Easy gluten free chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are a favorite fall recipe. They’re full of pumpkin spice flavor and studded with chocolate chips.
It’s finally Pumpkin Spice Season, aka Fall! If you’re “basic” like me and love all things pumpkin spice, these gluten free chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are a must-make.
They’re full (enough) of pumpkin spice flavor, pumpkin puree, and loaded with chocolate chips. What’s not to love?!
These gluten free chocolate chip pumpkin cookies are based off of one of my favorite fall cookies, gluten free pumpkin cookies with cream cheese frosting. OHMYHEAVEN.
With a couple quick tweaks, you’re satisfying two cravings in one – pumpkin spice and chocolate. I reduced the amount of pumpkin spice in these because my personal preference is for less spice when chocolate’s involved.
However, if you want full-on pumpkin spice cookies, make them with 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice instead of 1 teaspoon.
As far as the chocolate goes, I recommend using semi-sweet chocolate chips in these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. If you prefer using chopped chocolate or chocolate chunks, feel free to do so.
I don’t flatten these pumpkin chocolate chip cookies before baking them in the oven. I prefer to keep them nice and mounded, in the exact same shape as they came out of the cookie scoop.
The result is a pillow-y soft cake-like pumpkin cookie. It literally just melts right in your mouth as you take a bite, which, in my opinion, is the ideal gluten free pumpkin cookie.
I’d rather save the chewy, bakery-style cookie for my gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Each cookie really has its own ideal texture. Like gluten free sugar cookies - they need to be soft in the middle with crisp bottoms.
So, if you’re looking for crispy or chewy pumpkin cookies, this isn’t the recipe for you. On the other hand, my pumpkin cake loving friends, you’re home. Welcome to my pumpkin spice kitchen ;-)
This recipe makes about 35 cookies when you use a medium scoop (1 ½ tablespoons). The yield will depend on whether you over-fill your cookie scoop or level it off. And feel free to press additional chocolate chips into the tops of the cookies before baking.
A little extra chocolate is never a bad idea. Enjoy!
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