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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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    • Fatima Torres
    • 5 stars

    I’d love to give these pumpkin oatmeal cookies a try. Our kids love baking with us. Should be fun to remake.

      • chewoutloud

      My kids love these as well 🙂

    • tweenselmom
    • 5 stars

    These are all lovely chewy cookie recipes and I love to try them all!

    • Sushmita

    This looks like a perfect recipe for the holidays. Also, it certainly looks healthy 😀

    • Norma
    • 5 stars

    Oh wow I love pumpkins of all colors. I think that oatmeal would really go well with pumpkins. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe I will fetch myself a printout of the recipe for sure.

    • Nicz E
    • 5 stars

    Oh my.. This cookie recipe excites me so much..! I can imagine the ingredients combined, I bet it will definitely taste great.

    • Samar

    I loved the chewy oatmeal recipe. I am going to try it out for sure.

      • chewoutloud

      Excited for you to try them!

    • Farah Al Zadjaly

    I am loving all the recipes on this site. I have got into making cookies more and more. I am going to try this.

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you like the recipes! 🙂

    • Chad
    • 5 stars

    omg oatmeal cookies yess!!! These are my favorite. I can’t wait to bake me some.

      • chewoutloud

      So good for fall 🙂

    • From Jess to You Services
    • 5 stars

    These pumpkin oatmeal cookies look DELICIOUS!!! I might have to make these up this weekend. Thanks!

    • Sundeep
    • 5 stars

    This pumpkin oatmeal cookie recipe looks easy and doable. I will definitely going to try this for sure.

      • chewoutloud

      They’re really delish!

    • Art & Home
    • 5 stars

    Your pumpkin game is STRONG this year. First the pumpkin cheesecake and now these delicious little morsels! How am I supposed to achieve my weight loss goals with all of this deliciousness around?

      • chewoutloud

      I wait until January 😉

    • Sadhna Shanker

    wow all the food looks delicious. I am really not into cooking so can never give feedback about how the recipe turned out! Love eating though!

    • sodapoplove

    Such great recipes for Fall. All of these look delicious

    • TheGracefulMist
    • 5 stars

    This looks so delicious! I love oatmeal cookies but I haven`t tried a chewy or pumpkin one. This seems so delectable especially because it`s chewy. Most oatmeal cookies I`ve tried are quite hard.

    ❀ Grace ❀

    • CourtneyLynne
    • 5 stars

    Omg can we say yum?!? These cookies look absolutely delicious!!! I just give your recipe a try!

    • Dreaming Loud

    I love this recipes it involved Pumpkin. I am going to try this over the weekend and pinning it

    • toastycritic

    I will have to try these out. Both my daughter and I love pumpkin. And we have tried making cowboy oatmeal cookies which look similar.

    • franckxethee

    The pumpkin oatmeal cookies looks really tasty. There are so many sweet treats you can make out of pumpkin.

    • Agnes
    • 5 stars

    OMG! Everything looks delicious. That fall pumpkin chili looks absolutely delicious and I know my Fiancé would love it too.

    • TColeman

    I have made pumpkin oatmeal cookies before but never with the white chocolate chps. Need to try these!

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