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Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Made from scratch, these Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies taste so much better than anything you can buy in the store. They are soft, flavorful and not overly sweet. The best part, they are made with wholesome ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Pumpkin Cookies, Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Servings 30 Large Cookies
Calories 297kcal
Author Heather

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup oil *I used avocado oil
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin *16 oz
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3 tbsp butter *room temperature
  • 6 oz cream cheese *room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp half and half * or milk (only if needed)

Instructions

Cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350℉.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and salt. Stir together with oatmeal.
  • In a seperate bowl whisk together applesauce and oil until formed into an emulsion. Transfer into a stand mixer and add egg, sugar, vanilla and pumpkin. Blend until light and fluffy.
  • Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix until just blended making sure to scrape down sides of bowl. Stir in nuts and raisins.
  • Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup measure dough and place onto greased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bowl scraper.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins or until cookies are firm and lightly browned. Once baked, immediately transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Let cool compleltey before frosting.

Cream Cheese Icing

  • In a stand mixer cream butter and cream cheese until smooth and uniform.
  • Add in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time making sure to scrape down sides of bowl. Halfway though the addittion of sugar add vanilla.
  • Beat on high speed until light and fluffy, about 4-5 mins.
    *Note: Reserve adding half and half or milk and only add if frosting is too thick.
  • Frost each cookie with 1-2 tbsp of frosting and sprinkle with cinnaom or favorite Halloween candies.

Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2655IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg