Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with a Maple Glaze

Fall is upon us and I am craving all things pumpkin.  Well, except the lattes.... those aren't my jam.  But pretty much everything else is :)  I have been waiting for an opportunity to make these cookies and when we had a rainy evening and everything on hand I jumped on it.

Here's What You'll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée (not pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon milk (not nonfat), plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
Step 1 - Mix the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl.  

Step 2 - Place the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in your mixer.  Start it on medium and let it go for a few minutes until it's all fluffy and lighter in color.


Step 3 - Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix.

Step 4 - Add in half of the flour/oat mixture, mix it up a bit then half of the pumpkin and mix.  Repeat with the other half of the flour/oats and pumpkin.  Be sure to scrape down the sides.

This is seriously the weirdest looking dough.  It's like a cookie dough/cake batter hybrid and I was completely skeptical.  I scooped it out using a  1/4 cup measuring cup (per the original directions) and plopped them onto parchment paper lined baking sheets (these are my favorite because they're HUGE!).  

Step 5 - Bake the cookies for 24 minutes at 350 degrees.  I did two at a time and rotated the two pans so that they were on the lower rack half of the time and the upper rack the other half.

Step 6 - After the cookies have cooled on a cooling rack, mix the powdered sugar, milk and maple syrup together using a fork.   It should be smooth and not super thick.

Step 7 - Take the glaze and drizzle it over the cool cookies

Let the glaze set for about 20 minutes and then you're set!
Spoiler alert - you don't have to wait for it to set... it's good when it's gooey as well :)


They are so so so good!!!  Fall goodness without being way too pumpkiney ;)

So cross your fingers and hope for a dreary day so you can get your bake on :)

Happy Thursday, friends!


  1. Can't wait to try these. Thanks for sharing the recipe !!!

  2. I'm thinking I should probably make them tonight. ;) They look amazing!

  3. Yum!! Can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. These look so good! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Those looks so yummy! And I love your cooking/baking posts with all the great step-by-step pictures!

  6. These look AMAZING!!! I will for sure be making these.. and now that this Texas girl lives in Colorado, I totally don't have to wait as long for fall! *insert confetti emoji here*

  7. Quick question; why not nonfat milk? :)

  8. Pumpkin and powdered sugar going on the grocery list so I can make these ASAP!

  9. Glad to know I'm not the only one who LOVES pumpkin....but not in her latte! :) These look yummy!

  10. Andrea, where is your salt and pepper container from?! LOVE! I'm sure it is posted somewhere on your blog, but I can't find it for the life of me!

    Can't wait to try these cookies!

  11. Yum! I JUST bought pumpkin to make muffins, but I think I may have to shift it over and make these cookies instead :) They look so yummy! I too am NOT a fan of the PSL, but LOVE everything else pumpkin :)

  12. Yummy Andrea! I am going to see if the kids will try them in my house!

  13. This may be kind of a dumb question but is the stand mixer really needed? I only have a hand held one with no paddle attachment, does that make much of difference? They look delicious!!

  14. These look delicious! Can't wait to try them!!

  15. Love your recipes!!! I cant wait to make these for my family! Have a great Friday Eve :)

  16. I'm excited to try these! I never get tired of pumpkin recipes!

  17. Oh, yummy! *adding pumpkin and oatmeal to the grocery list*

  18. I made these last night - thanks for the suggestion! They are delicious....and really good with my coffee this morning. ;)