Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with Oatmeal
Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are top my list of "favorite pumpkin desserts"! They melt in your mouth and are chock full of warm fall spices and chocolate chips. Blending the oatmeal into flour gives them a perfect consistency!
- 1 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 3/4 c. butter room temperature
- 1 c. pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 2 c. quick oats
- 1 c. flour
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large mixer bowl cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and beat. Add pumpkin and vanilla and mix.
If desired, add oats to blender and blend into a flour.
In a separate bowl stir flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda, salt and oatmeal together.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix together only until combined. If needed add a more flour one Tablespoon at a time until the you have a soft dough. Be careful not to over mix.
Add chocolate chips and mix to incorporate.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop cookies a little larger than 1 inch sizes. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Don't over bake the centers will be soft and will set as they cool.
Remove immediately from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
This recipe creates a wetter cookie dough than traditional cookies. If you still feel the dough is far too wet there are a few options to ensure perfectly moist and thick cookies.
These cookies can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.
- You may need to add a few minutes to the baking time. Especially if using a bigger cookie scoop.
- Oat and oat flour will absorb some moisture as the dough sits. Allowing the dough to rest for 20 minutes before baking will prevent the spreading of the cookies.
- Pumpkin has high water content. Although I've never added additional flour to these cookies, you may add up to 1/4 a cup more flour than listed on the recipe. Add flour one tablespoon at a time.
- Chilling cookie dough before baking will prevent cookies from spreading too much. I don't do this, but it can be done to help create a thicker cookie.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g