Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin, and these easy Gluten-Free and Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are sure to be a favorite! Soft and chewy, bursting with chocolate chips, just the right amount of spice and so yummy!

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super quick and easy recipe yields perfect cookies every time!

There was a chill to the air this morning and I couldn’t wait to make a batch of these Gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I first shared this recipe last Fall and they quickly became a favorite of ours and yours!

What’s not to love?

They’re soft and chewy, bursting with chocolate chips, have just the right amount of spice and are sooooo yummy!

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Plus, they are super simple to whip up!

They take just 10 minutes to prep and 12 minutes to bake!

And they taste decadent but happen to be gluten-free and vegan! The pumpkin replaces the need for egg.

We literally can’t get enough to them!

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So let’s make them!

These cookies are made with 12 real, whole food ingredients:

Butter or dairy-free butter

brown sugar

cane sugar

canned pure pumpkin puree

vanilla extract

Gluten-Free all purpose flour (we love GF Jules – Amazon affiliate link)

baking soda

salt

cinnamon

ground cloves

nutmeg

chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet but you could use dark chocolate or Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chips (Amazon affiliate link) if you’re looking for a vegan and allergy friendly option.

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Back to the gluten-free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies…

The recipe comes together in 10 minutes or less.

It couldn’t be easier.

You cream the butters and sugar, add in the pumpkin and vanilla, then add in the dry ingredients and the chips.

Two tips:  First, the butter needs to be softened (room temp or even softer) so remember to take a stick out of the fridge ahead of time.

Second, I always like to mix the flour and other dry ingredients (baking soda, salt and spices) in a separate bowl with a pastry cutter. I find it combines them really well and helps with the cookie texture.

Finally, it is a really fun recipe because the batter is a great texture so that you can drop it by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet which will yield smaller, chunkier cookies.

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Or you can press the cookies down with your hands or the back of a spoon and have bigger flatter cookies. These are 3-4 inch cookies.

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And since the recipes is packed with chocolate chips so no need to top with extra unless you want too!

Either way you will have the most delicious cookies bursting with chocolate chips and a hint of pumpkin spice .

A perfect Fall Treat!

Want one?

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Hope you love it as much as we do!

Scroll down for the recipe and leave a comment if you try.

Recipe

4.9 from 11 reviews
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
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These Gluten-Free, Egg-Free (and dairy-free optional) Cookies are a perfect Fall treat! Soft and chewy, bursting with chocolate chips, just the right amount of spice and so yummy! Plus the super easy recipes takes no more than 10 minutes to prep!
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Recipe type: Cookies, Dessert, Fall
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Vegan-Optional
Serves: 12 - 14 4 inch cookies
Ingredients
  • ½ cup (or 1 stick) butter or dairy-free butter, softened (tip: the softer the better)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup canned pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1½ cups gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules , affiliate link)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1¼ cup chocolate chips (we used semi-sweet, you could also use dark chocolate)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and cane sugar until well combined, light and fluffy.
  3. Add pumpkin and vanilla, and mix to combine. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves and nutmeg. (I like to use a pastry cutter but a whisk or fork work fine too). Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine, starting with the mixer on low speed combine. Once combined, you can increase mixer speed to combine well, scraping down the sides as needed. Batter will be smooth.
  5. Add chocolate chips and mix on low for just 10 seconds to combine.
  6. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, drop batter onto prepared baking sheets 2 tablespoons at a time. Flatten a little for chunkier cookies (these cookies will not spread much when baking). OR using your hand or the back of a spoon flatten cookies and form batter into large 3.5- 4 inch circles (again batter will not rise or flatten much).
  7. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until golden and slightly browning on top.
  8. Let cool and set for 10 minutes, then enjoy!

 

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31 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  1. To welcome fall, I made these tasty treats. They turned out perfect, soft and chewy! My whole family loved them and no idea they were gluten free!

  2. I made these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies yesterday and they’re so yummy! Added some sea salt on top and yummmmm 💕 thank you for the recipe!

  3. These are amazing! I didn’t have ground cloves or nutmeg, but I did have pumpkin pie spice. I messaged Karen and she suggested substituting 1/2 tsp of pumpkin pie spice for the cloves and nutmeg, and keeping the cinnamon measurement the same (1 tsp). The substitution worked so well! The cookies are soft and have such a great flavor. Even my husband loved them, and he’s super picky with desserts!

  4. I made these today and they turned out perfectly! Soft and chewy, they taste so good, simply decadent pumpkin 🎃 chocolate chip cookies 🍪!

  5. These are delicious and turned out amazing! And super easy to throw together. I love the softness of them and the flavor wasn’t too pumpkin-y. Thank you for another wonderful recipe!

  6. My family absolutely loved this recipe! This was the first recipe of yours I tried and I already have three recipes more lined up, ready to make!

  7. These were amazing super easy and delicious. Thank god I found your page on Instagram you have made cooking and baking so easy for me since I’m now gluten free. If you have never tried these they are a must!!! Thanks for always sharing 🥰

  8. I’ve now made these twice! The first time I was browsing the website to find a quick treat to make for a small gathering we were having. This seemed simple enough and I had many of the ingredients already. Everyone raved about them, not even knowing they were gluten free. Then I made them again for a family that is gluten free, and has a child that is also dairy and egg free. And they raved about them! I think they would also be wonderful without chocolate chips as well. Big fan of this recipe and will continue to make them until I run out of pumpkin!

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