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These vegan pumpkin chocolate cookies are loaded not only with all the fall spices but also tons of chocolate chips! They are easy to make and are the perfect fall sweets to have!

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I watched as they started to roll out the cookies.

For a few years whenever my dad had a day off of work, we would visit Jordan’s, a furniture store on the East Coast, in the evening. It was not my favorite activity to do, browsing all the furniture and seeing how gorgeous some of the kids’ bedrooms can be and only wishing I could have my room just like that.

We never bought anything but my mom and dad loved looking at different furniture thinking about what they would buy if we have a bigger house or when the time comes when our sofa or table falls apart which did not happen for a while.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even though I would get so bored sometimes just looking at the furniture, my favorite part comes when it is later in the evening and the employees there start to roll out trays of freshly baked chocolate chip and sugar cookies along with coffee and hot chocolate, for everyone to enjoy.

The smell of warm, buttery cookies and coffee will travel to the floor where we are, luring us all to the downstairs level where all the sweets are. Everyone would start to gather around the cookies and coffee table. I wait excitedly as one of the employees hands me a bag with a large, warm chocolate chip cookie and a cup of hot chocolate.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m the type who would take a bite of the cookie before dipping it into milk or hot chocolate. I would feel like I traveled to a different world every time I bite into a warm chocolate chip cookie, the chocolate melting into my mouth immediately. Even to this day, I feel the same way and know chocolate chip cookies will always hold a special place in my heart no matter how many times I eat them.

Is there a cookie or any other dessert that makes you feel the same way?

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here is an overview of these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!


Flour: You can make these cookies gluten-free with 1:1 gluten-free flour, substituting it with the same weight.

Sugar: To make it refined sugar-free you can use coconut sugar.

Pumpkin Puree: I used canned pumpkin puree from the 365 brand at Whole Foods. You can use any other brands of canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie!) or make your own! If you find that your pumpkin puree is too liquidy, strain the pumpkin puree before using it. This may happen if you make your own pumpkin puree or in organic canned pumpkin puree.

Chocolate Chips: I like to use vegan dark chocolate chips but feel free to use vegan milk chocolate chips or chocolate bars instead!

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


Can I make these vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies gluten-free?
Yes! Substitute the regular flour with an equal amount of gluten-free flour.

How do I store these cookies?
If you have any leftovers, store the cookies in an airtight container. You can also freeze them by letting the cookies cool completely before transferring them to an airtight container and placing it in your freezer. When you want to eat them, simply let them thaw at room temperature.

Can I make these cookies refined sugar-free?
Yes! You can substitute the sugars with coconut sugar instead!

How do I know when these cookies are done?
The edges will look crisp but the middle should be slightly soft. After you take them out from the oven, allow the cookies to cool before lifting them to allow the cookies to set.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you like these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, you might also like to try:
Vegan Chocolate Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin Cookies
Vegan Chinese Almond Cookies
Vegan Walnut Chocolate Chip Cassava Cookies

I cannot wait for you to try these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! If you do, please tag me on Instagram @_withhelen or leave a comment below letting me know you like it! Happy Baking!

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These vegan pumpkin chocolate cookies are loaded not only with all the fall spices but also tons of chocolate chips! They are easy to make and are the perfect fall sweets to have!

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 57 minutes
  • Yield: 16
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


188g (1 ½ cup) all-purpose flour

190g (1 cup) brown sugar

3g (1 tsp) baking soda 

5g (1 ½ tsp) pumpkin pie spice

¼ tsp fine sea salt

115g (1 cup) unsalted, plant-based butter, room temperature

126g (½ cup) pumpkin puree

31g (2 tbsp) unsweetened, applesauce, room temperature

170g (1 cup) vegan chocolate chips


  1. To a separate bowl, add the plant-based butter and using a hand mixer, whip the butter until smooth. Add in the pumpkin puree and applesauce and mix again.

  2. Slowly add in the flour and mix until well-combined. Fold in the vegan chocolate chips. Cover the bowl and chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheet pans with parchment paper.

  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop about 1 ½ tablespoons of the cookie dough onto your sheet pans, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.

  5. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are slightly crisp. Allow the cookies to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Keywords: vegan cookies, pumpkin cookies, vegan chocolate chips, fall baking

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