Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

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If you like regular oatmeal scotchies, you will love the pumpkin version. I personally think they are much better:) Pumpkin and butterscotch are the perfect combination for this fall cookie. Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies are a MUST make for fall.


These chewy and soft oatmeal cookies are a fall favorite. Add them to your pumpkin baking list today! I am sure you will bake them over and over. They are on repeat at our house during the fall months. And FYI-they freeze well and taste just as good right out of the freezer:)

Happy pumpkin baking!

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

Pumpkin oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips-a fall favorite!
4.30 from 10 votes



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Whisk flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add in pumpkin and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in flour mixture. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.
  • Drop dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set and golden. Remove cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.


Calories: 156kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 94mg, Potassium: 61mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 1382IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

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  1. They are really yummy! I only used 1/2 C of each of the sugars. I would only use 1 C of the chips next time as I felt they were a little overwhelming. Mine aren’t as pretty as the picture you have posted here. I live at a high altitude so that might be why they didn’t spread much as they baked. It may have also been because I didn’t use all of the sugar. Thanks! I will definitely make them again. Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    Very good.  I used cinnamon chips and added walnuts, baked the full 12 minutes.  They don’t spread so I flattened them out too.  

  3. The thing I do not understand is pumpkin purée is pumpkin is what is used to make pumpkin pie. I bake pumpkins and make mine from scratch since most pumpkin pie filling is mostly squash. Just get a pumpkin cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, bake until tender and process. It usually takes about an hour. The left over can be frozen up to one year. I do it every year without fail.

  4. 3 stars
    I am a huge oatmeal scotchie fan and I love pumpkin so this recipe got me good!
    However, the cookies not only didn’t spread, they also remain much more moist in the middle. Definitely not what I was expecting and the flavor was not as strong either. I followed the recipe as is.
    I love the idea, but it just didn’t turn out for us.

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