Fluffy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

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Stack of vegan gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with the top one broken apart to show the texture

The perfect fall cookie does exist! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are here with the ideal amount of cozy warming spices and melty chocolate chips. They have slightly crispy edges, pillowy soft centers, and are undetectably vegan and gluten-free. Hubba hubba!

Your next fall baking adventure is just 1 bowl away! Let’s get started!

Pumpkin purée, brown sugar, gluten-free flour blend, vegan butter, almond flour, chocolate chips, baking powder, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and vanilla

How to Make Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies begin with one of the best techniques for a light and fluffy result: creaming the (vegan) butter and (brown) sugar. Next comes the pumpkin purée for a festive orange color and to add moisture for a soft cookie texture.

Using a hand mixer to combine wet ingredients

Vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and salt ensure the batter leaves no element of flavor forgotten, while baking powder helps them rise for soft and fluffy centers.

And now for the star: Our NEW gluten-free flour blend carries the dry ingredient team with a little assist from almond flour to keep the cookies moist.

Gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, spices, and baking powder in a mixing bowl over the wet ingredients

Lastly, we stir in the chocolate chips (mmm, chocolate makes everything better) and chill the dough to allow the ingredients to meld together and help the cookies hold their shape.

Bowl of pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough

Then, friends, the finish line is near. Pop them in the oven and in minutes you’ll arrive at cookie-munching central!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl and in mounds on a baking sheet

We hope you LOVE these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! They’re:

Soft with slightly crisp edges
& Perfectly sweet!

Enjoy them on their own or with a Masala Chai Latte, Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte, or glass of (dairy-free) milk.

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Stack of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a tray next to glasses of dairy-free milk

Fluffy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies made vegan and gluten-free! Packed with warming spices and perfectly crisp with soft fluffy centers. Just 1 bowl required!
Author Minimalist Baker
Stack of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies next to a glass of dairy-free milk
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 18 (Cookies)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-5 Days


  • 2/3 cup packed organic brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened vegan butter (we used Miyoko's salted)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup MB 1:1 Gluten-Free Flour Blend*
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (we like Wellbee's)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks (we used Enjoy Life)


  • In a medium mixing bowl beat together the brown sugar and softened vegan butter with an electric mixer until pale in color — about 1 minute. Next add the pumpkin purée and vanilla extract and whip again until fluffy.
  • Add gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir to fully combine. Then fold in the chocolate chips/chunks. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  • When the 30 minutes is up, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a cookie scooper (we like this one) or tablespoon to measure 1 ½ Tbsp amounts of dough. We like leaving them in a domed shape instead of flattening them. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on the baking sheet. Recipe as written makes about 18 cookies.
  • Bake for 11-14 minutes until the edges are golden and the center is soft.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to fully cool. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-5 days.



*We also tested this recipe with our DIY Gluten-Free Flour Blend and it works, but we slightly preferred the texture using our NEW 1:1 GF Blend.
*If freezing the dough for future baking, scoop the dough in step 3, then freeze for future baking. They can be baked directly from frozen.
*Prep time includes chilling.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 18 servings)

Serving: 1 cookie Calories: 151 Carbohydrates: 19.5 g Protein: 1.5 g Fat: 7.9 g Saturated Fat: 4.7 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4 g Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 111 mg Potassium: 54 mg Fiber: 1.2 g Sugar: 10.7 g Vitamin A: 694 IU Vitamin C: 0.1 mg Calcium: 33 mg Iron: 0.7 mg

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  1. Leona says

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I used half the amount of sugar and half the amount of chocolate chips and they turned out delicious!

  2. Kyle says

    I substituted applesauce for the butter and they turned out tasty. I did cook them for more like 20 minutes and probably something like 17 would have been perfect. My family enjoyed them thoroughly!

  3. Laura says

    I already ate too many of these delicious cookies. I used half date powder and half brown sugar and your flour recipe. I did have to cook them for 20 minutes but otherwise all was well.

  4. Ann says

    So yummy! Eat them warm with a glass of almond milk. I didn’t have almond flour so subbed oat flour and they tuned out great.

  5. Traci says

    I just made these for my family, and we love them!!!
    Thank you for this recipe!!!
    I used Earth Balance butter because that’s what I had in the fridge, and I used Enjoy Life chocolate chunks.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Aw, thank you SO much for the lovely review! We’re so glad you and your family enjoyed them, Traci! xo

  6. Lisa says

    These were super easy and delicious! Sometimes pumpkin spice recipes don’t land for me, but these cookies really did! Thank you!

  7. EzzaE says

    I made these today and really like them. Soft, yummy, and full of fall flavors. Thanks for always sending out such interesting recipes!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Evelyn, ground almonds are technically almond meal which can be a bit heavier than almond flour. We haven’t tried almond meal in this recipe and we suspect it might make them too dense, but we aren’t sure. Hope this helps!

  8. valerie says

    Question, can you dub out the almond flower for extra Gluten free flour? My kids have a tree nut and peanut allergy, which is such a bummer. but these look amazing!!!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Valerie, we haven’t tried this recipe without the almond flour and can’t guarantee results, but you could try using extra gluten free flour! We suggest adding small amounts of it slowly and checking the consistency of the dough to keep the mixture fluffy! You can reference the photos above for the correct texture! Hope this helps!

  9. Charmain says

    Hi! This sounds like the perfect cookie for fall—and the addition of chocolate chips to pumpkin sounds great! But I don’t follow a vegan diet. Is it safe to simply swap out the vegan ingredients (vegan butter and gluten-free flour blend) to non-vegan (real butter and all-purpose flour) without ruining the recipe? Thanks for your advice, as I’m anxious to bake!

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Charmain, we haven’t tried it, but we do think real butter and all-purpose flour might work well in this recipe in place of the vegan butter and gluten-free flour! However we do still suggest using the almond flour to get the correct texture!

      • Charmain says

        That’s great! Thanks so much for the quick response, and will note that the almond flour will keep the texture as originally meant to be. Will try it tonight! You’ve got a great website with scrumptious recipes—keep up the good work!

        • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

          Hi Jen, we haven’t tried this recipe with coconut sugar or maple syrup but we think coconut sugar should work fairly well. Let us know how it goes!

  10. Aleta Spitaleri says

    What if you are grain free – any recommendations on a GF Paleo flour that could work in this recipe (and others)?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Aleta, we haven’t tried this recipe with grain free flours and can’t guarantee results. If you do try it we suggest using slightly less grain-free flour than the suggested amount of gluten-free flour because it is much more absorbent! Hope this helps!