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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with sea salt are one of the best vegan pumpkin recipes. Chewy, rich, thick chocolate chip cookies made with real pumpkin. A must have on your fall baking list!

vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out stacked on two cookies

These vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are what dreams are made of.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are always a favorite, but this time I decided to use my vegan chocolate chip cookies as inspiration to make a vegan version.

These cookies are insanely buttery chewy soft and perfectly pumpkin-y. No one would guess they are vegan!

Ingredients to make vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

  • whole wheat pastry flour: or all purpose flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • pumpkin pie spice
  • brown sugar & white sugar
  • pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin): not pumpkin pie filling
  • vegan butter
  • coconut oil
  • dairy free chocolate chips: semi sweet or dark chocolate
vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out

How to make vegan pumpkin cookies

It is so easy to make vegan cookies, and they taste incredible.

Step 1: add your flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice to a mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. If you do not have whole wheat pastry flour, you can substitute all purpose flour in the same amount.

Step 2: In a separate large bowl, cream together the sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin puree, vegan butter, and coconut oil. You will measure the vegan butter and coconut oil and melt until smooth before this step.

Step 3: Add your dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, and beat to combine.

Step 4: Fold in a bag of your favorite semisweet vegan chocolate chips (I like enjoy life brand).

cookie dough in a bowl

The next step is optional, but highly recommended. Since this cookie dough is vegan, you can eat the batter! I highly suggest taking a bite or two.

Trust me on this one and just grab a spoon.

Once you finish eating cookie dough from the bowl, it’s time to bake that delicious batter into the most amazing melt in your mouth cookies.

Step 5: Drop the cookie dough by spoonfuls or roll them into balls and place on a nonstick baking sheet.

Step 6: Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for 10 – 13 minutes and remove once browned on the edges.

vegan pumpkin cookies on a plate

Step 7: Top the hot cookies immediately with sea salt flakes and place on a cooling rack. Please don’t skip this step. The flaky sea salt is the perfect way to take these vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies over the top!

If you have never tried sea salt flakes on a dessert, you will be shocked at how much it enhances the flavor!

There is a reason why salt is necessary in dessert, and that extra hit of chunky sea salt is a flavor explosion for your tastebuds.

vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out

Some of my favorite sea salt flaked desserts include Vegan Chocolate Sea Salt Pretzel Bark,  Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Almond Bark.

a hand holding a cookie with a bite taken out

I love these cookies because they pack such a huge flavor in every single bite.

The perfect soft and chewy pumpkin treat that isn’t difficult to make and so delicious that everyone will love it.

three cookies stacked on top of each other

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Yield: around 25 cookies

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookie with a bite taken out

The best vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cookies recipe made with real pumpkin. Perfect vegan dessert for fall!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (canned pumpkin)
  • 1/8 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 10 oz dairy free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Whisk flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice in a bowl until combined
  2. Measure the coconut oil and vegan butter while solid, then melt in the microwave until liquified.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the sugar, brown sugar, pumpkin, melted vegan butter, and melted coconut oil until combined
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet, beat to combine
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips
  6. Use a mini cookie scoop to pack the batter into, then drop scoops onto a baking sheet
  7. Bake the vegan pumpkin cookies at 350 degrees for 10 - 14 minutes
  8. Once done, remove from oven and top immediately with sea salt flakes

Notes

The previous version of this recipe used 1/2 cup vegan butter 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/3 cup canned pumpkin. Several readers noted the cookies were too flat so I retested the recipe with the above ingredients. Both versions are equally delicious, just different thickness 🙂

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

25

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 197mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

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