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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips

It’s been awhile since I have posted a pumpkin recipe. I thought I would give you all a break from my pumpkin madness. I went kind of crazy with the pumpkin this year:) I made these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips a few weeks ago and have been waiting impatiently to share the recipe. I couldn’t wait any longer because these cookies are super scrumptious and a good recipe is meant for sharing.

These cookies have all of my favorite ingredients-pumpkin, oatmeal, Fall spices, dried cranberries, and chocolate chips. Of course I love these cookies right out of the oven, who doesn’t like a freshly baked cookie? But my favorite way to enjoy these cookies is right out of the freezer. I put a bag of cookies in the back of our freezer, in hopes that I would forget they were there. Well, my cookie cravings got the best of me and I broke into the bag of frozen Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies. Big mistake because now I am addicted to them. My bag is running low and it will be a sad day when they are gone.

Hopefully, the cookies will last until Thanksgiving because I know I am baking a batch for “Turkey Day.” I know Thanksgiving dessert is usually all about the pie, but not at our house. Sure, we have pie, but we also have cookies. A holiday celebration is not complete without cookies and I am sure these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries and Chocolate Chips will get gobbled up in no time. If they don’t, fine by me, I will put the leftovers in the freezer for my own secret stash:)

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Cook Time: 12 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon all ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and salt. Set dry ingredients aside.

3. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Gradually add flour mixture and mix until ingredients are incorporated.

4. Stir in oats, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake cookies for about 12 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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116 Responses to “Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips”

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  1. Kathryn — November 11, 2011 @ 4:02 am

    Perfect combination of flavours!

  2. Ondina Maria — November 11, 2011 @ 4:37 am

    These cookies look wonderful. And I just bought a pack of dried cranberries and have dark choc chips in the house, as well as pumpkin puree so I guess this recipe is just calling me :)

  3. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — November 11, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    Oh my! This is thanksgiving party in your mouth!!

  4. Rosa — November 11, 2011 @ 5:53 am

    So tempting! A perfect combination of flavors.



  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — November 11, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    Another awesome cookie recipe! Yum!

  6. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — November 11, 2011 @ 7:06 am

    These look wonderful. Cranberries in cookies, mmmmm good!

    And I love how you said “we” added a pinterest button. If I asked my husband ANYTHING that had to do with my blog, he’d look at me like I had 7 heads. That’s so cool you guys are a tag team :)

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 11, 2011 @ 8:04 am

    these sound so good! i love pumpkin stuff and oatmeal cookies, it just makes sense to combine the two!

  8. Cookbook Queen — November 11, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    I agree about having cookies at Thanksgiving…I always bake up a few varieties for ours! These look perfect, love all the Fall Flavors :)

  9. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — November 11, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Yum, Maria!! I’ll just keep rotating your sweets in between mine each week, ok? :)

  10. nicole — November 11, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    thank you, maria!! i was searching for a pumpkin cookie without frosting the other day, and couldn’t find anything. this is perfect:)

    • Two Peas replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 9:56 am

      Oh good! Glad I could help out:)

  11. Bev Weidner — November 11, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    Why aren’t we neighbors?

    • Two Peas replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 9:56 am

      I wish:)

  12. Julie @ Table for Two — November 11, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    This sounds divine! I love the combination of dried cranberries & chocolate chips! I have a party to go to tonight & was trying to think of a dessert to make & I think you just helped me with my decision!! :) thanks!

  13. Jenny Flake — November 11, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    Perfection, that is all :) Have a great day girl!!

  14. Lisa [With Style and Grace] — November 11, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    goodness, there are a lot of yummy things in this cookie!

  15. Melissa // thefauxmartha — November 11, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Oats + pumpkin + cranberries + chocolate. Yes please!

  16. Lauren — November 11, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Totally trying these out! They sound amazing!

  17. brandi — November 11, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    i may just have to mozy on up there for Thanksgiving to get some of these cookies! love the mix dried cranberries and chocolate chips :)

  18. Amber, RD — November 11, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    These look great! How true that these have all the best of fall!

  19. Estela @ Weekly Bite — November 11, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    Looks delicious! I just happen to have everything on hand to make these :)

  20. Amanda — November 11, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    This combination of flavors seems so simple… but I dont think I have EVER had a pumpkin cookie with cranberries!! Brilliance from you.. as always!

  21. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — November 11, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    I LOVE craisins!! They’re so awesome in cookies and really any baked good.

  22. Ashley — November 11, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    I’m happy to see more pumpkin recipes! :) I made the pumpkin gingersnaps you posted – delicious!

  23. Kristina Vanni — November 11, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

    As a dedicated “cookie monster” these are making my mouth water! Such a fantastic combination of delicious flavors!

  24. nicole {sweet peony} — November 11, 2011 @ 1:47 pm

    your photos are so pretty! i know i would love these cookies with the cranberries but i’m a little hesitant about pumpkin & chocolate. i’ve never had that combination before. only one way to find out :) happy friday!

  25. Cookin' Canuck — November 11, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    These sound wonderful, Maria. I’m sure your family will love to see these sitting alongside the pies at Thanksgiving.

  26. Delishhh — November 11, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    OMG could you put any more in there :) I would love to try these – i have some pumpkin left over hmmm. . .being pregnant i can’t choose what to make so many choice and everything looks good these days :).

  27. Diane {Created by Diane} — November 11, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    love these, cranberry and chocolate are great together.

  28. Lindsay @ The Live-In Kitchen — November 11, 2011 @ 4:05 pm

    Yay! I’ve been looking for new pumpkin recipes. I can’t wait to make these. I’m also super curious about trying them from the freezer. I love a warm cookie. Don’t they get super hard when they’re cold??

    • Two Peas replied: — November 11th, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

      They harden, but they won’t break your teeth:) They are not that hard:) Give them a try!

  29. DessertForTwo — November 11, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    I think I’ll make these tonight. And I think I’ll eat them all tonight too :)

  30. Winnie — November 11, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    I love pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! These look fairly wholesome and extremely delicious :)

  31. Deborah — November 11, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    I love that these are a little different than the normal “puffy” pumpkin cookies. Definitely want to try these!

  32. Emily — November 11, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    All my favorite flavors rolled into one! Yum!

  33. Jeanette — November 11, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    There is so much goodness in this cookie!

  34. Fallon — November 11, 2011 @ 6:39 pm

    I love everything this cookie as to offer!

  35. These look delicious, I love the use of cranberries in it!!

  36. vanillasugarblog — November 11, 2011 @ 7:20 pm

    just last week i was thinking about adding pumpkin to oatmeal cookies for a healthy snack. great idea Maria!

  37. Joanne — November 11, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

    What you call pumpkin madness, I call pumpkin heaven. I’ve been loving all these recipes!

  38. Family Meals and Cooking Tips — November 12, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    I can’t wait to make these yummo looking cookies. My youngest son is a cooking fiend so he will be super excited. A great lunchbox idea too …

  39. Ellen Tinder — November 12, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    could i add applesauce to the cookie dough to keep from getting hard, i like a soft cookie

    • Two Peas replied: — November 12th, 2011 @ 10:13 am

      The cookies are already really soft due to the pumpkin. You can substitute some applesauce for the butter too if you would like.

  40. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — November 12, 2011 @ 9:02 am

    Nothing like the smell of warm cookies coming out of the oven and I would bet these were extra special!

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