Pumpkin Oat Cookies

Sea Sun


This is my spin on pumpkin cookies and a family favorite, not just at holiday time! These very soft cookies have a wonderful flavor with the perfect amount of spice. The fruit (raisins or Craisins) add a little additional sweetness and chewiness while the nuts are crunchy. You have it all in this cookie! This recipe makes a lot of cookies and they could easily be glazed though my family thinks they are perfect the way they are. Place a walnut half on each cookie before baking if you like, or leave nuts out altogether. Enjoy!

★★★★★ 2 votes
4-5 dozen or so
15 Min
15 Min

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These were fabulous! If you like fall flavors with the pumpkin spice you will love these. I used the optional walnuts and raisins in mine and made these cookies super yummy. These cookies are more cake-like than a typical oatmeal cookie. Keep an eye on your cookies... in our oven, they baked for about 12 minutes.


2 c
1 1/3 c
quick or old fashioned oats
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp
1/2 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
applesauce, unsweetened
1 c
brown sugar
1 c
1 c
pumpkin, canned
1 large
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
dried cranberries, sweetened (ie. craisins) or raisins
1 c
walnuts, chopped (optional)


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt, and spices in a bowl and set aside.
2Beat together butter, applesauce, brown sugar, sugar in another bowl until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, vanilla extract and egg. Mix well.
3Add flour mixture and mix together. Add cranberries (or raisins) and nuts (if using). Mix.
4Drop tablespoons of dough onto greased cookie sheet, or use parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes until light golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch