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A stack of 3 soft and chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Lil' Luna
These pumpkin oatmeal cookies are extra soft and chewy, filled with cinnamon and just the right amount of pumpkin flavor.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Chilling 30 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 128 kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin spice*
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk discard the egg white
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 1/4 cups old-fashioned oats


  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, pumpkin spice, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until fluffy.
  • Mix in the egg yolk and vanilla extract.
  • Blot the pumpkin puree with a paper towel and squeeze out the excess liquid. Then beat the pumpkin into the butter mixture.
  • With the mixer on low speed, mix the dry ingredients into the pumpkin batter.
  • Mix in the oats.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Using a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop (or a spoon and your hands), scoop the dough, roll it into balls, and place 2 inches apart on the lined cookie sheets. Flatten each cookie down so that it's about 1/3 inch thick.
  • Bake the cookies 1 sheet at a time on the middle rack of the preheated oven for about 8-10 minutes, or until the tops look just set.
  • Cool on the cookie tray for at least 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.


*If you don't have pumpkin spice on hand, you can make your own with 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves. Or you could simply use 1 teaspoon of cinnamon instead.
Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. 


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 60mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 854IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
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