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