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Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are ultra chewy, not cakey. They’re easy, flavorful, and even healthy-ish. The dough freezes well for last-minute fresh baked cookies anytime. 

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Everywhere you go, the atmosphere is all things pumpkin. All the porches, coffee shops, Instagram feeds, and get-togethers are rolling in pumpkin.

Because I live in the land of snow-in-October (Minneapolis Friends, don’t look at Friday’s forecast)…because of the this, baking is my cold weather therapy. All the ultra-crispy apple crisps and best-ever pumpkin spice bread make wearing ear muffs worth it.

Whether you’re a pumpkin aficionado or not, we think you’ll find these Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies worth every single bite. Every thick, chewy cookie is teeming with fall spices and everything autumn.

These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are easy, incredibly flavorful, and and even healthy-ish. Because all those whole oats absolutely count…

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Several autumns ago, I made these  Soft Pumpkin Spice Cookies  that vanished instantly after being served.

For too many years to count, I’ve been dishing up this New York Style Pumpkin Cheesecake that rivals (better than?) Cheesecake Factory’s iconic pumpkin cheesecake. I’m just repeating what people tell me.

And how does one improve on classic snickerdoodles except to make Pumpkin Snickerdoodles?

I’ve got an arsenal of pumpkin goodies already and wasn’t sure how much gourd baking I’d be doing this fall. But of course I caved and made these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies – like 3x last week. For reals.

I did share my last batch of these cookies with a friend, who in turn gave me a luscious loaf of her pumpkin bread. So we kinda swapped sweets. That’s true friendship 😇

Happy baking, Friends.

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Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

4.97 from 32 ratings
Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are ultra chewy, not cakey. They're easy, flavorful, and even healthy-ish. The dough freezes well for last-minute fresh baked cookies anytime.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Amy Dong



  • In a large bowl, use the paddle attachment of an electric mixer to cream together the butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, and pumpkin on medium low speed until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, use a hand whisk to gently whisk together the oats, flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and allspice. Use a rubber spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, just until no dry flour streaks remain (don't over mix.) Fold in the white chocolate chips and pecans. Cover and chill dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Line baking sheets with silicone liners or parchment paper. Form rounded 1 TB dough balls and place at least 2 inches apart on lined baking sheets. Flatten dough balls to the shape of a cookie, as these will not spread out too much in oven. Bake about 9 minutes, or just until edges are lightly browned and center seems slightly undercooked. Cookies will set upon cooling. Let cookies cool about 5 minutes before carefully transferring to wire rack to finish cooling.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 927IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: cookies, desserts
Cuisine: American

kitchen essentials:

Falling for Pumpkin:

  1. Healthy Fall Pumpkin Chili Recipe

A Bowl of Pumpkin Chili

2. Pumpkin Bacon Crostini With Cranberries

Crostini Pumpkin with Bacon and Cranberry

3. Best New York Style Pumpkin Cheesecake

A Slice of Pumpkin Pie with Frosting

4. Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce (Make-Ahead!)

A spoon of caramel with a pan of pumpkin bread pudding

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Recipe Rating


    • Natalie
    • 5 stars

    These cookies look fantastic. Yum! I love soft chewy cookies and I definitely have to give these a try. I’m going to bake them today with my son.

    • Jamie
    • 5 stars

    I love how chewy and delicious these cookies turned out! My whole family loved it and really enjoyed the addition of the pumpkin spice too!

    • Kari Heron
    • 5 stars

    This was such a huge hit over the weekend that I had to return to share how lovely this recipe is.

    • Brianna
    • 5 stars

    Absolutely loved the chewy tecture of these cookies! Just the perfect amount of fall spices too.

    • silvia
    • 5 stars

    You are totally right, these cookies are chew, and so delicious. Very easy to make, my kids loved them. I’ll be making them again soon.

    • Heidy M
    • 5 stars

    These Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies were the BOMB! I absolutely loved them! So soft, chewy, and most of all delicious. I’m glad I made a double batch because we demolished the first batch!

    • Alex
    • 5 stars

    The white chocolate and pecans were such tasty additions! They were perfect for our Halloween party, thank you!

    • Erin
    • 5 stars

    These cookies were incredible! We loved the texture! Thanks for the great recipe. 🙂

    • Linda
    • 5 stars

    pumpkin and oatmeal make a good combo, and turning them into cookies is the best!

    • Njkinny
    • 4 stars

    These look so yummy. I am going to try them out. Thanks for sharing!

    • aisasami
    • 5 stars

    Pumpkin is my favorite fall ingredient! I have to make these cookies because it would be interesting to use pumpkin and oatmeal together!

    • Kuntala
    • 5 stars

    I love oatmeal cookies. Adding pumpkin to it is something I need to try and taste. Nice recipe

      • chewoutloud

      Oatmeal and pumpkin are the best 🙂

    • Olya AMANOVA

    I used to cook something similar) but this recipe proved to be the best version of anything i’ve tried) the perfect ingredients combination.

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