WIAW – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

WIAW – Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

By now you’re probably getting a little tired of all the pumpkin.  Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin breads, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere!  I think the fact that during my Whole30 I didn’t eat much pumpkin has led to my over consumption of the orange winter squash recently. When I say over consumption I mean we’ve gone through a few cans in the span of a week.  Nothing wrong with that right!?!  I mean, it is really healthy for you.  Not to mention, it’s great added to most anything in my opinion.  However one of my favorite pumpkin treats by far is a pumpkin cookie.



Before I cut out sugar, wheat and most dairy.  I used to make a pumpkin cookie that was like a soft pillowy cloud of pumpkin goodness topped with a sugary melt in your mouth glaze.  Of course I needed to create something similar but a little healthier 🙂


But with some added chocolate because let’s face it,  chocolate just makes things taste better right!?!  Plus the combination of chocolate and pumpkin is definitely a good one!


Did I mention these cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with coconut sugar and natural honey?  That’s a huge plus in my book!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup organic palm shortening (could also use organic butter)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup mini Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients except sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together sugar, pumpkin puree, eggs, palm shortening, vanilla and honey.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture then add in chocolate chips.
  5. Once mixed well, drop onto a parchment lined baking sheet and gently press down to flatten slightly.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on a wire rack then enjoy!

Of course they aren’t lasting long in our house since I have two cookie monsters living here.  Luckily they are made with clean, natural ingredients that I feel good about feeding to my little monsters.  Well, one big one and one little one 🙂


Since I did eat one of these cookies yesterday, I’m linking up with Jenn for What I Ate Wednesday!

Peas and Crayons

Don’t worry, I ate more than just a cookie.  I’m just taking a little break from photographing all my eats since I did so much of it this past month.  I’m still eating very much Whole30 based just with some added natural sweeteners.  Oh and wine… can’t forget the wine!


  • Are you a fan of pumpkin and chocolate together?   
  • Are you sick of pumpkin yet or loving it?  
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  1. I’m totally not sick of all the pumpkin yet. I think it’s just one of my favourite flavours year round. So, I’m still going with it:)
    These look awesome. I’m not a huge baked cookie fan – but I bet minus the eggs and a little nut butter, these would be awesome no bake cookies.

  2. I’m so excited to bake these today. Wahoo!! I love pumpkin and chocolate together! 🙂

  3. I’m not sick of pumpkin at all; in fact, I can’t get enough of it. This cookies sound wonderful! I love pumpkin and chocolate. Last week, I posted a recipe for pumpkin swirl brownies. So yummy!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I saw your brownies and they look amazing! I haven’t made brownies in so long so I think it’s about time 🙂

  4. I’m so excited to bake these cookies. Wahoo!! I love pumpkin and chocolate together! 🙂

  5. Surprisingly, I haven’t eaten much pumpkin. I sure do love a good pumpkin pie though.
    The pumpkin cookies look delicious! I love the combination of pumpkin and chocolate too. =)

  6. These look amazing!!!! I made pumpkin snickerdoodles over the weekend and they were so good. Though I think I may have officially overdose on pumpkin. I’ll make an exception for these cookies though 🙂

  7. Yum! Those look delicious! My favorite cookies come fall time growing up were these giant pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that we would shape and decorate to look like Jack-o-lanterns. They were oh so sweet and so far from being a healthy treat. These days I love to make them “normal sized” and replacing some of the ingredients with better for you alternatives.

  8. I don’t think I could ever get tired of Pumpkin! Pumpkin + Chocolate= Heaven

  9. They look amazing Giselle!!!

  10. I’m not sick of pumpkin yet, these sound great!!! I’m trying to eat less refined sugars and these would be a great option. Especially since pumpkin cookies are pretty much jut always amazing!

  11. sara @ fitcupcaker says:

    yum, thanks for the recipes, ive been wanting to make some more pumpkin treats, and i havent made anything paleo in a while. I am on vacation next week so I think I will try some new things in the kitchen!

  12. I’m -slowly- getting tired of pumpkin, but that definitely doesn’t mean that I’m ready to shelve it just yet… especially when chocolate is involved 😀

  13. I love how well pumpkin and chocolate go together…they are meant for one another :). I bet the combo is awesome in cookie form :).

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      It took me years to realize how good the combo is but now that I know I’m obsessed!

  14. I always love pumpkin! I would love to try this cookie recipe, except without the chocolate chips because I am weird and don’t like chocolate. I know, sinful. 😉

  15. I’m drooling over these friend! xoxo

  16. These look amazing, thanks for sharing!

  17. I have everything but almond flour. Do you think it could be replaced with something else?

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I’m sure you could use whole wheat flour instead of almond and coconut flour instead 🙂

  18. Yum!! I must try these ASAP! Another favorite of mine is chocolate chip pumpkin bread.