These Oatmeal Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are made even better for you with the addition of whole wheat flour! They are chewy and delicious and sure to be gone in minutes!
With the holidays fast approaching, I’ve started thinking about gift giving. I love to give small treats and trinkets to our neighbors and friends. Cookies are always an easy treat to make and give and I’ve been wanting to try out a recipe that I recently came across from Two Peas and Their Pod for Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (recipe below). They looked and sounded delicious, and I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to try out the sample of pumpkin puree I had in my cupboard.
HOW TO MAKE OATMEAL PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are a pretty straightforward cookie recipe. Here’s what you’re going to need:
Dry ingredients: A combination of whole wheat and all-purpose flour, oats, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and of course chocolate chips.
Wet ingredients: Butter, white and brown sugars, pumpkin puree (not the pie filling), egg and vanilla.
OATMEAL PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE:
Whisk together the flours, baking soda, salt and spices and set aside until ready to mix.
Cream together butter and sugars until smooth and fluffy. (Creaming is a process where butter and sugar are beaten together until they are a light and creamy consistency. Add the pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
Slowly mix in the flour mixture just until combined. This is the point where you can literally watch the flour disappear into the batter. You don’t want to over mix of you could end up with a very dense cookie.
Fold the oats and chocolate chips into the batter just until they are incorporated evenly.
Drop the by rounded tablespoons onto a cookie sheet. I always, always use my medium cookie scoop for baking cookies. It yields a perfectly rounded, evenly distributed cookie every single time.
Bake in a preheated, 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown brown on top. Let them sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes after removing them from the oven to let them cool slightly, before transferring them to a wire rack.
DO I HAVE TO USE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR?
No, you can use any mix of flour you like. Use the half and half method that I use, or use all whole wheat, or all all-purpose flour. The whole wheat flour will yield a little bit denser cookie.
HOW LONG DO THESE PUMPKIN COOKIES LAST?
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies will last several days if stored properly in an airtight container in the fridge. To store, layer cookies in an airtight container, with sheets of wax paper or parchment paper between them to prevent sticking.
CAN CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES BE FROZEN?
Absolutely! These cookies freeze beautifully when stored in an airtight container, layered with sheets of wax paper or parchment paper between them to prevent sticking. You could also store them in ziplock bags in a single layer.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU MAKE WITH PUMPKIN?
Pumpkin is wonderful to cook and bake with because it’s so versatile and provides moisture to any recipe which can significantly reduce the amount of fats needed. Plus it’s so good for you! Here are some delicious recipes that use pumpkin:
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Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.