My love for pumpkin runs DEEP! I am always looking for a new way to work it into a recipe, and after talking with a friend recently I realized I can really pack it into just about anything. This recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies is like the pumpkin cookie of my dreams. You are really going to love them!
What you need:
These cookies require a fairly simple ingredient list, most of which I usually have on hand anyway. The only planning ahead you want to do it to make a batch of my Pumpkin Spice Praline Pecans to use as an added mix in.
I also like to use a brick of baking chocolate for the chunks here, the melt so nicely, and give you large and small pockets of chocolate to enjoy. Chop it up and pull out 16-18 of the larger chunks to press into the top of the cookies before baking. Toss the rest in when the time comes.
Start by creaming your butter and sugars together. Then add in the pumpkin and and egg and beat until combined.
Next it is time for the mix ins. Blend in the oatmeal and add the chocolate chunks, and praline pecans. Fold by hand when adding the pecans and chocolate so they don’t get broken up.
I then add in a generous drizzle of pumpkin butter. This can be homemade or store-bought. I already made the pecans to add, so I used store-bought.
This must also be mixed by hand, literally only fold it into the bowl 4-5 times so big pockets of it are left throughout the dough.
Portion out the cookies on to 3 lined cookie sheets. I used a 2 tablespoon scoop, but you can really scoop them to any size you like, just adjust the cooking time. Press one of your reserved chocolate chunks into the top of each cookie for more goodness!
These cookies are a little moist from the pumpkin and the pumpkin butter. Cook them until a dark golden brown to ensure that the bottoms set completely. Then let them cool on the cookie sheet until the chocolate chunk is no longer melted. If you are too hasty you middles may stick to the pan.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
- 1 C Unsalted Butter room temp
- 1 C Light Brown Sugar packed
- 3/4 C Granulated Sugar
- 1 lg Egg
- 1/2 C Pumpkin Puree
- 1 t Vanilla Extract
- 1 t Kosher Salt
- 1 t Baking Soda
- 2 C All-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 C Rolled Oats
- 1 1/2 C Dark Chocolate Chunks or a 6 oz bar chopped
- 1 1/2 C Pumpkin Spice Praline Pecans rough chopped
- 1/2 C Pumpkin Butter
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together at medium speed until fluffy, 4 minutes. Add the egg, pumpkin, and vanilla, beat until well combined.
- Add the salt and baking soda and beat to blend into the mixture. Add the flour and the oats and blend just until the mixture comes together and no flour is visible. Add the chocolate chunks and pecans and fold them in by hand. Place the pumpkin butter in the bowl and fold in only 4-5 times to leave streaks running through the cookie dough.
- Portion the cookies out on to the prepared baking sheets into 2 tablespoon size balls and bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown. Press a chunk of chocolate into the top of each before baking for the melted chocolate effect on top.
Also, be sure to let the cookies fully cool on the pan before trying to remove them. The chocolate and pumpkin butter makes them very gooey, and they will stick and lose their centers if you try to remove them too soon. Use a spatula to carefully get them off the tray.
More Pumpkin Goodness!
When you find you love these Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies – Turn them into Ice Cream Sandwiches using my Pumpkin Cardamom Ice Cream for even more delight! It also features more Pumpkin Spice Pecans!
And get my Pumpkin Spiced Praline Pecans recipe HERE!
If you make this recipe, please let me know by leaving a review at the bottom of this page!
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