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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

(15 Votes)
5 dozen
10 Min

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are the taste of autumn in a cookie. Of course, you can make them and enjoy that taste year 'round.

What You'll Need:
  • 3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar, then add eggs, pumpkin, and vanilla, blending well. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; add to the pumpkin mixture and mix well. Mix in the oats, coconut, and walnuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.
  3.  Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

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Cut back on the butter to firm up the cookie, I used 1 1/4 sticks. You can cut cut back a bit more if you prefer. I also cut back on the amount of spices as my family does not care for them that much. After the cookies were baked and cooled, I put a bit of lemon glaze, made with powdered sugar and lemon juice, on top of each cookie. Most baked goods with pumpkin in them tend to become over moist if stored too tightly so be sure to let the cookies have a bit of air when storing them. Hope this helps. I will be making these cookies again because my family liked them.

OK, I added more flour, more sugar and more oatmeal, then let it set awhile. My Husband baked one tray and they don't taste bad. I'm going to put a melted almond bark on for icing just to add a little flavor. He's mixing up another batch as I type, hope this one turns out better !!! Please somebody let me know if you've had any problems with this recipie ! Thanks ! ; }

Thank you for contacting us. This dough is very moist, mainly because of the pumpkin. We would have recommended baking a small batch and testing them before adding more ingredients. You said that "they don't taste bad." We believe they are much better than that. Good luck!

HELP !!! I'm making these right now for our Son's Wedding next next Friday. I added all the ingrediants as listed, but the dough is really moist. I think way to much for a cookie dough. Has anybody else had this problem ??? I've even added more flour, sugar and oatmeal. I'm ready to panic, really past that stage ! HELP !!!

I omitted the coconut and walnuts, added dried cranberries and to some chocolate chips. They went over very well....and are a moist cookie. This gave me a little variety from the same batch.

Don't have tinned pumpkin here in New Zealand so will try with home grown pumpkin. These sound really yummy

I really like cloves, but this sounds like an awful lot even to someone who likes it. Has anyone made these yet and put in that much cloves?

I made these this past weekend and they were delicious! I omitted the coconut and walnuts for texture reasons and didn't have any cloves, but they were still very sweet. They were moist but stayed together well with the oatmeal. Thanks for a great recipe!


Can these be made without the coconut? Not sure if I'll like pumpkin and coconut together.

@dortkrug - It's a cookie, for heaven's sake....what do you THINK the nutritional value is going to be with butter and sugar?

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Then try looking them up on a health food site!

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