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Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

15 Comments 02 December 2012

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I have a very special cookie to share with you. It’s a special cookie because I created it for a very special event. I’m not a baker. You’ll notice there are very few cookies on my recipe list. I love them, but I don’t dare bake them often! Truly, I just don’t have the patience to learn the chemistry involved in baking. Baking well. But this is a special occasion. And it’s for a very special cause. (Yes, I’m quite aware that I used the word special five times, now six.)

My friend Sunny from And Love It Too asked me to participate in  the Kitchenaid’s Pass the Plate event through BeBetsy.  Not only is it so much fun to receive a plate of homemade cookies in the mail on a gorgeous plate, but every time the plate is registered and passed, Kitchenaid donates $5 to Susan G. Koman for the Cure ®. Eat homemade cookies and support breast cancer research and awareness? Absolutely! My mom is a breast cancer survivor, and I’m so incredibly thankful for all the research that went into her treatment. Praise God she is 9 years cancer free!

I received these delicious Vegan Carrot Cake Coconut Macaroons with Maple Cream Glaze from Sunny. And I’m passing the plate on to Debi of Hunter’s Lyonesse with these Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

I hope they arrive safely.

And without cat hair!

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Heather


  • 2 c. almond flour
  • 1/2 c. pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c. coconut oil, slightly melted
  • 1/3 c. coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 T. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 c. dairy free chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life Semi Sweet Chocolate Mega Chunks)


1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl.

3. Place spoonfuls of batter on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

5. Cool on a wire rack.

Yields 1 1/2 – 2 dozen depending on size of cookie

I promise, Debi. I took them away as soon as he jumped on the table!

Hey, wait! Are those all for Debi? Can’t I have one?

Readers, dish!

  • If you could pass a plate of cookies to a friend anywhere in the world, who would it be?
  • What kind would you send them?
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15 Comments so far

  1. Elizabete says:

    It’s a great idea to bake cookies and support breast cancer research at once, great that your mom is okay now, may she always stay healthy!
    Otherwise, the cookies look delicious, i have seen a lot of great recipes with almond flour, but haven’t tried any yet, hard to find that flour…

  2. Johnna says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Can’t wait to try them. My favorite cookies to send in the mail are an oatmeal cranberry toffee chocolate. I’ll be sending some to my sister soon!

  3. mjskit says:

    Congratulations on baking cookies! Pass the Plate inspired me to do the same. :) Love your vegan pumpkin cookies and just quite awesome cookies coming from a non-baker! Thanks for joining us in Pass the Plate and supporting such a great cause!

  4. Debi says:

    Aw! I’m not afraid of a little cat hair. 😀 We had two cats so they were always trying to get to our food. Besides, it’s a good sign that the cookies are good if the cat is after them!

  5. amber says:

    Hi Heather,

    Ooo, these cookies look amazing! I have some roasted pumpkin that I NEED to use. And I wanted to do something for the kids, and so this will be perfect! I love the color too. I have some BOB’s flour in the fridge..I will let you know how it turns out.

    And I love how your kitty is eyeing those cookies. That made me smile tonight.

    Hope you’re well lovely lady. So darn busy on this end. We have 30 days to make a bunch of improvements on the house we just purchased, so it’s going to be such an adventure. Not a lot of time for blogging, but hoping once we are in the house after the Holiday I will have a better schedule.


  6. These look wonderful, Heather! I cannot wait to see what Debi creates. xoxo

  7. Heidi says:

    Doesn’t almond flour make everything better? Yum! Thanks for linking up on Gluten-Free Monday at

  8. Denise says:

    Hi! Nice to meet you! Thank you Heather for your wonderful cookies and for your efforts, it is appreciated! The very best to you and hugs from BeBetsy! ~ Sharon & Denise

  9. Beautiful cookies Heather. My mom had breast cancer too. Unfortunately, not as fortunate as yours though. What a great cause to support.

  10. Rogene says:

    Nothing goes together better than chocolate and pumpkin. I have a similar recipe we love.

  11. These look so good ;DD YUM!


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