Recipe + Photos by Samantha Scott

There is something so cozy about a freshly baked cookie. Follow this recipe below for a delicious vegan cookie that’s perfect for your next party, dessert or warm snack!


  • ½ cup melted coconut oil or vegan butter
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¾ cup brown sugar – You can use light or dark. The cookies will just be lighter or darker in color based on your preference.
  • ¼ cup organic white sugar
  • 1 ⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cups of vegan chocolate chips – ½ cup should be added to the dough, ¼ cup set aside for topping
  • Pecans, walnuts or your favorite nut.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla (add in with wet ingredients step)
  • Dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips
  • Vegan white chocolate chips


  • To begin, add your melted coconut oil, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, and organic white sugar to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until combined.
  • Next, add in the flour, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt, and baking soda. The flour should be added first and then add the other ingredients on top. Mix together until a smooth but semi-sticky dough forms. 
  • Fold in ½ cup of the chocolate chips (or other add-in ingredients) using a spoon or spatula until evenly distributed through the dough.
  • Cover the bowl of cookie dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour. This helps the dough form a better flavor. You can chill the dough for even 24 hours before baking if preferred.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F and cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Take the dough out of the fridge and use a cookie scoop to scoop 1.5 tbsp sized cookies onto the baking pan (40-45 grams). Leave a couple of inches between each cookie as they will spread some while baking. Flatten each cookie a bit with a spoon or your palm. Take the chocolate chips that were set aside and add 3-5 chips to the top of each cookie. 
  • Put cookies in the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes until the edges are brown and the tops are no longer glossy.
  • Remove the tray from the oven.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. Then, remove from the tray and place onto a wire rack to finish cooling or eat right away for warm and gooey cookies. Enjoy!


  • If you’re not a fan of the taste of coconut oil, you can use refined coconut oil, which doesn’t have the taste of coconut at all! Melted vegan butter can also work as a substitute. 
  • Cookies are best enjoyed on the day of baking. Keep leftovers in a closed container at room temperature up to 5 days or store in the freezer between sheets of parchment paper for up to 1 month.

Suggested Vegan Action Certified Products to try with this recipe

  • Garden of Life’s Coconut Oil 
  • In The Raw Sugar