Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

6 oz semisweet chips
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, at room temperature

Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Add the pumpkin, vanilla and sugar into a large bowl. Stir together. Add the egg, beat until fluffy. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and oatmeal. Mix until well combined. Fold in the chips. Place tablespoon sized blobs of dough on the lined cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart and bake for 12 minutes or until they look “set” and the bottoms are just golden. Carefully pull the cookies-still on the parchment paper- onto a wire rack to cool for five minutes. Remove the cookies from the parchment paper to the wire rack and cool completely.

Yield: about 2 dozen cookies

My thoughts:

It is that time of year again; when I explore making things with pumpkin without pumpkin pie spice. Long time readers should know the deal, I like pumpkin (and other winter squash) but pumpkin pie is on my do not eat list (along with cantaloupe and ketchup, yuck). So I try to use pumpkin in other ways. These cookies are especially fun because they are both pumpkin-y and really low in fat because I didn’t use butter, just pumpkin. The result? A moist, chewy cookie with a great pumpkin flavor.


  1. YUM

    Must make soon!

  2. No butter? I'm in! I have a similar recipe but it calls for 1 cup of butter, I'll try this and see if it measures up. Thanks!

  3. Your cookies look delicious and satisfying! I love being able to replace butter with pumpkin this time of year. I just bought a few cans, so maybe I'll make these!

  4. gosh i've been seeing pumpkin everywhere. this looks delicious!

  5. Just made these this morning to take to my daughter's tennis team match this afternoon. They were easy to make and they taste great!

  6. Mmm, looks amazing! 🙂

  7. can't wait to try these- I've had very good luck with several of your other recipes. suec

  8. I love pumpkin cookies but I like how yours have oatmeal in them as well to make them healthier.

  9. Just made these! Super quick and relatively healthy. Not to mention delicious. Thank you!!!

  10. Yes Please!!! Wow, these sound delish! I'm such a pumpkin lover!

  11. Just the thought of these is making my mouth water. Sounds delish!

    Adding this to my MUST DO list! Thanks!

  12. Oh, these look so great! 🙂 Will definitely have to try them when I'm home for school.
    Also, just wanted to say how much I love your blog – I have it bookmarked and check it all the time! You're a big inspiration to me 🙂

  13. My grandchildren are visiting for the upcoming holidays and one of them is picky (Timmy. Bless his heart) when it comes to desserts. he doesn't care too much for Pumpkin Pie but I feel like I need to make him something with pumpkin in it. 'Tis the season after all! I might be able to sneak these past him! They look scrumptious! Thanks for posting and great blog!