Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies


Some of you may be thinking, girl cool it, Fall is still a ways away. Then others of you are like me, thinking why should we wait until Fall to cook with pumpkin, isn’t that why canned pumpkin was created? I keep canned pumpkin on hand all year because I absolutely love pumpkin baked goods, especially pumpkin cookies. I’m cooking with pumpkin in the middle of spring. So is my friend Averie, over at Averie Cooks. Have you seen her Cream Cheese-Filled Pumpkin Bread she recently posted? It looks to die for!

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Today I’m adding a little twist on the traditional pumpkin cookie. This time around we are adding oats and nuts to give them a little more texture. The inspiration for these cookies came from another latest favorite, these Zucchini Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies. Have you tried them yet?

I love the contrast in these cookies with the slightly chewy oats, the crunchy pecans, the lusciously smooth chocolate chips, and the ever so soft cookie base. These are my new favorite pumpkin cookies for sure! And that’s saying something. Even picky eaters loved these cookies, the kids were all coming back for more and they couldn’t stop saying how much they “just loved these cookies.” 


So don’t wait until Fall to make a batch, because what’s the point in that? And once you try them you are definitely going to crave them year round.

Happy Baking!

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Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

4.8 from 10 votes

Slightly chewy oats, crunchy pecans, lusciously smooth chocolate chips, and an ever so soft cookie base. 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oat cookies, pumpkin cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 158 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 1/3 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger for 30 seconds, set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until creamy (occasionally stop and scrape down sides and bottom of bowl throughout entire mixing process). .
  3. Blend in egg then blend in vanilla extract and pumpkin puree. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips and pecans (if you want some chocolate to show through set some aside to press into tops before baking).
  4.  Let batter rest 5 - 10 minutes (this just gives the oats some time to absorb the liquids so batter isn't so sticky and cookies don't spread so much)
  5. Scoop dough out 2 Tbsp at a time (I used a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop, which I recommend using for evenly shaped cookies and fill it heaping), and drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets, spacing cookies 2-inches apart. 
  6. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  7. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 158 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 86mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 22.4%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 5.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Connie: Look amazing. What brand of chocolate chips do you buy? Thanks. August 12, 2014 at 2:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I almost always buy Ghirardelli. They are definitely one of the best in my opinion. August 12, 2014 at 1:54pm Reply

  • Janet: I say what took you so long? LOL Thanks for the recipe. These look delicious! August 11, 2014 at 4:46pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Seriously :)! August 11, 2014 at 9:39pm Reply

  • Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg: Oh these look so good. Now I know what to do with the can of pumpkin in my pantry. August 11, 2014 at 4:17pm Reply

  • Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness: I have four cans of pumpkin on my floor right now. NEVER too early for pumpkin…especially when it is inside a chocolate chip cookie! Pinned! August 11, 2014 at 1:23pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Love the oatmeal in these, the perfect pumpkin cookie! August 11, 2014 at 12:35pm Reply

  • Kristen: How necessary is it to use quick oats? Can I just use old fashioned? Thanks!! August 11, 2014 at 9:44am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That should be okay but they might might spread a little more. If you have a food processor I’d just give them a quick buzz in it. August 27, 2014 at 11:36am Reply

      • Lorraine Liggera: I made mine with OF oats and they didn’t spread at all. I always like the texture of the “slow” oats. September 11, 2014 at 9:00pm Reply

        • Sharla: Mine didn’t spread either. I did use quick oats too. September 11, 2015 at 11:39pm Reply

          • Lisa: Mine did not spread using the quick cooking oats either. The cookie came out very cake like. October 21, 2015 at 8:50am

  • Matt Robinson: You are killin’ me today with these. No way we can wait until fall, can’t wait to make these. LOVE pumpkin. August 11, 2014 at 9:40am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Pumpkin cookies are tough to get chewy and not cakey….they may have been my nemesis writing my pumpkin cookbook! And these are some of the most gorgeous pumpkin cookies I’ve ever seen! Love the texture from the oats, nuts and those perfectly place choc chips :) August 11, 2014 at 9:39am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the compliment Averie! August 13, 2014 at 9:14pm Reply

    • Natasha: These cookies were soo delicious .. I just needed to add a little bit more flour, otherwise, this recipe was perfect. December 3, 2017 at 11:18am Reply

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