Pumpkin oat cookies on a cooling rack.

How to Bake Pumpkin & Oatmeal Halloween Cookies

Pumpkin, spice, and all things nice! What better way to celebrate the Halloween spirit than by whipping up some delicious Oatmeal and Pumpkin cookies? This scrumptious treat is filled with earthy spices and tasty, seasonal pumpkin.

This “trick-or-treat” inspired dessert is perfect for all ages, and it’s also very healthy for you, which is perfect for lightening up those Halloween candy bags.

The best part?

If you’re thinking about carving Jack-O’-Lanterns this year, you can actually utilize the pumpkin pulp instead of throwing it away. Fresh pumpkin puree (which is an ingredient in this recipe) can be made with the pulp of the pumpkins, and it serves as a way to reduce your food waste as well.

It’s a win-win situation! Good for your taste buds, and good for the environment.

The Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkin is super rich in vitamins such as vitamin A and C (to name two), and even a good source of iron. These cookies are a perfect way to sneak in some healthy ingredients for those stubborn kids or friends who refuse to eat their greens.

A few other benefits include:

  • Pumpkin provides a boost to your immunity.
  • Pumpkin gives protection to your eyesight.
  • Pumpkin benefits your heart health.

Another interesting pumpkin fact?

This vegetable works to shield your skin from dryness and dullness in the colder weather. It can even be used as a facial mask, providing deep moisture and relaxation to your facial muscles.

Are you hooked on pumpkin yet? Good! Let’s dive into our recipe for today.

Pumpkin oat cookies on a cooling rack - photo taken from above.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Halloween Cookie Recipe

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 12 people


  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups of oatmeal
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Looking for more scrumptious cookies? Check out: How to Make No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies


Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Melt your butter.

Pumpkin oat cookie batter in a bowl.

Step 3

In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, brown sugar, egg, and butter with a fork.

Step 4

Add the oats, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg to the large bowl. Mix well.

Balls of pumpkin oat cookie dough placed on a cookie sheet, ready to be baked.

Step 5

Using an ice cream scoop, form 12 balls of cookie dough, and place them on the baking sheet. Flatten each one slightly with a fork.

Step 6

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool down once removed from the oven for a few minutes, and then serve!

These cookies can be stored for up to 1 week in your refrigerator, or 1 month in your freezer in an airtight container.

Pumpkin oat cookies on a cooling rack from an overhead angle.

Trick & Treat

Pumpkins can truly be enjoyed all year round and can be used in a multitude of different dishes. The limit is endless from pumpkin soups and salads, to pumpkin fritters and desserts. We hope you enjoy this sweet treat this Halloween!

What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?

Looking for more recipes with pumpkin? Check out: How to Make Pumpkin Brownies & How to Make Pumpkin Oat Muffins

Sophie Viau

Sophie Viau

Sophie is a blogger, writer, entrepreneur, world traveler, and photographer. As a young woman, she had an unusual dream: to discover Iceland! "Nobody in my entourage had an interest in this type of trip" says Sophie, so she decided to go alone. What she discovered was that, not only was... Read More

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