Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies combine all the fabulous flavors of Fall in a cookie!

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Yes.  It’s true.  I’m posting my first pumpkin recipe in August.  But hey!  It’s the END of August and this weekend is Labor Day weekend and of course September is just a few days away and when I think of September I think of Fall and when I think of the Fall I think of pumpkins.  Don’t you?  Or didn’t you follow all that :)

These cookies were definitely worth me jumping outside of my”pumpkin-safe baking zone“.  I was just really craving something homey and yummy and I knew these cookies would make me feel good.

And they did.  Very good.

These cookies definitely remind me of pumpkin pie.  Both in taste and the amazing fragrance that wafts throughout the house as the cookies are baking.  I have to say that it’s pretty fun when you add the pumpkin and the dough gets all orange – the kids love that!

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies from MomOnTimeout.com | The flavors of Fall all in a cookie!  #cookie #recipe #pumpkin

This cookie is everything you would expect from a classic Oatmeal Raisin cookie – nice and soft with a little hint of spice. Throw in pumpkin and walnuts and this cookie is definitely worthy of any and all Fall festivities.

It’s funny because I am absolutely nuts about pecans.  They are my go-to nut for any and all recipes but I really, really love the walnuts in these cookies and I think walnuts are particularly good with the pumpkin flavor.

Chris came home and was like “Whatever you made, they sell candles that make your house smell like this too.”  Trust me, no one was complaining about me making pumpkin cookies in August.  They couldn’t.  Their mouths were too full.

Pumpkin Pie Walnut Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
 
Makes 2½ dozen cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 1½ cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅛ tsp allspice
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raisins
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, oats, baking soda and spices in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in egg and mix until well combined.
  4. Add pumpkin, egg, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  5. Slowly add in flour mixture stirring just until combined.
  6. Stir in walnuts and raisins.
  7. Chill dough for 1 hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  9. Drop ¼ cup cookie dough onto lined baking sheets and press dough down slightly with the back of a spoon. (The dough does not spread much when baking.)
  10. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until just lightly browned.
  11. Cool for 3-4 minutes on baking sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Is anyone else totally excited for Fall to arrive?  I keep thinking that this may be the last year that my boys are totally into pumpkin patches and so I’ve really got to hit them hard this year.  I’m thinking at least a dozen :)  Oh!  And the weather!  I can’t wait for days when I have to put on a sweater because it’s a little chilly – those are the best!

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Here are some more things we like to make in the Fall:

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Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

Pom Pom Pumpkins

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Comments

  1. These are awesome Trish! I’m so into pumpkin right now!
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust recently posted..Coffee Nutella Swirl Ice Cream

  2. These look amazing, & so perfect for fall! Cant wait to try this recipe, thanks Trish!
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  3. Pinned! It can be hard to get the texture of cookies with pumpkin just right b/c it can make things cakey but these look absolutely perfect! So chewy!

  4. These look incredible! Just in time for fall too!

  5. Oh I can’t wait to try these! I’ve already started my fall baking and can’t wait to try new recipes this year. These cookies are going on my list!
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  6. Pumpkin anything is my favorite! These cookies look great – perfectly soft and chewy!
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  7. I was thinking of Fall before September even began. Is it bad that I put up some of my Fall decorations at the end of August? LOL. I am all too eager for Fall to arrive.

    I love these cookies. What a great idea to make a pumpkin pie cookie!
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  8. So glad fall is here with all these yummy looking pumpkin-y things. Great pictures. I love that you combined oatmeal with pumpkin! Great idea! I agree with you with the walnut thing. I don’t think pecans would’ve tasted as good. Will be trying them soon!

  9. Made these yesterday and they were delicious!!!! They were a big hit with the family. Even my hubby, who doesn’t like pumpkin, enjoyed them. Thank you for the recipe!

  10. These came out so delicious. I had a few people try them out before my get together tomorrow and they would not leave without taking some home. The pumpkin and walnut with the oatmeal and raisins is just a great combo and they are so moist and soft. A beautiful cookie…. A keeper… And repinned! Thank You…

  11. Oh my! I just made these putting raisins in half the batter and chocolate chips in the other half (the husband is not a raisin fan). They are so moist and chewy and just wonderful, and I’m not even a big pumpkin fan. Thank you for such a delicious and out of the box cookie recipe!

  12. Wow! These look perfect. Thanks for the recipe.

  13. These were so amazingly delicious, and light! Thank you!

  14. Bea Yurkerwich says:

    Hi Trish! These pumpkin recipes look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing such delicious recipes; I’ll make the cookies for sure. Bea

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