These Soft Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies are a cakey and delicious spiced cookie that’s loaded with chocolate! If you like softer cookies, you’ll adore these gluten-free, paleo + vegan pumpkin cookies.
Soft, cakey cookie fans – are you out there?!? This post is for you! I made you some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies that are super soft, warmly spiced, and loaded with melted chocolate chunks. I think you’re really going to like them 😃.
I’m going to be totally honest, when I tasted them, I labeled these a no-go. They weren’t exactly what I was going for, which was a crispy-edged, super chewy pumpkin chocolate chunk cookie. But then…I couldn’t stop snagging pieces of them when I walked by. Always a good sign.
So I went onto Instagram Stories to ask whether you guys had any interest in seeing a softer cookie (since it’s not usually my go-to). And well, you guys responded with a resounding YES. I got so many positive responses from the soft-cooking-loving community, so I had to share it 🙂
I ended up bringing them to Rosh Hashana dinner with my family, and they disappeared within 5 minutes of hitting the table, despite my family generally preferring crunchy/chewy things. These are delish no matter how you slice it.
You’d never guess these pumpkin cookies are gluten-free, paleo + vegan.
The recipe uses two of my favorite go-to flours: coconut and almond. Almond flour helps provide a nice texture and flavor, while the coconut flour helps soak up the extra moisture that comes from adding the pumpkin and the flax egg.
There’s a pretty decent amount of pumpkin in here too – 3/4 cup! Which is definitely what helps them get that ultra-soft, moist, cakey texture that helps them just melllttt in your mouth. Of course, along with pumpkin, you must have the pumpkin spice crew. In these, it consists of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves…mmmmm.
As usual, I recommend using chocolate chunks > chunks chips for the best results. Freshly chopped chunks are always meltier because they don’t have waxes in them, like chocolate chips do, to make them hold their shape. Melty chocolate is always the winner in my book! If soft cookies are your jam, you’re going to absolutely swoon over these. I hope you’ll give them a try. Enjoy!
If you like these Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies, try these Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Blondies, this No-Bake Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake, and these Pumpkin Spice Twix Bars!