Desserts

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the only recipe you need this Fall season. These cookies are perfectly pillowy, fluffy and filled with a lovely nutty taste and aroma from the browned butter.

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eight pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sitting on a plate that's on top of a linen towel with three pumpkins on the right side.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy, sweet and absolutely delicious.
  • They are made with brown butter which is what sets this recipe apart from the rest.
  • The brown butter gives these cookies a delicious nutty flavor and aroma.
  • These cookies are fluffy, pillowy and amazingly chewy.
  • Filled with pumpkin pure and pumpkin spices.
  • As written, this recipe is gluten free, grain free and can easily be made dairy free.
  • A cookie recipe that will be loved by the entire family.
  • Comes together in roughly 30 minutes.
  • Check out almond flour chocolate chip cookies for another great gluten free recipe

Ingredients And Substitutions

These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Scroll down to the recipe card for a full list of ingredients and instructions.

What really sets this cookie recipe apart from the rest is the brown butter. You can skip this part if desired, but I strongly encourage you to do it.

I used coconut sugar for this recipe, but you can also use brown sugar if preferred.

White cane sugar mixed with the coconut sugar is what will help gives these cookies their fluffy texture. You can use organic or regular cane sugar.

A touch of vanilla extract makes any baked good so much better.

Use canned pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling.

To keep this recipe gluten free, use a gluten free flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur’s, otherwise, all purpose flour will work great. I have not tested this recipe with oat flour, almond flour or coconut flour.

A touch of salt helps balance out all the flavors.

Baking powder helps give these cookies a fluffy and pillowy texture.

Pumpkin pie spice adds a lovely fall flavor, if you don’t have or can’t find this seasoning, then use extra cinnamon.

Use dairy free or regular milk or dark chocolate chips. I recommend using mini chocolate chips for cookies because it’s much easier to incorporate into the batter to ensure each bite is filled with melted chocolate chips.

all the ingredients that you need to make these gluten free pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

What is, and how do you brown butter

Brown butter is melted butter that has a lovely nutty, bold flavor and aroma. It’s a classic French staple in the kitchen that elevates both sweet and savory dishes.

With just one simple ingredient and about 10 minutes of time, you’ll have an amazing ingredient that can be used over pasta, meat, veggies or in desserts like this one.

  1. You can use unsalted or salted butter, my personal favorite is Kerry Gold’s Irish Butter, but make sure it’s cut into chunks, about 1 tbsp in size so it cooks evenly. Take the butter out of the fridge about 20-30 minutes before starting.
  2. It’s recommended to use a light-colored pan so you can see when the butter has browned, you can use a dark colored pan, but watch it carefully so you don’t burn the butter.
  3. Add the cubed butter to a pan over medium to low heat and allow it to melt, stirring occasionally. Use a wooden spoon, spatula or whisk to keep mixing the ingredients. In about 5-8 minutes the butter will first sizzle, foam and then turn brown. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before using in a recipe.

How To Make

ONE: Start by browning the butter on the stovetop in a medium saucepan or skillet on medium to low heat. When ready, add the browned butter to a mixing bowl with the coconut and cane sugar. Mix with the whisk attachment for about 1-2 minutes on medium speed to really incorporate the ingredients.

TWO: Next, add in the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree and mix once more.

THREE: When ready, add in the gluten free flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Use the paddle attachment to mix the ingredient until they are just combined. Some flour showing is ok. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix once more.

FOUR: Cover the cookie dough and place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes. Use a double cookie scoop to scoop the batter and roll into a ball. Flatten with the palm of your hands and place on a prepared baking sheet that’s lined with parchment paper. Top with more chocolate chips if desired and bake.

FIVE: Let the cookies cool slightly before moving to a cooling rack and enjoy.

a close up shot of the baked gluten free pumpkin chocolate chips cookies.

Tips And Tricks

Browning the butter takes an additional 10 minutes, it’s not required but strongly recommended as it’s what set this recipe apart from the rest.

Use a light colored pan to brown the butter if you can, otherwise, watch the butter carefully so that it doesn’t burn.

Use mini chocolate chips for a more uniformed chocolate chip cookie.

Add more chocolate chips on top before baking if desired.

How To Serve And Store

Serve these Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with a cup of coffee, tea or glass of milk. Enjoy as soon as they are cool enough to handle, at room temperature, or warm them up in the microwave or air fryer if desired.

Store these cookies in an airtight container on the counter and enjoy within 3-4 days.

Taste And Texture

These Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies taste nutty and have a caramel like flavor. You get gooey melted chocolate chips in eat bite and a touch of pumpkin pie spice.

The texture is fluffy, chewy and absolutely delicious.

a hand holding the pumpkin chocolate chip cookie to show the texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to brown the butter or can I just use room temperature butter?

You definitely don’t have to brown the butter, but I strongly encourage it as it’s what really sets this cookie recipe apart from the rest.

Can I use all purpose flour instead of gluten free flour blend?

Yes, but this recipe won’t be gluten free anymore.

Can I use a different flour like almond or coconut?

No, unfortunately those flours are not a 1:1 substitute for gluten free flour blend.

Other Recipes You May Like

If you make these Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, I would really appreciate a comment and rating down below, under the recipe card. Don’t forget to take a picture and tag me over on InstagramTiktok or Pinterest!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are the only recipe you need this Fall season. These cookies are perfectly pillowy, fluffy and filled with a lovely nutty taste and aroma from the browned butter.
5 based on 2 reviews
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PREP TIME:
45 minutes
COOK TIME:
12 minutes
TOTAL TIME:
1 hour
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, browned 
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar 
  • 1/3 cup white sugar 
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 
  • 1.5 cups gluten free flour blend, can sub all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 cup dairy free or regular mini chocolate chips 

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Directions

  1. Start by browning the butter on the stovetop in a medium saucepan or skillet on medium to low heat. When ready, add the browned butter to a mixing bowl with the coconut and cane sugar. Mix with the whisk attachment for about 1-2 minutes on medium speed to really incorporate the ingredients. 
  2. Next, add in the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree and mix once more. 
  3. When ready, add in the gluten free flour, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon. Use the paddle attachment to mix the ingredients until they are just combined. Some flour showing is ok. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix once more. 
  4. Cover the cookie dough and place in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes. 
  5. When ready, preheat the oven to 375F and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. 
  6. Then, using a double cookie scoop to scoop the batter and roll into a ball. Flatten with the palm of your hands and place on the prepared baking sheet, top with more chocolate chips if desired and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Let the cookies cool for roughly 5-10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack and enjoy. 

Notes

  • Browning the butter takes an additional 10 minutes, it's not required but strongly recommended as it's what set this recipe apart from the rest.
  • Use a light colored pan to brown the butter if you can, otherwise, watch the butter carefully so that it doesn't burn.
  • Use mini chocolate chips for a more uniformed chocolate chip cookie.
  • Add more chocolate chips on top before baking if desired.

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These pumpkin cookies have such a warm, perfect fall flavor – you can really taste the yummy pumpkin pie spices. I also recommend taking the time to brown the butter! I use the Kerrygold Irish butter and it has the richest flavor, especially when browned! Cookies are gooey on the inside and still soft on the outside. Yum!

Hi Reem! i’m so glad you enjoyed them!! the brown butter definitely takes them to the next level. Thanks so much for your rating and comment 🙂

This looks delicious!! I don’t see any recipe amounts? Just ingredients

Hi Jaylyn! Thanks for letting me know, it looks like there was a little glitch, can you please refresh your page and let me know if you’re still having issues 🙂