Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Erin Collins
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 1 dozen


Soft, moist, grain-free, spiced pumpkin cookies full of chocolate chunks. A fall classic.


  • 1/4 cup organic palm shortening or butter (I use the brand Spectrum or Tropical Traditions)
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the palm shortening, coconut oil, and coconut sugar until light and fluffy. Add the pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla and blend until smooth.
  • If your coconut and almond flour and lumpy, as mine often are, sift them together before adding them to the mixture. Add all the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will look wet.
  • Scoop the cookie dough onto the baking sheet. With wet hands, slightly flatten each cookie as they will not spread much during baking. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Cool on the tray for 5 minutes. Enjoy!