Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake Cookies

Holy moly what a week it has been.  I walked into work on Friday having no idea when my last day of work as a United States Marine would be, and I left Friday afternoon knowing I would never have to wear the uniform again.  From the bottom of my heart, I want to thank each and everyone of you who have responded to my Facebook posts, emails, and Instagram posts about my separation for all your kind words of encouragement and support.  It is really a tough pill to swallow changing cold turkey from a career and lifestyle you have lived for 12 years to the exact opposite, but I can tell you I am saving a boat load of money on razors.  I haven’t shaved once since I left work and operation caveman is in full effect.  I will post some status pictures for you soon, but unfortunately I do have to shave one more time on May 20th to go pick up my DD-214 which will prove my end of service.  Oh well, we can get a nice 30 day caveman preview before then.  So anyways, I added the contribute button back to my site on the right sidebar in case anyone is feeling thankful for anything my site has provided you (and I received a few emails telling me I need to put it back up since people appreciate me and want to show me by supporting me).  So once again thank you.  I feel like I could write thank you out thousands of times and it would never show my true level of appreciation for all you awesome readers.


So I am sure you are sick of my blabbing and sappiness by now so we can get to the recipe.  Truth is, most of you already scrolled down anyways so I hope you love this recipe.  I purposely made this to have a cake like consistency because I am experimenting with making whoopee pies out of them.  Is your interest peaked?  If you want me to continue to work on those and get a recipe, just leave me a comment letting me know and I will see what I can do.  Oh and I am sure I am going to get 15 comments or so asking if anyone can sub the coconut flour in this one, and the answer is no.  You need it in this recipe to absorb all the moisture and give it the consistency I achieved.


OMGosh I almost forgot.  Do you see this absolutely gorgeous platter that the cookies are on?  Amazing right, well that’s because it was picked out by my amazing pseudo Mom, Stacy from Paleo Parents.  I don’t know why, but she decided to send me this awesome gift just because and that just adds to her level of awesome.  I mean Matt is cool as hell too, but me and Stacy have bonded since I told her I sat in front of the television watching chick flicks, drinking wine, and eating her cookie dough recipe when I was having a down moment.  She supported me in my dark hour by feeding me more and for that I love her.  Not the only reason, just one.  Oh and before I forget, last night I also recorded a podcast with her which will be released soon.  It is a deep one with tons of emotions on body image issues and eating disorders but we are hoping it helps anyone struggling through their issues.  You can find it HERE and make sure you leave a review on iTunes.  If you have only been following me for a short time you can also read my post on my eating disorder which prompted my appearance on the show HERE.


No more talking, just recipe time.  I just didn’t feel like leaving two pictures in a row without something breaking them up.  So that is the point of this pointless section of words.  Haha, no for real go make this and enjoy.  Have an awesome day.



4.9 from 28 reviews
Pumpkin Cake Cookies with Chocolate Chips
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Serves: 20
  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Combine your pumpkin, coconut oil, eggs, vanilla and honey in a stand mixer or large mixing bowl and mix well
  3. Sift the coconut flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and baking powder together
  4. Add the sifted flour and spices to the pumpkin puree and mix well until all clumps are gone
  5. Fold in your chocolate chips and ensure an even distribution of all the ingredients
  6. Scoop out your cookies in a large tablespoon onto a parchment lined baking sheet
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the bottoms are done
  8. These cookies are supposed to be cake like so they won't cook like normal cookies
  9. Serve warm or store in an airtight container for 3 days
If you can not buy gluten free baking powder, you can make it yourself. You just combine 1 teaspoon baking soda to 2 teaspoons cream of tartar. You have to use it right away as it won't store without the cornstarch.

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  1. I made these without the chocolate chips and less baking powder and mine turned out so good! I also didn’t have a cookie sheet(broke college student) so I used a brownie pan and they turned out delicious. Mine came out tasting more like pumpkin pie than it did cookies which is what I was originally planning to bake. You should post a recipe for pumpkin pie!

  2. As a poor college student… may I substitute pumpkin pie spice for the spices listed? If so, how much would you recommend using?


  3. Hello there! A little behind the actual blog-time, but just wanted to let you know that I made these for a slew of “ew, paleo?!?” college students and they absolutely GOBBLED them up. So popular that I’m make another batch tonight instead of studying, and saving half for myself (shhhh). Thank you for this!!

  4. Thank you for your service, George! My girls (4,2 and 7 months) are making these cookies right now to celebrate our military man. Can’t wait to see how they taste and from our veteran family to yours-Happy Veteran’s Day!

  5. hi, i made a double batch, and as i was about to mix it all up, i realized i forgot to the double the eggs. so i waited until i mixed it all up, then added one more egg so in total their was 7 eggs. i also used white chocolate chips, and didn’t add the gluten free because i did not have it, or the stuff to make it. and they still turned out perfect! thanks so much :) definitely making them again soon

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