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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.


  • ½ cup butter, softened but not melty
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned whole oats
  • 1 ¼ cup 7 oz all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ¼ tsp allspice
  • 6 oz white chocolate chips
  • cup chopped, roasted pecans


  • 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.
Course: cookies, desserts

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Recipe Rating


    • nicoleflintkontrol
    • 5 stars

    Oh my goodness! I love warm chewy cookies in the fall! With hot coffee or hot chocolate. Yummy!

    • Karyn Locke
    • 5 stars

    I’m all about pumpkin recipes and I adore oatmeal. These cookies would be perfect any time of day. Yum!

    • Shubhada Bhide

    That chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies looks so delicious and really tempting. I am sure that my kids will love this. I absolutely give it a try.

    • Familyearthtrek
    • 5 stars

    Ohh I love cheewy cookies that it almost stick between your teeth! Sound very delicious! I love that the recipe has white chocolat inside!

    • Deb B.
    • 5 stars

    Oh goodness this couldn’t have come at a better time! Been trying to figure out what else I can do with my pumpkins other than pie. I never thought of cookies! Can’t wait to do this with my little one. She’ll love it because she’s a huge fan of anything oatmeal, and who doesn’t love pumpkin!!!

    • Beola Lawal

    Seriously, this cookies looks so delicious. It is also healthy and chewy, what else do I want? Lol… I am surely going to give this a try.

    • イiffany ▲nthonia ♥ (@TiffanyCFOD)

    These look amazing! Must be the perfect snack on a cold fall day where you’re all cozied up on the couch watching tv.

    • Aitza B

    These look beyond yummy. The perfect autumn cookie.

    • Shell

    I need to make these delicious cookies with my little boy!He adores anything made with pumpkin!

    • keisha1989

    These cookies look so tasty. This recipe would be perfect for kids. I hope to try this recipe this weekend.

    • Quirky Homemaker (@QuirkyHomemaker)

    These pumpkin oatmeal cookies sound delicious! I’ve only ever made pumpkin muffins before, not cookies! We’ll have to give it a try.

    • balanceandblessings1

    I am pretty sure I pinned this from another fb group yesterday, but do plan on trying them! I have been looking for a good recipe to make for a halloween party we are attending this weekend.

    • Nikki .

    I love how simple to follow this recipe is. I’m going to give it a try this weekend.

    • thenafranssen

    Chewy oatmeal cookies are truly amazing. These look delicious, and so fall. I’ll have to give ’em a try. I’m betting that they won’t last long in my house!

    • Joanna
    • 5 stars

    This recipe sounds delicious, especially because of the cookies are chewy and soft and not hard. I don’t like hard cookies. Adding pumpkin to oatmeal cookies is definitely an autumn treat.

    • Crueltyfreebeautyhq
    • 5 stars

    Replace the pumpkin with chocolate and I’d definitely eat these! Well written post and recipe x

    • poojakawatra
    • 5 stars

    I have tried preparing oatmeal cookies and they turned out well. This one is on my list next as got few pumpkin seeds at home.

    • FitSlowCookerQueen

    I’m all about anything pumpkin. These look AMAZING. Can’t wait to try the recipe, thanks!

  • The cookies look so delicious. I like how you have topped them up and it would be great for kids. I am going to try this recipe next weekend, thank you for sharing.

    • Saidah
    • 5 stars

    I love me some chewy oatmeal cookies and warm milk in the fall. I’ve never added pumpkin, but migth give it a try to add a new spin.

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