These delicious Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are super easy to make! They’re a yummy combination of oatmeal, pumpkin, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Do you wonder whether the end of October means the end of pumpkin season, or do you feel it is okay to continue the pumpkin love until at least Thanksgiving? I hope it is not the end of pumpkin love because this Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Recipe is so delicious!
They're super easy to make, and they taste so good! I am all in for any pumpkin recipes I can make this time of year.
These oatmeal pumpkin cookies are so soft and chewy! I love enjoying them as a snack during the day or with my tea in the morning. I could call them “pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies,” but that seemed like a long title for a delicious cookie.
Some days, naming these recipes is more complicated than baking them. I never know what to call them in a way that makes sense but isn’t 200 words long. LOL!
I mean, seriously, hello, yum! I may need to whip up another batch this weekend; they look so good.
Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients for making epic Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.
- Rolled Oats
- Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Chips
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Kitchen Spoon/Spatula
- Medium Cookie Scoop
- Baking Sheet
- Non-Stick Cooking Spray
- Parchment Paper
Preparation and Storage
Make-Ahead + Freezing/How to Freeze: These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are make-ahead-friendly! You can prepare and refrigerate the dough in an airtight container for up to three days or freeze it in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to three months before baking.
Storage: Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container, and enjoy them within a week.
Recipe Variations + Tips for the Best Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
Substitutions: You can use any chocolate chip flavor you want. Butterscotch chips would be fun.
Feel free to use any nut butter you want if you don’t enjoy peanut butter. Use your favorite seed or nut-free butter if you don’t consume nuts.
Optional additions - pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, allspice
You can swap the chocolate chips for raisins
Vegetarian + Vegan Option: This recipe is vegetarian-friendly! It’s also vegan-friendly if you use plant-based chocolate chips and peanut butter.
Gluten-Free: Use gluten-free rolled oats to make these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies safe for a gluten-free diet. Check each ingredient for a gluten-free label if you are highly sensitive.
Smaller Serving Size + Larger Group/More Servings: The written recipe makes 24 servings. Scale it up or down to your desired yield, and ensure you have enough cookie sheets if you scale up!
Sugar-Free: Swap white sugar, peanut butter, and chocolate chips with sugar-free alternatives to make these cookies sugar-free.
What to Serve with Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
These Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies contain chocolatey pumpkin goodness in every bite and make a fantastic ending to any fall-inspired meal! Here are some menu pairing suggestions to help you celebrate fall flavors.
Sides: Cheddar Bay Sausage Balls, Easy Hasselback Potatoes, Easy Frank's Buffalo Chicken Dip, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower, Cheesy Bacon Potato Skins, CrockPot Reuben Dip, Buffalo Chicken Wontons, CrockPot Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa, CrockPot Cranberry Barbecue Meatballs
Main Dishes: Corned Beef Shepherd's Pie, Smoked Sausage Gnocchi, CrockPot Bourbon Maple Pork Loin, CrockPot Kielbasa with Potatoes & Green Beans, CrockPot German Bratwurst, Jalapeño Beer Brats, CrockPot Guinness Corned Beef & Cabbage
Desserts: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip, Ooey-Gooey Butter Cake, Caramel Apple Dump Cake, Pumpkin Snickerdoodles, Apple Cider Cookies, Apple Cider Muddy Buddies, Maple Monkey Bread Bites, Apple Pie Dumplings, Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies, CrockPot Fried Apples
Drinks: Candy Corn Jello Shots, Fireball & Ginger Ale Cocktail, Fireball Apple Cider, Apple Cider Margarita, Angry Balls Drink, Guinness & Cider Beer Cocktail, Apple Cider Mule, Washington Apple Drink, CrockPot Mulled Wine, CrockPot Apple Pie Moonshine
When to Serve
- Tailgating Parties
- Family and Friend Gatherings
- Office parties
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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine all the ingredients, mixing well.
- Drop by heaping spoonful onto the baking sheet and gently flatten and form a large round cookie. Add a few chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies, if desired.
- Bake 11-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool allowing the cookies to set.
Recipe originally shared on October 29, 2017. Updated on April 10, 2020.