Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Recipe


Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Since it’s officially pumpkin time. Well in my house that is what I call it, as soon as mid September hits I think it’s pumpkin time and I’m surprised they haven’t changed October to Pumpkin yet, well I guess that would get confusing.s. I always look forward to “pumpkin time of year” there are so many things to make with pumpkin and with the aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and clover all around it’s just happy-happy time!

If you are thinking here is another gooey pumpkin cookie, that is bland and just so-so, well I’m happy to say…Not true!

I do not like overly moist gooey pumpkin items. I do like moist cookies, but often I find when pumpkin is added in, they loose all texture and greatness and just remind me of some basic pumpkin bread. Not that there is anything wrong with pumpkin bread, I just don’t think pumpkin cookies should have a pumpkin bread texture.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies (Printable)

4 T softened Butter

1/2 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 1/2 cups oats (not instant)

roasted shelled and salted Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Beat butter and sugars until creamy then add pumpkin, eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Stir in oats. Use a 2 tablespoon scoop to form balls, place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Arrange Pepitos on top of each cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes until cookies appear golden and are firm but not gooey on outside.

(adapted from Quaker Vanishing Cookie Recipe)

If you like pumpkin as much as me, here are some other pumpkin recipes you may enjoy

Pumpkin Cheesecake Cobbler

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Dip great with ginger snaps and pretzels.



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  1. 1

    Would love to try one of these – the pepitos on top got me!

  2. 2

    I’m actually eating an oatmeal raisin cookie while I’m reading this and wishing that I had some of your pumpkin oatmeal cookies. Honestly, I wish I had some of everything you’ve made with pumpkin!

  3. 3

    I love the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove too, it just fills the house with warmth when you are baking.

  4. 4

    These are calling my name and now!

  5. 5

    I saw someone tweet about these and had to check them out. They sound wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  6. 6

    I SO agree with everything you said. I keep trying pumpkin cookies, but most of the time they come out too bread-like. It looks like you did it! These look chewy and…well…cookie-like. Can’t wait to try them. I made your pumpkin dip last year and loved it!

  7. 7

    I’m liking this recipe!!!

  8. 8
    Valentina says:

    yes, pumpkin season is the best! these cookies look so yummy — perfect with a cup of chai tea! 😉

  9. 9

    Great idea putting oatmeal cookies with pumpkin!

  10. 10

    JUST what I was looking for! I agree with you about the texture, and I love that it has oats!

  11. 11

    These look beautiful and sound super tasty!! Can’t wait to try these!!!

  12. 12

    I love oatmeal cookies and I love pumpkin! I love the two together!

  13. 13

    Would really love to try this upon seeing the outcome of the cookie. It looks lovely thus I want to know the taste of this cookie. Thanks a lot for the recipe.


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