Fresh Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies


Soft oatmeal cookies made with fresh pumpkin are just the thing to stretch between the holidays!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
2 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 ¾ cups shredded pumpkin

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Beat white sugar, shortening, and brown sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir pumpkin and eggs into creamed butter mixture; add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves and mix until dough is just combined. Fold oats into dough.

  3. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges of cookies are crisp, about 12 minutes.

Cook's Note:

The dough may seem stiff at first, but becomes softer as it sits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 85mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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