Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! These classic cookies are perfectly moist and pillowy soft. (Dairy-Free)

Fall just isn’t fall without pumpkin and chocolate chips. The pumpkin and chocolate chip combination has graced the pages of this blog many times (my favorite is here!).

A few years ago I made these paleo pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. They are delicious!

This new version is not paleo, but also delicious! They taste just like the classic pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I grew up eating.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is the kind of recipe you can fearlessly make for a big group, party, or gathering of friends and nobody will even notice the cookies are gluten-free.

I love healthier  versions of my favorites, but sometimes I just want something that tastes like the classic. These cookies are the real deal!

For these cookies you can either use my gluten-free flour blend or a store-bought gluten-free all-purpose blend. Lately I’ve been loving King Arthur Flour 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Flour! These cookies are super easy to make. They will also make your kitchen smell like a fall dream.

My 4-year-old and I made these cookies last week and brought some to our neighbors and family members, all with rave reviews!

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! These classic cookies are perfectly moist and pillowy soft. (Dairy-Free)

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Tips for Gluten-Free Cookies

For the ideal texture – be sure to bake these cookies for the full time until they are set.

Be sure the gluten-free all-purpose flour blend you use contains xanthan gum or another binder.

If you don’t have coconut oil you can use vegetable oil or any other liquid oil.

Like most gluten-free cookies, these are best eaten the day they are made, although leftovers can be stored in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Classic Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies {Dairy-Free}


  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

Description

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! These classic cookies are perfectly moist and pillowy soft.

If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand use 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free 1-to-1 flour blend
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (see note)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and pumpkin on medium-high speed for 2-3 minutes until light and incorporated. With the mixer running on low, slowly drizzle in coconut oil in a steady stream. Add the vanilla and mix until incorporated.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix to to fully combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a cookie scoop, scoop 1 1/2 tablespoon-sized mounds onto the baking sheets. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until set. (Do not under-bake or the cookies will be too wet.) Like most gluten-free cookies, these are best eaten the day they are made, although leftovers can be stored in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe also works great with Erin’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend and 1/2 teaspoon of added xanthan gum.