Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Surprise your friends with this delicious cookie with a different twist, Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies. There’s actually no pumpkin in the recipe, just the spices that makes your pumpkin pie so delicious. Pumpkin spices and cookies translates into something pretty magical!

Several chocolate chip cookies on a cutting board next to a cup of tea. A measuring cup of pumpkin spice is behind it along with more cookies.

If you love the spices of your favorite holiday pumpkin pie — nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves — but don’t want to actually add pumpkin to your cookies. I get you. Adding pumpkin to a cookie can taste great, but it definitely changes the texture of the cookie. I found that to be true in my Orange Zested Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

If you’re looking for a crispier cookie, I have an alternative for you. Leave the pumpkin out!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using brown sugar keeps these cookies soft and chewy
  • Adding lots of dark chocolate chips means there’s chocolatey goodness in every bite
  • Pumpkin spices means these cookies are truly unique and the flavor profile is outstanding!
A stack of four pumpkin spiced chocolate chip cookies sit one on top of the other. The chocolate chips are shiny because the cookies are still warm. They are sitting next to a cup of hot tea with frothed almond milk. There are more cookies sitting on a wire rack in the background.

How to Make Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies

Want to try making this delicious Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies? I hear ya’! Just follow these easy steps and you’re good to go. First, heat your oven to 350F.

In a mixing bowl combine the vegan butter with peanut butter. Use a mixer to whip together until light and fluffy.

In a separate, small bowl combine the starchy flax egg ingredients. Add to the peanut butter batter and mix to combine. Add the vanilla and sugars. Beat until fluffy.

Create a well in the middle of the batter and add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine and then fold into the rest of the batter.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, at least an inch part. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are done and lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Marly’s Tips

  • One Bowl — Make these cookies in just one bowl. Simply create a well in the middle of the dough and stir the dry ingredients together. It makes clean-up so much easier!
  • Freeze the Batter — You can also create dough balls, place them on a tray in the freezer and once frozen, place them in a plastic freezer bag. Then you can make them one batch at a time if you’d like.
  • Bonus House Presentation Tip: When having folks over, keep some frozen cookie dough balls on-hand and then bake a batch before everyone shows up. There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked cookies!
  • Bakery Shop Presentation — Reserve a few chocolate chips to press onto the top of each cookie dough ball before baking. That way each baked cookie will be topped with lots of delicious chocolate chips!
  • Making Tender Cookies — Be sure not to overbake these cookies. You want them slightly crispy on the outside, but nice and gooey on the inside. I’d say between 9-10 minutes should do it. If you’re like me and get easily distracted, don’t forget to set a timer!
Two chocolate chip cookies are on a wooden cutting board, sitting beside a cup of hot tea with steamed almond milk. There's a white kitchen towel with blue stripes underneath. A white measuring cup has more pumpkin spice. There's a wire rack in the background with more cookies.

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Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies for your holiday baking

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies

Surprise your friends with these delicious Pumpkin Spiced Chocolate Chip Cookies. The surprise? There’s no pumpkin involved, just the amazing spices!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 32 Cookies
Calories: 173kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 starchy flax egg 1 T ground flax seeds, 1 T cornstarch, 3 T water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Heat your oven to 350F.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the vegan butter with peanut butter. Use a mixer to whip together until light and fluffy.
  • In a separate, small bowl combine the starchy flax egg ingredients. Add to the peanut butter batter and mix to combine. Add the vanilla and sugars. Beat until fluffy.
  • Create a well in the middle of the batter and add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine and then fold into the rest of the batter.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, at least an inch part. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are done and lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store in an airtight container.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 115mg5%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 5IU0%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

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