Pumpkin Cookies.

I received a late night text from a friend the other evening telling me she had baked up a batch of pumpkin cookies. Since then I've had a hard time thinking of much else. Pumpkin, oats, chocolate...just a few of my favorite things all rolled in to one delicious, chewy, soft, with a bit of crispness cookie.

I spent the better part of my morning baking up a double batch. One batch for me and one batch to gift. In the off chance you love pumpkin as much as I do, I wanted to share my mother's tried and true cookie recipe with you. And maybe you'll bake up a double batch too?

Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups flour
1 cup oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, salt. Cream butter + gradually add sugars beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, mix well. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheet and let cool on racks.

I plan on packaging the cookies up this morning in time to make a delivery to the children's teachers. I've also got last minute costume preparations on my list and a 3rd grade fall party to attend. What are your plans dears? Hopefully whatever is on your list for today will go smoothly and perhaps you'll have the chance to get out and enjoy a crisp fall walk. And maybe eat a cookie or two.


  1. i'm always on the lookout for a new pumpkin recipe. i will definitely be making these tomorrow! thank you!

    p.s. i have that same pretty cake plate. it's one of my favorites.

  2. Thanks for this recipe! I've been searching for a pumpkin cookie recipe and this one looks great ♥

  3. Oh, yum! I am going to try to make these this weekend. Like that they have oats and pumpkin, too. Very festive :)

  4. Yum. Should I risk the extra calories before we get loaded up with candy tomorrow? Probably.

  5. I love pumpkin but I don't think I have ever seen a pumpkin cookie recipe with oats. I am intrigued and will definitely have to try this... maybe even today- they looks SO good!

  6. I can't wait to make some of these up tonight!!! I am going to make a double batch-- but will they get gifted?? That's the question!

  7. how delightfully delicious looking ...
    and frightfully timely! ; )

    we have some very young children coming for treats on sunday and i have been trying to think of something different to give them and these cookies look absolutely perfect! thanks so much!

    love your images!
    : )

  8. We made these after tonight's trunk-or-treat and they were amazing! My husband's new favorite (I think he ate a dozen all by himself!). Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  9. Thanks! I am going to make these today!

  10. Loved this recipe! I made these cookies for my co-workers and there were so many compliments. Thank you for the inspiring post!

  11. Wow! This one is great for our family reunion trip in a resort. Kids will surely love this. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  12. I made these for the school bake sale and they were sooo good! Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

  13. Just made these with whole wheat flour and dark chocolate chips, so yummy!! Perfect fall cookie, thank you!


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