Chewy Pumpkin Cookies


The pumpkin in these cookies make them extra chewy and soft. I've been making them for about 20 years. They are wonderful for the fall.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
64 cookies


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (16 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin (such as Libby's®)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.

  2. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a bowl.

  3. Cream butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Gradually add brown and white sugars; beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla extract until well combined. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips.

  4. Drop medium spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets and spread into pumpkin shapes.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cookies are slightly firm and lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes; do not overbake. Cool on the baking sheet briefly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Notes:

You can use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats, margarine instead of butter, and raisins instead of chocolate chips. You can also add nuts.

If you make large cookies you should get about 32 cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

131 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 64
Calories 131
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* 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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