Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I put fall in a cookie!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

ENJOY.

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

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: makes 8 cookies

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.

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