Simply Amazing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

By November 15, 2018 December 2nd, 2022 Dairy Free Option, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegetarian

These Amazing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are going to be a hit with everyone. They are a little crackly on top, super soft and luscious on the inside. Easy to make, gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo, and dairy free.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies stacked

I made at least 5 different batches of pumpkin cookies to create the perfect recipe.  I wanted a cookie that was healthy, simple to make and incredibly delicious. Chocolate chips are a must for my grandson, Avery. This is the winner.

Thanksgiving is such a fun holiday, we get to celebrate food.  It’s also a wonderful opportunity to give thanks to …

The Earth -I appreciate the abundance of food, water, air and sunlight our planet provides.

Relationships – I love thinking about all the people involved in getting our Thanksgiving meal to us; the farmers, the packagers, the truckers, the store clerks, I love and appreciate them all.

My Body – I am grateful for everything my body does for me.  My body allows me to see the beautiful food, enjoy the delicious tastes, fragrant aromas, and interesting textures of the food I eat.  It also digests and does thousands of processes to keep me alive without me having to think about it. WOW!

My Home – It’s a place to lay my head each night. It’s where I keep my things together to use and enjoy. It shelters me keeping me safe and warm.

My Family and Friends – I am grateful for the people in my life I love and love me.  Even if sometimes our closest relationship can be challenging, I love it all.

While Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks, it is my intention to notice and appreciate things that are beautiful, fun, delicious and satisfying all day, every day. When I do, I’m happier and healthier.  

By cultivating a grateful mind, we live in an energy that unifies, that encourages wholeness.  When we live on the gratitude frequency we can step back and allow our life to unfold with ease and grace.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with a bite These cookies are made with almond flour and sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar.  I like my cookies sweet.

The best part of this recipe is you don’t need a mixer.  Sift the flours together in one bowl.  In another bowl, whisk the egg, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla. Add the flours and mix. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

As always I recommend weighing the ingredients, it’s much easier.  Here is a good scale. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Drop 10-12 heaping tablespoons of dough on a parchment lined baking tray. I like the cookies crinkly but if you want them flat, use your fingers or a spatula to flatten them. They do not spread.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake until they are lightly brown on the top and bottom.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Almond flour is a flour with high protein and healthy fats. Cashew flour will also work.  Use blanched almond flour, not almond meal.
  • Coconut flour –  helps add texture to these pumpkin coconut cookies.
  • Coconut sugar – gives the cookies a nice sweet tastes and keeps them refined sugar free.
  • Spices: ground cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice give the the perfect spiced pumpkin flavor.
  • Pumpkin puree – canned pumpkin is best but you can cook the pumpkin yourself.  Use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. Blot the pumpkin on a paper towel after measuring to remove some moisture and make the cookies chewier.
  • Egg – This helps bind the cookies and add a little moisture. To make these cookies vegan, simply swap the egg for either a chia seed egg or flax egg.
  • Maple syrup – give these cookies the perfect, soft, chewy texture and nice sweet taste.
  • Chocolate chips – I like to use dark chocolate chips but you can use any type of chocolate chip.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies on counter

I’ve made these cookies many times over the last few weeks.  I’m going to make a big batch to bring to the family for Thanksgiving.  I’m super excited for them to enjoy them, especially Avery.

If you are looking for a Thanksgiving cookie that your family will love, here it is…

  • soft and sweet inside
  • gluten free
  • refined sugar free
  • eeeeeeasy

Please bake these cookies with your family and love them. And they will love you back, as only the best cookies and family can do.

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies close up

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RECIPE updated November 20, 2022.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Simply Amazing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart -
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x


Pumpkin Chocolate Chips Cookies are easy to make, super soft and chewy. They have a sweet taste with warm pumpkin spices. Naturally gluten free, refined sugar free, paleo, dairy free.




  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Gently melt butter or coconut oil in a small pan, set aside.
  3. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. In a mixing bowl sift together almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt.
  5. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, coconut sugar, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, melted butter and vanilla, mix to combine.
  6. Add the sifted flour and mix to combine.
  7. Fold in chocolate chips.
  8. Drop 10-12 heaping tablespoons of dough on a parchment lined baking tray. I like the cookies crinkly but if you want them flat, use your fingers or a spatula to flatten them. They do not spread.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly brown on the top and bottom.
  10. Remove and cool on the baking sheet for 5-7 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire racks to finish cooling.
  11. After the first day, store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy!


**Measure the pumpkin, then drain on double lined paper towel and gently blot

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian

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