I know Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I hope yours was nice… but I hope you aren’t sick of pumpkin yet, because these cookies are fabulous and I just had to share them, Christmas season or not!! I’m normally not an oatmeal cookie kinda girl–give me a chocolate chip or peanut butter cookie any day, but oatmeal? Meh. Aren’t they usually the weird leftover cookies abandoned at pitchins and other events? I think it’s usually cause they contain gross raisins and are slightly salty. Raisins are only good on their own, not in baked goods. But I digress. I shouldn’t use ‘gross’ anywhere near this post, because these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are anything but!!Despite my apathy towards classic oatmeal cookies, when I saw this recipe last month, I was intrigued. Pumpkin? Chocolate chips? Dried cranberries? All in one cookie, that wasn’t a soft cakey cookie?? Umm, how could I say no? Especially when they bore a slight resemblance to my favorite camp breakfast? Count me in! These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are seriously a dream come true. Each cookie contains the perfect flavors of fall that I l-o-v-e [in case you were unaware]: pumpkin, spice, chocolate, and cranberries… all in a guilt free breakfast-resembling package. I mean, am I right??
They are hearty, chewy, and incredibly easy to make–they just take half an hour and you probably have all the ingredients available at home anyways. I know I do, practically all the time. You best believe that these will be popping up in my kitchen year-round from now on. They are that good!
The fact that there’s no oil or butter in them is only a bonus… because I’m certain that eating 5 of them at once sort of negates the health benefits. But we can pretend, right?
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies [adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction and Love From the Oven]
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- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 3 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla. In a larger bowl, stir together flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice. Fold wet ingredients into the dry until just moistened–dough will be thick, but not un-stirrable. Stir in chocolate chips and cranberries.
Drop by spoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto cookie sheets, slightly flattening because dough does not spread much while baking. Bake for 13-14 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool on baking sheet for about 3 minutes, then remove promptly to cooling rack to cool completely.
Time: 30 minutes.
Yield: 3 dozen cookies.
23 thoughts on “Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies”
looks great! So glad you made my healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies, Sarah! They sure are addicting.
yes they are!!
Mmm, I’d love a couple of these for breakfast! 🙂
me too! or lunch, more appropriately now. 🙂
Wow these look amazing! I’m definitely putting these on my “to bake” list! 🙂
let me know if you try them! 🙂
Oooh, these sound great! I want to try them with white chocolate chips!
that sounds awesome too!!
I found your blog on Autumn’s and loved your blog name so much that I just had to click. I’m glad I did! Love this recipe!
aww, thanks girl! off to check yours out too 🙂
I could never tire of pumpkin cookies! These sound fabulous!
thank you 🙂
These look fantastic! I actually love oatmeal cookies (although I loved your comments about them, ha!) so i know i’d love these. YUM!
haha some people do love ’em but i’m glad you found my comments nice and not offensive. HA! 🙂
These look awesome. We can’t be tired of cookies until January. That’s a rule you know? 😉
I’m never sick of pumpkin! And I actually love oatmeal cookies (with or without raisins ;)…weirdo I am ;)).
haha you’re allowed! some people gotta like them, right? 🙂
I’m a fan of cookies for breakfast, sign me up!