Vegan Halloween Cookies With Pumpkin

Vegan Halloween Cookies, with pumpkin on a rack with a candle pinit

Looking for an easy party hit? Why not try vegan Halloween cookies for your next fall gathering or party? Cookies accompany activities like watching a spooky movie like Hocus Pocus perfectly.

These cookies are easy to make and delicious and only require one bowl.

What You’ll Need

For this recipe, you’ll need a few ingredients that you may already have in your home. Unless it isn’t the fall season, you may not have pumpkins lying around, but who says pumpkins can only be used in the fall? Pumpkin flavor can be enjoyed all year round! I said what I said.

Here are some things you’ll need

  • Pumpkin puree to give these cookies their delicious pumpkin flavor.
  • Brown sugar in cooking brown sugar helps to give these cookies a lovely molasses-like flavor. It also helps make these cookies nice and chewy.
  • Vegan chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life. If you don’t have chocolate chips you could even cut up a vegan chocolate bar and make it “Vegan Chocolate Chunk Pumpkin Cookies”
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg to add a little bit of fall spice to these cookies

How to Make

Making these vegan Halloween cookies is easy and great for beginners and people who like to cut corners when baking but still have their recipe turned out.

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Dry ingredients first! (I use a hand mixer to speed up the process.)
  • Add that delicious pumpkin flavor using our pumpkin puree
  • Mix in your chocolate chips gently
  • Bake for about 12 minutes in the oven at 375F
  • Eat cookies alone or dip them in milk. My favorite is this 4-ingredient homemade almond milk.


There are a few variations that you can use to make this recipe your own. Here are a few popular swaps for these cookies.

Gluten-Free: If you want to make these gluten-free, you can use a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend instead of all-purpose flour

Chocolate Chunks: as I mentioned above, if you don’t have chocolate chips on hand, no problem! Chop up a vegan chocolate bar and use those chunks instead.

Swap out Pumpkin: If you don’t like pumpkin or can’t have it, try using sweet potato puree instead.

How to Store The Cookies

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. I like to store mine in the fridge, but that’s just me. If you live somewhere with higher humidity, keeping these in the fridge is best so they don’t get too soft.

Vegan Halloween Cookies With Pumpkin

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 12 min Total Time 22 mins
Cooking Temp: 375  °F Servings: 20



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F and line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat to prevent sticking.

  2. In a large bowl, add flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Mix until combined.

  3. Next, add the pumpkin puree, melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix all the ingredients until a batter starts to form. You can use a hand mixer or do it all by hand. Once everything is combined, gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  4. Scoop out the batter and place it onto the prepared baking sheet using a cookie scoop. The cookies don't spread too much, so aim to have them about 1 inch apart. You will likely have enough batter for 2-3 sheets, depending on the size of your cookies and baking sheet.

  5. Bake the dough for about 12 minutes or until they are soft to the touch and almost golden brown.

  6. Remove them from the oven and place them on a cooling rack or eat them piping hot, don't burn your mouth!


If you want to add nuts to this, you can add chopped walnuts. They taste great in this recipe.

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Rhyan Geiger

Registered Dietitian

Hi, I'm Rhyan an award-winning vegan dietitian in Phoenix, Arizona. I created this food blog as an offshoot of my company Phoenix Vegan Dietitian. Here at First Time Vegan, I share recipes that are easy and vegan. Grab a hot tea and stay a while. 

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