never thought of mixing chocolate with pumpkin before, these are perfect for the fall.

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  29. These look so yummy and such a fun idea! I love pumpkin muffins so I'm sure I would love these!

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  30. I LOVE pumpkin/chocolate combo!! I will have to give this recipe a try! Sounds soooo yummy!!!!

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  31. The best part of the muffin! I'm definitely going to make these! Looks so good.

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  32. These sound really yummy! I love that theyre my favorite part of the muffin and all the fall flavors!

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  33. I love this idea. Everyone knows the top of the muffin is the best. I can't wait to try this . Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I'm so ready for Fall! My daughter & I love baking together!! Its one of our favorite things to do together! Thank you for this recipe! Its perfect for our next baking day!!

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  35. Oh wow! These look so yummy. Thanks so much for sharing this..I will have to try sometime!

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  36. Looks like I have a new recipe to try out in the future!

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  37. These pumpkin spice chocolate chip muffin tops look incredible! Thanks for sharing your recipe, will be trying this out.

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  38. I love pumpkin, but yet to try it in a cookie.

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  39. I can't wait to try this. I love this idea. Thank you for the share (y)

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  40. These looks so good! I always make chocolate chip pumpkin bread the first week of fall. I'm going to try these out this time.

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  41. What a fun fall recipe! I look forward to whipping up a batch of these yummy-looking muffin tops.

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  42. love all the recipes you post.. and this one is no different.. thank you (vidya @ ladyinreadwrites)

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  43. yum!! I'm super partial to the top of the muffin too! It's the best part! And bring on all the pumpkin flavor!

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  44. You're so right that the top is the best part of the muffin. I imagine these are amazing. They look delicious.

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  45. Love this! Muffin tops are without a doubt the best part. Definitely going to try these pumpkin treats with fall approaching.

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  46. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite to bake!! This adds such a nice twist, will try them this afternoon!

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  47. Yum! We're currently eating chocolate chip pumpkin bread that my friend made! We might need to return the favor with these muffin tops!

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  48. These look positively scrumptious! I love pumpkin baked goods and muffin tops are just the best. yum!

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  49. These look so yummy and such a fun idea! I have never tried a pumpkin muffin before.

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