Oct 04

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I put fall in a cookie!

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. An easy and delicious baked good for fall! |

While I’m a mega fan of pumpkin in my baked goods, I’m not a fan of PSLs.  Please do not put pumpkin in my coffee.  Don’t do it to me! But do give me a latte and a pumpkin cookie.  I would hug you.

Sooo I’m back to life after a week of vacation.  I seriously had zero plan for a week.  I need to do that more often.  It was so refreshing.  Yesterday was spent going to the grocery store and buying pumpkin.  Then I made two pumpkin recipes.  This cookie recipe and then another recipe I’m sharing later this week.  I hope you like pumpkin.  If you don’t, just avoid the blog until Friday.

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. An easy and delicious baked good for fall! |

I’d been wanting to make a killer pumpkin cookie (with chocolate) and these are just that.  They are my new oh-hi-fall-I’m-so-happy-you-are-here recipe.  I think I will make them every October 1st and it’ll be a thing.  Actually that limits my cravings.  So instead I’ll just set a goal to make a pumpkin-infused recipe every October 1st.  That sounds like a good time.

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. An easy and delicious baked good for fall! |

These cookies are vegan.  It just kinda happened.  Mainly because I have a lot of ground flaxseed I’m trying to use up.  How many flax eggs does it take to use up several pounds of flax? I’ll let you know.  I have a plethora of flaxseed left over from ages ago when I sold those lovely black bean brownie mixes.  Geez.  Back then I had SUCH a desire to sell a physical product, but now I never wanna do that again.  That process did not go smoothly.  So here I am with containers of flaxseed taking up an entire shelf in my pantry.  Perhaps I will give them as Christmas presents.

Actually that gift would suck.  I would rather give them cookies.  Pumpkin cookies!

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. An easy and delicious baked good for fall! |

Things to know about these cookies:

-they are on the gooey-er side.  And since they are vegan you don’t have to worry about them being underbaked and an egg not cooking.  YAY, us.  

-i don’t like an overwhelming pumpkin pie spice flavor, so I only added a touch of pumpkin pie spice to these.  Enough to be like, “oh hey, this tastes like fall.” But not enough to be like, “oh hey, this tastes like a fall candle smells.” 

-they are perfect when served with a latte.


Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. An easy and delicious baked good for fall! |

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: makes 8 cookies


dry ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

wet ingredients
1 tbsp ground flaxseed + 2 tbsp water
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 tbsp vanilla

1/2 cup dark chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

First, make your flax egg by combining ground flax with water.  Set aside for at least 5 minutes.  In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients.  Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add in all wet ingredients including your flax egg.  Combine until a dough forms.  Fold in chocolate chips.  The dough will be a bit wetter than typical cookie dough.

Now wet your hands (since dough will be sticky) and roll dough into 8 balls and place on a greased baking sheet.  Use your hand to slightly flatten the ball of dough.  Add some extra chocolate chips to the top to make the cookies even prettier.  Bake for 9-15 minutes, depending on your desired doughiness level.

Vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. An easy and delicious baked good for fall! |


12 Responses to “Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It — October 4, 2016 @ 6:33 am (#)

    Ummm HELLO BEAUTIFUL. I love when cookies “accidentally” turn out vegan because then you save money on your eggs and dairy! ;) These look incredible. Let the baking commence!

  2. rachel @ athletic avocado — October 4, 2016 @ 6:39 am (#)

    These look so chewy and delicious! These sound like the perfect afternoon pick-me-up with a large glass of cashew milk :) And the batter can be eaten with a spoon, right!?

    • Kylie — October 4, 2016 @ 9:39 am (#)


  3. Katelynn — October 4, 2016 @ 7:47 am (#)

    I’m making these as soon as I get home from work!!!

    • Kylie — October 4, 2016 @ 9:39 am (#)

      Always nice having some baking to look forward to!

  4. Kori — October 4, 2016 @ 11:12 am (#)

    Oh my gosh, these look amazing. Especially with a latte! I too would rather eat my pumpkin and drink my coffee. :)

    • Kylie — October 4, 2016 @ 11:32 am (#)

      Glad to know I’m not alone:)

  5. Katie — October 4, 2016 @ 6:21 pm (#)

    Those look amazing!! And I’m l just like you…no PSL’s for me but give me a latte and a cookie (or any other delicious sweet carb) and I’m happy!! Haha!

  6. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life — October 4, 2016 @ 10:12 pm (#)

    Gah! I’m not allowed to eat because I’m having an endoscopy tomorrow! I’ll be craving these until I’m allowed to eat again, and you can be sure they’ll be one of my first post-procedure eats!

  7. Katelynn — October 5, 2016 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    Made these as promised. They were da bomb haha!

    • Kylie — October 5, 2016 @ 9:30 pm (#)


  8. Stephanie — October 7, 2016 @ 6:30 pm (#)

    These were great! Softer texture than a more traditional cookie but I loved them and so did my girls. Happy fall!

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