Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are chewy and full of pumpkin flavor. When fall begins, I usually celebrate by making these cookies.

It’s official. I’ve got the fall baking bug.

It’s all I can do, think about, dream about, eat about… you know, totally normal. Puh-lease tell me I’m not alone in this?!

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Every year around this time I get really excited for fall. There’s something about that smell in the air, the leaves starting to change colors, my birthday 🙂  I don’t know it just gets me in the mood to die my hair darker, buy mums, bake until my eyeballs fall out. It’s pretty safe to say it’s my favorite season. Can you tell?

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This weekend my hubs and I are heading up north with our great friends {Mike and Heidi} to the Charlevoix area for a little getaway. If the weather holds out we’ll be doing something crazy like a 3 hour hike and zip-lining excursion… feel free to follow me {or don’t} on Instagram if you want to see this girl in a helmet. {I’m a little scurrrd!}

So thinking about the semi-long road trip ahead, made me think about cookies… doesn’t everyone? I was in the mood for something fall-y so I baked up some pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!


Look I pretty much cover all the food groups {you can thank me later}:

Pumpkin = vegetable

Golden Flax Meal = fiber, omegas… YUM!

Oatmeal = more fiber and now you can consider these cookies as a breakfast item.

Chocolate Chips = dairy {riiiiight?!}

dry ingredients

Throw all the dry ingredients in a bowl; you got your flour, your oatmeal and your ground flax seed too… then there’s the cinnamon, salt and baking soda…


Give it a stir and scoot off to the side.

sugar & butter

In a larger bowl; add the two sticks of butter, the cup of granulated sugar and a cup of dark brown sugar.


Blend until light and fluffy.


Add in the egg…


Blend until just incorporated.

add pumpkin

Next comes the cup of pumpkin and..


3/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.


Scrape the bowl down, making sure you get it all in there…


And mix on low.

half the dry ingredients

Add in half of the dry ingredients, mix and repeat with the rest.

final mix

This batter is AMAZING… totally beater licking GOOD!

chocolate chips

Throw in a bag {11 oz.} of milk chocolate chips…

mix by hand

And stir by hand to get those all up in thur.

form cookie dough balls

I use two spoons… but if you have those nifty scoops  just form rounded balls of dough and space them out onto a lined sheet pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes {rotating the pan halfway} until the edges are golden.

bake cool

Let them cool on the pan before carefully transferring them to a rack to cool. These cookies are crazy soft and chewy, so be careful when transferring them!

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If pumpkin and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies had a baby… these would be the result.

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Super soft, chewy and LOADED with chocolate chips… these pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are falls “it” cookie. Everyone’s eating one… or seven.


Enjoy! And if you give these Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If pumpkin and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies had a baby... these would be the result.

Yield: about 3 dozen

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10-12 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour ish


2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup golden flax seed meal

1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

1/2 cup quick oats

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 cup dark brown sugar

1 cup pumpkin puree

1 whole egg

3/4 teaspoon real vanilla extract

1 (11 ounce) bag of milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips (like Ghirardelli)


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a couple baking sheets with parchment or a Silpat.

In a medium bowl stir together the flour, golden flax meal, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

In a larger bowl combine the butter and both sugars. Blend until light and fluffy. Add in the cup of pumpkin, the egg and vanilla and blend until all the ingredients are incorporated.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add half of the dry ingredients. Mix until combined and then repeat with the remaining dry ingredients.

Add in the bag of chocolate chips and mix in by hand.

Form into rounded tablespoons of cookie dough and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through, until the edges of the cookie are slightly golden.

Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for 5-8 minutes before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

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25 Responses to “Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. #
    Coleens Recipes — September 20, 2013 at 5:27 am

    We are getting an early taste of frost here in Alaska, so (to me) that means pumpkin time. I’ve been looking for a new pumpkin recipe, so this is perfect timing. Thank you for sharing.

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    MyThy as in "Mighty" — September 20, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I’m obsessed w/ pumpkin everything! I need to try these esp w/ the addition of flax seeds! Enjoy your trip to Charlevoix!

  3. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 20, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Well these have oatmeal so I vote they count as breakfast. YUM!!

  4. #
    Tieghan Gerard — September 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

    You are so not alone. I am the very same way every single year! I love fall! All the pumpkins, leaves, mums (my favorite!), cozy baking! I just love it all!

    Love these cookies too!! I mean they are like health food! Pumpkin, oatmeal and flaxseeds! Awesome!

  5. #
    Serena @ Don't Judge Me for my Sweet Tooth — September 20, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I have been trying to restrain myself from excessive amount of fall baking. (Especially living in northern Michigan… the weather is so fall-like, it’s hard to resist!!)
    Now, after seeing this, I am about to cave and go by pumpkin. I am definitely starting my pumpkin baking with these cookies this year!

    Have fun in Charlevoix…. that area is beautiful!!!

  6. #
    Jenna — September 20, 2013 at 8:38 am

    These sound wonderful and perfect for fall

  7. #
    Steph (Poupette in the Kitchen) — September 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Sweet pumpkin is still a taste my French-self has to get accustomed to… But those look delicious Laurie! I’m going to have to try those!!
    But first things first: this weekend, I’m baking your dark chocolate and Merlot cookies! They’ve been titillating me since last year 😀 Hurray!!!

  8. #
    Sandy Coughlin — September 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Cookies on a road trip are a must! Have a great trip!

  9. #
    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) — September 20, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    YUM! I’ve gotta make these for the office this fall.

  10. #
    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — September 20, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    The fall baking bug got me last weekend….I’m trying my hardest to pace myself. This is the best fall cookie combination ever!! Love the flax addition.

  11. #
    Abby — September 20, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Let’s say I’m not the sort of person who owns something like “golden flax seed meal.” Could I make the recipe without it? Should I add a little extra flour or oatmeal or something?

  12. #
    Cate @ Chez CateyLou — September 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I am definitely as obsessed with fall as you are! What a perfect fall cookie – these look so delicious!

  13. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    These sounds delicious!!

  14. #
    Shelby — September 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Bought a pumpkin and a pot of mums today! The pumpkin is for the front porch,though, since we don’t care to eat them. Love apples, nuts, raisins, sweet potatoes, soups- all other Fall items just not pumpkins. Bring it on!

  15. #
    Laura @ The Rookie Cook — September 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    These sound soo good! Pinning to make soon 🙂
    I’ve never seen golden flax seed (all I have is the dark stuff). Where do you find it?

  16. #
    Hayley Parker — September 24, 2013 at 10:06 am

    *raises hand shamelessly* I’ve got the fall baking bug, too! It’s going around 😉 but it’s a good thing to have because LOOK AT THOSE COOKIES! Epitome of perfection.

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 24th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

      Yup, definitely contagious! The only remedy… cookies. I like.

  17. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 25, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Love this! Oatmeal cookie is my favorite and I absolutely adore this pumpkin version!

  18. #
    Kristi A. — September 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    These look amazing! Did you mean baking powder or baking soda? Baking powder is on the ingredient list, and soda is in the step-by-step and the directions.

    • simplyscratch replied: — September 27th, 2013 @ 4:37 pm

      GAH! Thank you Kristi! Yup it’s supposed to be soda! Thanks for catching that 🙂

  19. #
    Sofia A. — October 13, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Yummmmm!!! Aren’t fall baking bugs the best? The batter nearly made me faint! I didn’t have the flax meal so I used more oats. Used 1 1/2 c brown sugar rather than 1 c of each white and brown sugars. Added thin almond slices, too, to half of the batch. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  20. #
    Ashley — June 1, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I made these today and they are super delicious! I had to bake them for 17 minutes, but that could have just been my oven. Thank you for another awesome recipe.


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