Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Cookies are easily one of my favorite desserts, and with it being pumpkin season, making pumpkin cookies were a no-brainer! These cookies are a healthier alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies thanks to the additional fiber and vitamins in pumpkin puree. Not to mention, they are vegan, only about 100 calories each, and incredibly easy to make! That's the recipe for a perfect dessert if you ask me ;)

Chewy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

Makes 1 dozen cookies. Original recipe from Amy's Healthy Baking

Makes 1 dozen cookies. Original recipe from Amy's Healthy Baking

Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup liquid sweetener (agave, maple syrup, honey etc. no honey if strictly vegan)
  • 3 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, cornstarch, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, pumpkin, and vanilla. Stir in your sweetener of choice. Add the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips. Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325°F, and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. Drop the cookie dough into 12 rounded scoops onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly, and press the remaining chocolate chips into the tops of the cookie dough. Bake at 325°F for 15-17 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.