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Gluten-Free Soft Puff Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

I came up with this recipe after a member of my Gluten Free Secrets Tips & Tricks Facebook group requested a recipe for soft, puffy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. These gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are the perfect mix of cookie and cake. They are soft, puffy, packed with pumpkin spice flavor and lots of chocolate chips — the perfect fall treat.

If you would like to make these gluten-free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies lower in sugar, you can use raw coconut sugar or maple sugar, which both have a lower glycemic index. Because these cookies are on the cakey side, they will work well with monk fruit, stevia or other granulated sugar replacements. If you need to replace the egg, aquafaba or flax egg will work well in this recipe.

This recipe will work with any 1:1 gluten-free flour blend that you can buy in the store, as well as my homemade 1:1 flour mixes. 


gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Gluten-Free Soft Puff Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, dairy free, gluten free
Keyword: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cookies, Pumpkin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 22
Calories: 178 kcal
Author: Alina Eisenhauer

Soft and puffy, these cookies are almost more like little cakes than cookies. Loaded with pumpkin, spices and chocolate, they are the perfect fall treat.



  • 260 grams 1:1 gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, ground
  • teaspoon cloves, ground
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 200 grams light brown sugar (can sub coconut or maple sugar)
  • 85 grams neutral oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 280 grams canned pumpkin puree
  • 255 grams semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and salt; set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, blend the brown sugar and neutral oil until combined.

  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla, then blend in the pumpkin puree.

  4. Add in flour mixture to the wet ingredients, and mix just until nearly combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

  5. With a rubber spatula, fold in chocolate chips to evenly combine.
  6. Set batter aside to rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  8. Drop dough two tablespoons at a time (using a medium cookie dough scoop or a large spoon) onto your prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies two inches apart.

  9. Bake in preheated oven about 12 - 15 minutes, until cookies are nearly set.

  10. Allow to cool several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  11. Store in a single layer in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Soft Puff Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 ea)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1786IU36%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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