Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Oh, fall, how I love thee. Truly, the most wonderful time of the year! You bring great things to those of us who wait – pumpkin bread, caramel apples, and now these delicious chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies.
I have always loved fall for the same reasons as everyone else…well, except for the whole pumpkin obsession. Aside from regular ole’ pumpkin pie, I have never been a huge fan of pumpkin flavored desserts. And, yet, this is my second pumpkin recipe post in a row. I guess I’m joining the ever-growing band of pumpkin junkies around the country.
 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - fall desserts - fall cookies - The Gifted Gabber
I have pinned several pumpkin cookie recipes lately, hoping to find one that might not be too pumpkin-y. I wound up giving a recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies from Love Bakes Good Cakes a shot since it incorporated oatmeal and I thought that might help balance out an overt pumpkin flavor. As usual, I did make a couple of minor changes to the original recipe.
See the printable recipe below for my ingredient list and step-by-step instructions.
After setting my oven to 375 degrees, I combined the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies

In my stand mixer, I beat the butter and both sugars. Next, I beat in the egg, vanilla, and the pumpkin puree. I let it churn in the mixer for several minutes until well-combined. The mixture will look gritty at this point.

chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies

The next step was to slowly and carefully beat in the flour mixture a little at a time so as not to make a huge mess like I always do. The chocolate chips were mixed in last. Using my cookie scoop, I scooped little dough balls onto cookie sheets which I had sprayed with Baker’s Joy. The cookies baked for 10-12 minutes in the oven until the edges were slightly browned. I cooled them a few minutes in the pan before moving them to wire racks. The recipe yielded about 5 dozen chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies.

chocolate chip pumpkin oatmeal cookies

These cookies are soft and chewy – which I don’t typically care for – and have a muffin-like texture. I am more of a crispy/crunchy cookie type of gal. However, the flavor combination of chocolate, oats and pumpkin is really nice, and my friends and family who love soft cookies thought they were great. In fact, a certain little two-year-old is quite taken with them. I couldn’t manage to snap my pictures fast enough to keep her out of them.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - fall desserts - fall cookies - The Gifted Gabber

I could hardly even snap a few pictures because my two girls kept lingering around like wolves.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - fall desserts - fall cookies - The Gifted Gabber

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - fall desserts - fall cookies - The Gifted Gabber

Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Yield: 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups oatmeal (minute or quick-cooking oats)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat the butter and both sugars.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla, and the pumpkin puree.
  5. Mix the mixture for several minutes until well-combined.
  6. Add in the flour mixture a little at a time and mix well.
  7. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  8. Using a cookie scoop, scoop evenly-sized dough balls onto greased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes in the oven until the edges are slightly brown.
  10. Cool them a few minutes in the pan before moving them to wire racks.
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