Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

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.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies on plate

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 milk

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips

You will love these pumpkin cookies, they are a fall favorite!
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Total Time
32 minutes
3 dozen cookies


  • 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.

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. OMG I have made these cookies twice in the last year with the second time being tonight. They are really good but both times mine came out super gooey. I couldn’t figure out why they were like that because they look nothing like the picture. So I and here to read the comments to see if anyone else was having this problem only to realize as I was passing the ingredients that it says 1 cup of pumpkin! I thought and read it both times as 1 can!!!! Hahaha well now I know next time to only use 1 cup and they will probably look more like the pictures you have. I honestly don’t know how I read it that way both times almost a year apart! Oh well they were still yummy

  2. I made these cookies last week and they were delicious!! These are a soft cookie with lots of flavor. Everybody loved them. These are my new favorite fall cookie. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. This recipe was fantastic. I just added 1/2 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice for all of the spices and added 1/2 tsp more cinnamon.
    I just completed 4 sheets of cookies and OH MY!!!! They are fantastic. “Fall in a cookie” my wife says. Thank you

  4. i was so excited about these cookies, and i followed the recipe exactly, but there was definitely something missing. They were so mushy. I feel as if more dry ingredients are needed….thoughts? My cookies look nothing like your crunchy-looking cookies.

  5. This cookie recipe is awasome . just what our family needed this time of year . . second time i made them i added walnunts. , and coconut . that was yummy too .Happy Fall .

  6. New to your website . . . where is the nutritional information for the pumpkin cookies. Made over the weekend and was informed that they are very good, but we need the nutritional information.

    Thank you

  7. I am interest in ordering these cookies can u tell me how they are delicious it’s the cookie that have butterscotch and dried cranberries can you tell me how to order if I can thanks in advance

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