Moist & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

The weather is finally cooling down, so it's time stock your pantry with pumpkin pie filling! And there is nothing cozier than baking on a rainy fall day! And the bonus is, these moist pumpkin cookies make great after-school snacks for the kiddos and are a more nutritious treat for your Halloween party than the usual pre-packaged candy.

I baked a large bunch of these cookies for a two-day lettering class my husband was teaching at Cooper Union last weekend. They were hit! (Seriously, I'll use any excuse to bake.)

Moist & Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe 
vegan, for gluten-free, use GF equivalents; makes about 3-4 dozen (depending on size)

  • 2 cups unbleached flour (You can mix up it by using 1/2 whole wheat or spelt.)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 sticks Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks (1/2 cup)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TB molasses
  • 1/4 cup vegan vanilla yogurt
  • 1 TB cornstarch
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (plain)
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1 bag semisweet chocolate chips (chunks are great too)
  • 1 cup organic raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients in a medium bowl, set aside.
  3. In a mixer, blend together margarine and sugars until fluffy. Add molasses, yogurt, cornstarch, vanilla and pumpkin and mix.
  4. Add dry mix to wet mix, combine. Add oats, combine. Fold in chocolate chips, raisins and walnuts. Tip: If your batter seems too "melty," set in the fridge for a couple of minutes to firm up.
  5. Scoop TB-sized balls onto parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for a minute or two before transferring to wire cooling rack. Tip: For larger cookies (like in the picture above), scoop 1/4 cup of the batter and bake for 12-13 minutes.


  1. um,....YUM! I am going to make these. :) Thanks Lynn for sharing this recipe! Found it from Karen's site! -Kate Groop

  2. Chandra MukhiOctober 23, 2013

    I love all things pumpkin! I made these cookies and they were a big hit at my office and my husband's office. Everyone loved them and I got a few requests for the recipe. So of course I sent them to your blog.

    1. Thanks for the feedback Candra! Glad they worked out for you!


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