Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Light and fluffy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies that are so easy to make and only takes one ingredient swap to make vegan!

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I am bringing an old post forward today with updated photos because I just cannot stop this pumpkin trend! I won't I won't I won't! And no one can stop me! ;)

I made these cookies last year when we were living in New Zealand still (I can't believe that was only last year!!) and they were such a huge hit! Vegan and all!

They were so good that the hubs begged me for them this year. He felt bad that they were already here on the blog so I couldnt make a blog post out of them.

Luckily the pictures were less than par, so I was able to kill two birds with one stone! (I hate that saying btw, but I dont think you'd get the new saying the hubs and I came up with lol).

And I am sorry about the updated photos if you are coming to this post from an old Pin, but I really don't want to be showing off those old photos anymore. I hope you'll forgive me for the update.

When I made these last year, I used homemade pumpkin puree, which I posted here on the blog, and is really quite simple to make, but lately I've been leaning toward the lazy side of life and buying the canned version. So feel free to take whichever route you prefer!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Carla's Confections #vegan #pumpkincookies #recipe

These cookies are so soft and pillow-y and the reason they are basically vegan is because they are eggless and dairy-less. If you want to make them fully vegan, simply eliminate the chocolate chips, or replace them with vegan chocolate chips! Easy peasy and uber delish!

You'll make all your friends happy, despite their eating habits!

And you'll probably make new friends too.

Just saying.

This is the time of year to bring on the extra friends right? That means more pressies and baked goodies during the holidays.

I have my priorities in check - this I know.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Carla's Confections #vegan #pumpkinchocolatechip #pumpkincookies #recipe

If these cookies were good enough for us to make them two years in a row, you definitely need to get onto making it soon! You certainly will not regret it!

And make sure to send any extras my way. Although I'm sure you won't have any. ;)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | Carla's Confections #vegan #pumpkincookies #recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan adaptable) | Printable Recipe

makes about 3 dozen cookies


-1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1 1/2 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
-1 cup packed brown sugar
-1/2 cup sunflower oil
-1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree (or roughly 1 1/2 cups homemade puree)
-1/4 cup applesauce
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 cup chocolate chips (or vegan chocolate chips)


1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Combine the sunflower oil and brown sugar in a bowl and whisk until combined. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk together.

2. In the bowl of the sugar and oil, add the pumpkin puree and mix until combined. Add applesauce and vanilla and combine. Add the flour mixture small amounts at a time until fully incorporated. Add chocolate chips.

3. Using a cookie scoop, drop cookie batter on a parchment/baking paper covered baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until just starting to crack on top.

4. Let cool or eat warm. Enjoy!

© Carla's Confections 2012

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  1. I have never had pumkin cookies! I really wish you were my neighbour so i could help you finsh all these fantastic looking treats! Although I am sure Matty gobbled them up! ha ha!

    1. Haha that would be great! Yes Matty did eat them all up though. Hes so lucky to be married to a baker ;) You need to make these sometime though!

  2. Oh I certainly did gobble these up!! They are SO soft and amazing. The perfect autumn treat! Usually I finish the treat before the post gets up (shame on me) and then I read the post and it makes me want it again!! Luckily this time I still had some pumpkin cookies left so right after I read this post I grabbed a few more and devoured them haha!!

  3. I would make these but with vegan chocolate chips from Whole Foods :)

  4. Where do you get all your amazing talent. You bake, you write, you're cute. Oh to be so lucky. Matty, what a life you live!

  5. Yum! These look wonderful, I will be trying them out very soon. Although I will get funky looks from my roommates since it is very hot here in Michigan..but I don't care I love pumpkin. I was wondering if you can substitute the sunflower oil to another oil?

    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by! I really hope you enjoy them, even if you get funky looks ;) It will be worth it! I love pumpkin too! You can certainly substitute another oil, such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or any other that you wish. Some like olive oil will give it a distinct taste, so you may want to steer clear of those, but it is up to you really :) I hope you make and enjoy them!!!

  6. I have plenty of vegan chocolate chips at my house!

    1. Good! Im really glad :) I hope these work out for you and taste amazing! :D

  7. Love pumpkin cookies!! Definitely a fav part about pumpkin season :)


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