Sunday, November 1, 2009

pumpkin cookies

These cake-like cookies are a sweet Autumn treat!

My mom used to make these for us every Fall, and I absolutely loved them! She would shape them into little pumpkins and let us decorate them with frosting, M&Ms and chocolate chips to create our own personal Jack-O-Lanterns. I left off the frosting this year to cut back on excess sugar, but the cookies are just as delicious! Enjoy!


2 cups flour

1 cup oats

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 cup butter (or margarine)

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup chocolate chips

2 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease two cookie sheets.
  • Mix together the flour, oats, baking soda and cinnamon and set aside.
  • Next, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar with a mixer.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix well.
  • Alternately add one cup of the flour mixture and one cup of the canned pumpkin until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Use 1/4 cup per cookie and shape into little pumpkins (optional).
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they no longer look wet.


  1. Ooh- yummy!yummy! I am going to make my pumpkin scones today- with hard sauce. I love anything pumpkin flavored- with the exception of pumpkin pie!


  2. those do look yummy... i need to find a recipe for pumpkin ice cream :)