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Stack of Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies on blue cloth.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies


Soft and slightly chewy, these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies are quick and easy to make and are the perfect cookie to enjoy on a cool, crisp fall day. 


2 cups all purpose flour

1 and 1/3 cups rolled oats (quick oats or old-fashioned oats)

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup butter, softened at room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose flour, rolled oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.  Stir well to combine. 
  4. In a large mixing bowl or bowl from stand mixer, cream together softened butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in egg, pumpkin purée and vailla. Stir until combined.
  6. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring on low speed after each addition until combined.
  7. Stir in chopped pecans and any additional add-ins. (see suggested add-ins in notes below)
  8. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop dough onto prepared baking sheets.
  9. Bake in 350°F oven for 14 to 16 minutes.
  10. Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.




  1. Storing instructions: Store cookies at room temperature in covered container for up to four days or in the refrigerator for up to a week.
  2. Freezing instructionsThese cookies will freeze well in a freezer-safe container for up to one month.
  3. Add-ins: Make these cookies your own creation by adding in dried cranberries, raisins, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and walnuts. 
  4. For traditional pumpkin pie flavours, add in 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 247
  • Sugar: 14.3 g
  • Sodium: 143.2 mg
  • Fat: 12.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30 g
  • Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.4 mg

Keywords: Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies