These Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are easy, chewy and filled with pumpkin, spices and chocolate chips. No mixer needed!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Raise your hand if you would love a still-warm, freshly baked, chocolate chip loaded, pumpkin pie spiced oatmeal cookie. Glass of milk on the side if desired. If your hand is up, you need to try this recipe. It's easy and makes delicious pumpkin oat cookies with plenty of chocolate. These Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are a fall version of my favorite Chewy Oatmeal Cookies.
I adapted the base recipe to make soft, chewy, and perfectly spiced cookies to bring you the flavors of fall. You don't need a mixer to whip up the dough, just a couple of mixing bowls and a spatula or wooden spoon.
- all-purpose flour: for proper measurements, fluff it with a fork in the container you store it in, then scoop it into a measuring cup;
- oats: I used old-fashioned;
- sugars: granulated and brown
- baking powder and baking soda: necessary for proper rising and browning of the cookies;
- salt: balances the flavors;
- pumpkin pie spice: I use my homemade pumpkin pie mix made with 5 spices;
- pumpkin puree: make sure it's 100% pure, not pie filling;
- egg yolk: along with pumpkin puree, it's enough moisture to bind the ingredients and not make the cookies cakey;
- butter: always use unsalted butter to control the salt amount;
- chocolate chips: semi-sweet or milk work great here.
How to make pumpkin oatmeal cookies?
- Start by mixing the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Next, whisk melted butter and sugars and whisk for 10 to 15 seconds. Add vanilla, egg yolk, and pumpkin puree.
- Add the dry ingredients and chocolate chips and stir until the dough comes together.
- Chill the cookie dough for 30 minutes, then bake in the preheated oven. Add more chocolate chips on top of each cookie, if desired.
- Dark brown sugar adds deeper flavor thanks to molasses it contains. However, light brown sugar will work fine too.
- If you have pumpkin butter on hand, use it in place of pumpkin puree. If you do, cut the pumpkin pie spice mix to 1 teaspoon, since the butter will contain spices already.
- Scoop the dough, roll into balls and gently flatten into disks, then bake. Pumpkin adds moisture to baked goods and tends to make puffy cookies. Flattening the balls of dough will produce pretty cookies. It is not a necessary step and simply scooping the dough straight onto the baking sheet will still produce delicious cookies.
- Add 3 to4 more chocolate chips on top of each baked cookie to make them prettier, and of course more chocolatey.
To prevent the cookies from being cakey, I used only an egg yolk instead of the whole egg. Pumpkin puree and egg yolk provide enough moisture to bind all the ingredients. The cookies are chewy and delicious!
Is chilling the dough required?
When you make cookies with melted butter, chilling the dough helps resolidify the butter and will prevent the cookies from spreading flat during baking. You can cover the bowl with the dough with saran wrap and place it in the fridge, or scoop and form the cookies, place them on a large sheet, and chill.
To jazz up these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, I added semi-sweet chocolate chips. A chopped chocolate bar would be perfect here too. You can also add nuts, like pecans or walnuts if you like. Butterscotch or white chocolate chips will be great in this recipe as well.
To prevent the cookies from drying out, store them in a cookie jar with a seal in the lid or in any container with a lid.
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg yolk
- ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
- 1 ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Place butter in microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20 seconds. The butter should be partially melted. Stir it a few times and set aside to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together oats, flour, baking powder, soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk melted butter with both sugars. Whisk for 15 to 20 seconds. Add vanilla and egg yolk and whisk until the egg is incorporated. Add pumpkin and whisk until incorporated.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir in with a wooden spoon. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Cover the bowl with dough with saran wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop dough with 1 ½ tablespoon size cookie scoop and place onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake cookies for 9 to 11 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer onto a cooling rack. Place 3 to 4 chocolate chips on top of each cookie to make them pretty, if desired.
- To jazz up these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, I added semi-sweet chocolate chips. Chopped chocolate bar would be perfect here too. You can also add nuts, like pecans or walnuts if you like. Butterscotch or white chocolate chips will be great in this recipe as well.
- Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.