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Pumpkin Cookie Recipe October 24, 2012

We attended the girl’s school Halloween party tonight. To my delight they looked alright. It was a good test run for the actual trick-or-treat; certain elements of their costumes need tweaking, but for approximately ten hours of work I am pleased with the results.

Amara was a red squirrel, Terra was Pocahontas

Since we were running late (as always) we weren’t able to make the pumpkin cookies we’d signed up to bring to the party. We love our pumpkin cookie recipe and make it every autumn. I will probably make them next week and bring them as a treat for the girls’ classmates anyway. The cookies are too good not to share (plus, no one ate our crackers and hummus offering tonight and I feel slightly guilty)! Here’s the recipe (we adapted it from a recipe we found years ago on

Pumpkin Cookie Recipe


4 Cups flour

2 Cups oatmeal

2 Tsp baking soda

2 Tsp cinnamon

1 Tsp salt

1 1/2 Cups coconut oil

1/2 Cup white sugar

2 Cups brown sugar

1 egg

1 Tsp vanilla

1 1/2 Cups canned pumpkin

1/2 Cup walnuts

1/2 Cup raisins

1/2 Cup shredded coconut


In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, oatmeal, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, walnuts, raisins, and shredded coconut. In a separate, smaller bowl, combine the oil, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla . Whisk the contents of the smaller bowl thoroughly. Add the pumpkin to the smaller bowl in 1/2 cup increments, mixing thoroughly with each addition. Combine all the ingredients in the large mixing bowl and stir together with a spoon (it gets very thick, you may have to clear your spoon and start in different places of the bowl to ensure an even mixture). Drop small spoonfuls of dough onto greased baking sheets. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F (or until lightly browned).

Yields: A LOT! 4 dozen or so, depending on how big your spoonfuls of dough.

Substitution FYI: These cookies taste wonderful with butternut squash in place of pumpkin.



2 Responses to “Pumpkin Cookie Recipe”

  1. Do you know why a cookie would be cake-like instead of cookie consistency? I keep having this problem over and over again and cannot figure it out because I go by the recipes!

    • Jet Says:

      ??? Maybe it’s the recipes! I’ve got some recipes that just make cake-like cookies, and others give me that classic cookie consistency. Where do you get your recipes? I bought a book of cookie recipes (“Cookies: Over 300 Step-By-Step Recipes For Home Made Baking”) some years ago and vowed to make every cookie in the book. That didn’t happen, but by about cookie number 50 I’d gained a much better understanding of what I was doing. I’m no expert though, I just like to eat cookies 🙂 If I can think of anything else I’ll let you know!

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