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Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

I go pumpkin crazy every fall. I can’t help myself. There are so many fantastic pumpkin recipes to fit in. My new favorite pumpkin cookies are Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies.

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies

These pumpkin cookies are moist, loaded with spices, oats, and butterscotch chips. If you haven’t experienced pumpkin and butterscotch together-you are in for a real treat. They are a match made in heaven! These pumpkin oatmeal scotchies are the perfect fall cookie. Make a batch today!

If you share my pumpkin obsession, here are a few more pumpkin recipes you might enjoy:

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchies


1 1/4 cup cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups butterscotch chips


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.

2. Whisk flour, baking soda, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

3. Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth and creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract. Next, add in pumpkin and mix until combined.

4. Slowly add in flour mixture. Stir in oats and butterscotch chips.

5. Drop dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set and golden. Remove cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies


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  2. I just made these, and they were very popular. I cut down the sugar, to a little less than 1 c. total, and I used cinnamon chips instead of butterscotch chips. Very yummy! :)

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  4. Just what I’ve been looking for. I love oatmeal cookies, and this recipe sounds delicious. I might skip the butterscotch chips to keep them healthier, but then again… :) It’s pumpkin season here and I’m going to give this recipe a try.

  5. I bookmarked these long ago and finally made them today (I needed to use up some of my canned pumpkin hoard) – delicious! I used half butterscotch chips, half cinnamon chips because that’s what I had on hand. Loved the flavor combination!

  6. I just made these this morning. I didnt’ have pumpkin, so I used sweet potatoes instead. They taste really good!— but I am still curious what the pumpkin would taste like.

  7. I made these last night and my oh my are they tasty! I cut down on the sugars just a tad since butterscotch chips are super sweet for me. They are moist and delicious little things!

  8. I made those last year as well. Oatmeal schotchies are my favorite cookies and putting a pumpkin twist on them was so good.

  9. Yum! I always go the cinnamon-nutmeg-ginger route with pumpkin, and this is such a delicious-sounding change of pace.

  10. Wow, these look SO yummy! I can’t wait to try them. Scotchies are a favorite of mine, and I’m a big pumpkin fan too. Never thought about putting the two together, though! :-)

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