Pumpkin Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am sure I am OD’ing on all things pumpkin right now, but I don’t care. I’ve been testing out different pumpkin coffees — Dunkin Donuts hot pumpkin coffee is still the winner right now. My mom got me a nice autumn air diffuser for my apartment, so it smells like fall up in here. And CVS is already stocking it’s shelves with candy corn, so summer is a distant memory and it’s time to bring on all things fall. I will say that I miss the double ovens and extra counterspace of the Cape kitchen, but it was nice to do some baking in Boston this week. These pumpkin cookies are a really sweet tasting cookie, and less muffin-like than the plain Pumpkin Cranberry cookies of last week.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Spice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract and beat well until combined. I got these cute measuring cups at Marshalls a few weeks ago. They seemed fitting with the fall theme.


Step 2: In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, and salt. If you don’t have pumpkin spice you can use a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg, but pumpkin spice is legit and you should invest in some for the fall. Gradually add in the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until well incorporated.

Step 3: Add in oats and mix well.

Step 4: Add in cranberries and chocolate chips. I just added in the whole bag of chocolate chips because I wasn’t in the mood to measure, and leftover chocolate chips have a tendency to be eaten anyway.

Step 5: Scoop even size balls of dough onto a sil-pat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes or until the cookies are light brown.

These cookies are seriously delicious. My desk was moved at work last week, and I’m curious to see what kind of panic attack is going to happen when people come looking for cookies tomorrow morning and my old desk is empty. I will tell you one person who is NOT happy that I did not go to the Cape and bake cookies this weekend … my Grandpa. I got a text tonight with this picture (from my mom, my grandpa does not have a camera phone although I keep telling him he needs to get this new fangled Internet thing that all the kids are talking about). So I am thinking if I get another guilt trip photo like this again, I’m going to need to start a mail order cookie business so that all my favorite people get their weekly cookie fix.