Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

We are having a hard time believing that it’s already October! Before you know it, we’ll be baking for Christmas (time never seems to slow down)! Around this time of year, pumpkin starts to take over the baking world. Maybe it’s more like the whole world? People just can’t seem to get enough pumpkin this time of year! Our blog is no exception: This week, we are bringing you some seriously delicious pumpkin cookies!


You might notice that this recipe is very similar to the Oatmeal Raisin Cookies from last week. That’s because all we did was tweak the recipe a little in order to make these. No sense in messing with a good thing! The first difference that you will notice is the addition of pumpkin, of course! We also reduced the amount of butter and melting it instead of creaming the butter with the sugar. That’s right, these cookies are a one bowl wonder!


When these cookies come out of the oven, we smashed the tops a little with our spatula just to flatten them a little, but you certainly don’t have to.You also don’t have to use chocolate chips if you prefer your pumpkin cookies without them. We loved them both ways! You can actually use whatever kind of mix-ins that you love! Maybe try some craisins? That would probably be really good, too! Do you typically put anything in your pumpkin cookies? We’d love to know what you make!




  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups oats
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1-2 cups chocolate chips ( or whatever add-ins you would like)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Stir together melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar.
  3. Add egg yolk, pumpkin, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients and stir until incorporated.
  5. Mix in whatever you have decided to add to your cookies
  6. Scoop onto a pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until starting to turn golden around the edges.


You can watch how to make these cookies right here:


Have questions, or comments? Let us know in the comments below, via email (twinbakers96@gmail.com), on instagram or Facebook (@unchartedbakers).

Have an awesome week, safe travels, and may you always have a cookie in your cookie jar!🙂


    1. Traveling Twin Bakers

      October 3, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Thank you, they are so good! We ate more than we would like to admit 😉

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