Oatmeal Pumpkin Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Pumpkin Chip Cookies

Fall is in the air! Only one more week until the beginning of my most favorite season of the year. Each year, I create a to-do list of every fall activity that I want to immerse myself in. Most years, I am able to get almost all of my activities accomplished. Joshua loves to get involved with my list as well and often adds great ideas to our accumulating adventures. We’ve been so busy focusing on our jobs as well as updating his starter home, but we are making time for fun-tivities.


This year the fall to-do list includes: The Big E, Hiking, Visiting a Small Coffee Shop, Buying Fall Candles, Taking Photographs of Falling Leaves, The Second Annual Barn Party, Halloween Movie Marathons, Bobbing for Apples, Bonfires, Haunted Maze/House, Vinyl Record Shopping, Football Games, Beer Festival, Pumpkin and Apple Picking, Trying a New Restaurant, Going for a Long Bike Ride, and Baking Delicious Fall Goodies.


I’ve already had my mandatory slice of apple pie and cup of cider. Mmmmmm.


Trust me. The list goes on. But we have things to do and cookies to eat.


Most of my brilliant baking ideas are generated on my car rides home from work. I will be sitting in my car after a long day at work reflecting on all of the scenarios from my day and hi-yah! Seven different delicious pumpkin ideas to congregate in my brain and wait in queue for baking.


This oatmeal pumpkin chip cookie was one of those seven ideas.


After baking these cookies, I set them to cool out on my kitchen counter. My grandfather, who is always willing to be a taste tester, grabbed a hot cookie after I had warned him not to touch them for a few minutes. He might have burned his hand, but he could not refuse the aroma of pumpkin and cinnamon wafting through the air. He returned several times to the cooling rack snatching at least three or four cookies.


So, what’s on your fall to-do list? Are you as excited for sweaters and boots as I am?




Oatmeal Pumpkin Chip Cookies


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin spice chips


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream butter with hand mixer. Slowly add egg to butter and beat until smooth. Add brown and granulated sugar as well as vanilla. Beat until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda. Stir well with spoon.
  3. Slowly pour wet mixture into large-sized bowl with dry ingredients. Beat with mixer until just combined. Add pumpkin spice chips and use turn on mixer for 5 - 10 seconds or until chips are evenly dispersed into dough. Cover dough with plastic and place in refrigerator for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. On a parchment lined cookie sheet, roll oatmeal cookie dough into 1-1/2 inch balls. Place dough in oven and bake for 7-9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and cool slightly before eating.
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Written by Miss Scrambled Egg

Erin is the author of Miss Scrambled Egg. She is a barista, teacher, and blogger. She is slightly overwhelmed by the sight of carrot cake and Bernese Mountain Dogs.

  • Oatmeals and pumpkin make the best combo! Hooray for fall recipes!
  • MirNo Gravatar says:
    I like your fall to do list! I hope you can fit it in with teaching. It’s amazing how busy things can get. Great use of the pumpkin chips, Erin!
  • Dear Erin, So why have I never heard of pumpkin chips? Sounds absolutely scrumptious and I see your grandfather agrees. These days survival is biggest on my list in the fall. It used to be apple picking, apple sauce and apple butter making/fall baking, etc. But school events, music lessons and three soccer teams for four boys take up my days now….ha. We’ll definitely squeeze in apple picking and apple pie. Would love to visit a winery in the fall. Such a beautiful time of year for that. Hope teaching’s going well and you’re transitioning. Let us know about the house renovations and enjoy the Big E! xo
    • Allie – You need to try pumpkin chips! They have them at Target and Walmart. Your boys sound so busy. I’m sure you love being able to watch them with sports and music though. 🙂 The Big E was so much fun. I ate a Maine baked potato and celebrated Connecticut Day. 🙂
  • What a great list! I need to make a list. Fall is so short here, before you know it, there will be snow :/ LOVE the looks of these cookies, I need to find some of these pumpkin chips! They sound all sorts of amazing!
  • I’ve never heard of ‘Pumpkin Spice Chips!’ I will definitely have to check them out at my local supermarket. And fall is my favorite season too! I just love boot and sweater weather (who doesn’t?). Also I just love how cheerful and happy people become in the fall (probably because holiday season is around the corner). I’m just so excited (I’m smiling as I type this)! 🙂
  • That’s a pretty impressive to-do list you have there! I believe I’ll start with these cookies and finish with some beer festivals! I hope you are settled into your new teaching job now and having a great time!
  • Love that you included Halloween movie marathons and buying fall candles on your fall bucket list. Those are on mine too! Love curling up with a good book and a hot cup of cider, too 🙂 Love these cookies and I adore those pumpkin chips! Wish they weren’t seasonal because I’d love to eat ’em by the handful!
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