Homemade Pumpkin, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Cookies. A Fall Cooking Favorite Recipe!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. It seems like much more “home cooking” begins and I love to cook! This recipe has become a staple around the time the fall pumpkins come out and the pilot absolutely loves them. The ingredient list is mostly in the cabinet already. You don’t have to cook a fresh pumpkin to make this recipe, but I highly recommend it. Here’s the ingredient list:

1 & 1/2 cups of butter

2 cups of packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

2 cups of steamed pumpkin (if you do not want to cook your own use 1 can of solid packed pumpkin)

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups of all-purpose flour

2 cups of quick-cooking oats

2 teaspoons of baking soda

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon of salt

2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips


If you are going to steam your own pumpkin, start with that. Cooking pumpkins are usually quite a bit smaller than carving pumpkins. First, cut open the top and take the seeds out (just like you do a Halloween pumpkin). Then peel the outside of it with a potato peeler. It’s not very hard to do. Once it is peeled, steam the pumpkin for about an hour an a half (note, you are not boiling it, but steaming it). It will slightly change to a darker color. After it has cooked, put the pumpkin into a blender and blend away. That’s it!

Now you can preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugars together.

In the mixer, Combine the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla.

Then add the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter-sugar mixture to the mix, slowly.


After it is well mixed stir in the chocolate chips.


I like my cookies to be fluffy so I like to bake the cookies on an ungreased cooking matte. Bake them 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. These are very homemade and are wonderful to eat. The pilot gives these a 9.5 on the 1-10 scale. Enjoy!





  1. I totally agree with the pilot! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I love reading your blog!

  2. Morgan, these look yummy!!!! Kelli V

  3. Leah Palmer says:

    I loved these, Morgan. I was actually telling complete strangers about them at dinner last weekend! :-)

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