Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.

Delicious pumpkin oatmeal cookies without all the fat and sugar.

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies without all the sugar and fat!  Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

That do not taste “healthy” at all!  In fact, they were so mind-blowingly good that they didn’t last more than 2 days around here.

I baked them last Thursday night and they were gone by Saturday morning. And Kevin doesn’t even like pumpkin (!!!!).  I know! I know…. I KNOW. So yes, I practically ate the entire batch myself.  Embarrassing… and glorious.

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies without all the sugar and fat!  Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

These cookies have absolutely no butter or oil in them. Zip. Zero. Zilch. They are left soft from the pumpkin puree and egg; there was really no need for any added fat or calories.  I kept them even healthier by loading them with oats and whole wheat flour.  The cookies are pretty hearty – I ate some for breakfast. :)

What I loved the most about them is that I really didn’t use much sugar at all in the dough.  Only 1/2 cup!  Feel free to add more or reduce the amount as you please, but I found 1/2 cup of sugar was perfect for the healthy cookie I was shooting for.

The chocolate chips and dried cranberries work double duty: sweetening the cookies and creating mass appeal. I ran a little test on my Facebook page last week asking for suggestions on what I should add to pumpkin oatmeal cookies. You all loved the idea of chocolate chips and dried cranberries.  I practically jumped at the opportunity because I absolutely adore chocolate and dried fruit together. Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies, anyone?

Something about the juicy pop of sweetness from a dried (or fresh!) berry and the rich decadence of chocolate – there’s really nothing quite like this duo.  Good thinking – thank you! :)

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies without all the sugar and fat!  Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

With no mixer required, the dough comes together rather effortlessly.  Start to finish, the cookies were ready in about 25 minutes. With a nightly hankering for sweets at 10pm, I’m looking for any sort of quick fix. I almost always pair a spoon with peanut butter before bed, so a simple pumpkin cookie was a humble breath of fresh air.

Sometimes pumpkin + chocolate > peanut butter.  SOMETIMES.

Not only is the recipe quick, but the ingredient list could not be easier.  Nothing weird or strange like some healthy dessert recipes out there.  In fact, you probably have all of these ingredients on hand!

The cookies pack a huge pumpkin flavor punch. Pleasantly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, they are the epitome of fall.

Baking cookies with pumpkin is tough (very tough if you’re cookie-particular like me) because more often than not, you’re going to end up with a cakey cookie – especially if there is no butter in the dough.  For these healthy cookies, I wanted something with a bit more texture than “cakey” but still overloaded with pumpkin flavor. Pumpkin adds a whole bunch of “glop” (technical terms here) to a cookie dough.  There is so much darn moisture in pumpkin that it’s a real challenge to find the correct dry to wet/sturdy to soft ratios.  Sometimes too much of a good thing spells disaster.

I went with 1/2 cup of  pumpkin purree and added in a bunch of oats to help soak it all up.  The cookies turned out light, but quite dense.   They have lots of “staying” power.  Just want I wanted.

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies without all the sugar and fat!  Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

The cookies should be shaped exactly how you want them to bake up.  In other words, flatten them out so they aren’t balls of uncooked pumpkin cookie dough inside.  Although that does sound quite intriguing.  It’s the absence of butter and increased amounts of oats and leavening agents that do not allow the cookies to spread like your typically chocolate chip cookie.  So make sure you flatten them out a bit!

The recipe only makes about 12-16 cookies depending on the size you mold them.  I can’t say it enough, but with a small apartment and no kids, I cherish small batch recipes!  Trust me, with my (lack of) pumpkin willpower, I do not need more than 1 dozen cookies laying around.  Healthy or not!

Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies without all the sugar and fat!  Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

The texture is so soft – they are almost like a homemade spiced oatmeal bar.  In fact, they reminded me of my low fat Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars. Chocolate, pumpkin, oats… check!

I loved the addition of dried cranberries.  What a perfect cookie this time of year! Or any time of year (or day) if you’re like me. ;)

 

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Healthy pumpkin oatmeal cookies without all the sugar and fat. Instead of chocolate chips and dried cranberries, feel free to use whatever add-ins you like best!

Yield: 12-16 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or all-purpose)
  • 1 and 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon (or less if you're not a cinnamon freak like I am!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. Fold together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined - do not overmix. The cookie dough will be very thick. Taste the dough and add a pinch of salt if needed.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets and slightly flatten to the shape you want your cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for at least 3 minutes and transfer to a wire rack. Cookies stay fresh at room temperature for 3 days in an airtight container.

Adapted from my friend Christi @ Love From The Oven

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112 Responses to “Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies.”

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishesposted October 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    It’s hard to believe cookies can taste good without oil or butter, but I know it’s possible – these look delicious!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 24th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      Pumpkin really does work magic! Thanks Ashley :)

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted October 25, 2012 at 12:11 am

    A healthy cookie that doesn’t taste healthy?! Count me in!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted October 25, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Love everything about this recipe!!!! The TJs choc chips, the cranberries (just yesterday I baked something w/ dried cranberries..tis the season) but the oats, the CHEWY factor, the pumpkin, you have it ALL in these!!

    “because more often than not, you’re going to end up with a cakey cookie…”– trust me. I know. And the whole flatten them down b/c they DON’T spread…I learned that in doing pumpkin cookie trials a few months ago. The ratio of flour is such that you need it to give the cookie structure, but it then gets so structured, it won’t flatten. Girl. I know.

    You nailed these! They are gorgeous and love small batch recipes. I do have a hubs and a kiddo but honestly, we dont need more than a dozen either. We’d rather be off onto the next creation than 3 doz of the same thing!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 6:00 am

      I haven’t baked too much w/ TJs chocolate chips but I love who they are bigger than your standard version. I’ve made cakey pumpkin cookie fails recently. They’re good, but just not what I want. The oats and flour saved me with these. A perfect ratio – I know YOU know! And yes, small batch recipes save my life. We both have dessert A.D.D. :D

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    Christi @ Love From The Ovenposted October 25, 2012 at 1:19 am

    They look amazing!!! I can’t wait to try your version with the cranberries! And I love the nothing strange about a healthy recipe thing – that’s so true. So many call for all kinds of things that I certainly do not have in my pantry. Sometimes something simple really is best. Great job!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 5:52 am

      Christi- thank you so much for the recipe and inspiration! I must make your healthy chocolate chip muffins w/ banana and pumpkin next :)

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    baker streetposted October 25, 2012 at 3:48 am

    no butter! no oil? has pumpkin! This seems like just the recipe for me! incredible delicious and did you say healthy? – well that’s just a bonus! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 5:53 am

      yes ma’am! it’s incredible how they taste without butter or oil. makes me want to test other cookies and healthify them!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Lifeposted October 25, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I was just thinking they looked like a cookie version of one of your bars…and then you said it:-) They look incredibly dense and delicious. Give me pumpkin goodness any day of the fall and I will go to town on it too! Love that these have no butter or oil…it’s ok to eat the whole batch then!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 7:22 am

      Good eye Jocelyn – yep, they are like my pumpkin oatmeal bars. :)

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweetsposted October 25, 2012 at 7:21 am

    These look so moist and delicious Sally!!! I love everything about them, and that it makes a small batch. I can bake and taste test, and eat them all and no one will even know they existed :)

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted October 25, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Healthy baked goodies that don’t taste healthy are my FAV! I love how full of treats these cookies are – every bite has tons of goodness in it!! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      I made them extra chunky for that reason – i wanted chocolate and craisins in each bite!

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    Laraposted October 25, 2012 at 7:28 am

    You kinda had me at cookie for Breakfast…..is that bad? :) They look completely delicious!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

      They make a stellar breakfast Lara – esp paired with pumpkin coffee!!

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    Pamelaposted October 25, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Love these Sally! Since I make healthy desserts this will be going on my list of cookies to back! I make a pumpkin chocolate cookie last weekend and they came out awesome!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

      Hi Pamela! Thanks for saying hi. I try to keep some desserts healthy – I love smarter choices and I know readers do as well! :)

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted October 25, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Sally, I think we are on the same baking wave length, because I literally just baked pumpkin packed cookies last night! Did mine with pecans and apricot. And yes, I’m eating one with my coffee right now, lol. My batch was a bit bigger (used an ENTIRE can of pumpkin), but I cherish small batch recipes too, so perhaps I’ll try to fuse ours together the next go around. Thanks for sharing. YUM!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      erin – your version sounds incredible! Just fabulous. I love the mix of pecans and apricots! I have both on hand, too. I might try that next! You and I are soulmates… we have the same favorite flavor combinations. I can’t wait to see your recipe if you post them. :)

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    Elaine @ Cooking to Perfectionposted October 25, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I’m loving all of the healthier desserts you have been posting. My sweet tooth gets out of control sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) and the only thing that saves me are sweets that aren’t packed with calories and fat. While I indulge in decadent desserts every once in a while, I like keeping “healthy” desserts around for snacking during the week. So, keep up the fantastic, yummy, healthy dessert recipe ideas (with some rich indulgences thrown in the mix too)!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Elaine, I’m so glad you appreciate the healthier items! I had someone leave a comment telling me that butter is healthy and I shouldn’t knock it. Lol trust me, I use a LOT of butter in my recipes. But when I’m looking for something low fat, that is the first ingredient to go. Thanks so much for your support – always! I love having healthier items around the house too. Granolas, granola bars, oatmeal bars, etc.

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebelposted October 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Oh em gee. These look so yummy, Sally! I love the unexpected use of cranberries.. but it so works! Pumpkin, chocolate, cranberries, and the texture from the yummy, chewy oats… these cookies are perfection! Plus, since they’re healthy I can eat like, 50 of them :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

      The only thing that stopped me from eating 50 of them was that this made a very small batch! Next time I might double it and go for pecans or m&ms as my mix ins! :D

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted October 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I love cookies that pretty much taste like granola. I bet this is one of those recipes…

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Like soft granola! Lind of like an oatmeal bar. :) Thanks Loretta!

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    Meghan @ After the Ivy Leagueposted October 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    I love reading your posts about all the thought that goes into developing these recipes! How much moisture the pumpkin adds, how the lack of butter prevents the cookies from spreading like they normally would. Fascinating to me! I’m hanging onto this recipe, I love small batch recipes too! Much more convenient for this single gal.

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    Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of Foodieposted October 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I feel like these cookies should be the poster child for November! There’s a whole lotta seasonal awesome packed into one cookie :)

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    Hannah Bposted October 25, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I literally just made these, and they were SUPER yummy! :) I ground my oats up, so the cookies were cakier, but that’s just how I like them. I didn’t have craisins, but raisins worked pretty great, too. Thanks so much!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Hi Hannah!! Wow I love the idea of raisins. Raisins are my favorite dried fruit – especially paired with chocolate. I’ll try grounding up the oats sometimes – i like that idea too! So glad you enjoyed them.

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    Laura Dembowskiposted October 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve seen so many yummy pumpkin cookies out there but none like these. Kudos to you for coming up with such an original idea :)

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    Julie @ Table for Twoposted October 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    sooo i might be making this tomorrow because i love cranberry and chocolate together in a cookie that is HEALTHY!! these look so good, girl!!

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    • Sallyreplied on October 25th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

      Julie!! Thanks so much girl – i love cranberry + chocolate together too!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted October 26, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Love, love, love this! I would finish this in 2 days too! And I love that it makes a small batch. I would eat so much of this in a single serving (I have no self control as you can tell).

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    sarah k @ the pajama chefposted October 26, 2012 at 10:50 am

    i might try these with dates instead of craisins. yum!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblogposted October 26, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Healthy and delicious… I’m sold! They look amazing. And, who doesn’t like pumpkin?

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)posted October 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I need these in my apartment now!! Love the healthy ingredient list and can’t believe no butter, oil, or even yogurt! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I have a lot of pumpkin waiting to be used. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 28th, 2012 at 7:59 am

      thanks Liz! the pumpkin brings a ton of moisture to this small batch recipe of cookies :)

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    Evaposted October 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I had to comment. I made your Healthy Pumpkin cookies for a party over the weekend. They were gone almost as soon as they hit the table. They are so good. I am a huge fan and will be making more of them soon. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 29th, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Hi Eva! Thank you so much for saying hi and letting me know these were a hit. You are one of the readers who wrote in to tell me so. I love these cookies too and have a batch baking in the oven as we speak! So glad you enjoyed them as well. :)

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    Erikaposted October 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    I loooove baking with pumpkin, especially since you can get away without using butter or oil, like you did! These look fabulous. I’m itching to try them with the instant oats I have since I don’t have rolled…and maybe some dried cherries since I’m low on craisins :) I’ve been eating leftover banana bread and cornbread for breakfast, but I think you inspired me to change things up with healthy cookies instead ;)

    Also, one tiny thing I noticed–I think “ground cloves” is misspelled. Typos follow me wherever I go and it’s always helpful when someone else catches them for me! Love the photos, as always :)

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    Lizzieposted November 2, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I made these last Sunday. They are really great! Love ‘em. I did get way more than 12-16, so I must have scooped much smaller cookies than you did. I made a similar (but not healthy!) recipe earlier this fall. I’ll post the link below. I loved them, but I think I like yours even better. :-)

    http://www.bakersroyale.com/cookies/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-oatmeal-cookies/

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    • Sallyreplied on November 2nd, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      My oatmeal cookies were large, yes! I’m so glad you liked them Lizzie and thanks for letting me know that you did. :)

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    Breeposted November 2, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I made these healthy pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal cookies this afternoon and they’re scrumdiddlyumptious! I didn’t have dried cranberries, so I just doubled the amount of chocolate chips. I also made them into bars. I buttered an 8×8 pan and cooked them at 35o degrees for 25 minutes. Turned out awesome! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 3rd, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Hi Bree! I love that you made them into bars! Seriously – what a fab idea. I must try that. :) Double the chocolate – haha I love your thinking. :) Have a wonderful weekend Bree!

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    Wayne Zombieposted November 10, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    Not to be pedantic, but where do you get gorund cloves? ;-)

    I’m really looking forward to making these next week (after I finish an algebra test at uni), my wife has been asking for something like this.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 11th, 2012 at 7:02 am

      Hi Wayne! Ground cloves are available in mostly all groceries with the spices! I hope you enjoy these cookies. They are a favorite!!

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    Colleenposted November 18, 2012 at 10:53 am

    These are amazing! Quick, easy, and delicious!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 18th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      I agree! Hardly any time at all to make these. :) Glad you made and enjoyed them Colleen!

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    Diana Mposted November 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    OMG, these cookies are amazing! I made them last week and they were gone in 2 days! I couldn’t believe these cookies didn’t have a drop of oil or butter yet they were so soft and delicious! And the best part is that they’re healthy enough to eat for breakfast (;
    THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS MIND-BLOWING RECIPE!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 20th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

      Diana! I think you love these cookies as much as I do – I honestly cannot get enough of them and it still surprises me with each batch I make that there is no butter or oil! Thank you for letting me know you made them my friend!

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      • Diana Mirelesreplied on November 20th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

        you’re so sweet! please keep posting more healthy dessert recipes (:

        • Sallyreplied on November 21st, 2012 at 11:13 am

          I will!! :D

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    Charleneposted November 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I just found this cookie recipe this morning and it sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it. I was just wondering if you have the nutritional values of this cookie so I could calculate my wt. watcher points for each cookie. I’m sure this recipe is wt. watcher friendly because of the pumpkin and healthier ingredients. Thanks!

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    • Sallyreplied on November 25th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Hi Charlene! I do not count nutritional stats for this cookie recipe or any of my recipes. You are more than welcome to plug the ingredients into an online calorie calculator. Thank you!

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    Jeniposted December 12, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    These were fabulous—thank you so much for the recipe! I used white chocolate chips, a tad more pumpkin puree, and a gluten-free baking mix in place of the whole wheat flour. I think next time I’ll omit the sugar completely, as the chocolate chips and dried cranberries really do add sweetness. Thanks again!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 12th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Hey Jeni! I am delighted…. completely delighted to hear that! I swear by these cookies and have made them with every little add-in under the sun. EXCEPT white chocolate. Ha! I have to go make them again I suppose. I’ll try reducing the sugar as well – great idea!

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    Amyposted December 15, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I love these cookies!!! Just made them and they are my new favorite!! Thank you!!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 16th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      new favorite? That says a lot Amy!! Thank you so much for letting me know. I haven’t made these cookies in a month or so, but I need something healthy to bring along with my not-so-healthy cupcakes for a work party this week. I think I’ll make these again!

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    Misaposted December 16, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I made these last week and they were SO GOOOOOD! I love baking with pumpkin too, and I will definitely be making these healthy pieces of deliciousness again soon! Thank you for the recipe and for your wonderful blog. :)

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    • Sallyreplied on December 17th, 2012 at 6:49 am

      Thanks Misa! I am delighted that you enjoy these cookies as much as I do. You’re reminding me to go make them ASAP – which, I think I’m going to do this week!

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    Analiseposted December 18, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Sally! I made these cookies for my fellow teachers, and they went over SO well! I also experimented with them a bit, and used a flax “egg” instead of regular eggs to try and make them vegan. (That recipe also omitted chocolate, which I won’t do next time!) They worked just as well, though — thanks for such a stellar and inspiring recipe! Yummo!

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    • Sallyreplied on December 19th, 2012 at 6:43 am

      i use flax eggs all the time! but i never tried it here, may have to try that next time! maybe you could use dairy-free chocolate chips? I’m glad you enjoyed them though- I made them before with white chocolate chips too. Wow, so so good! Thanks Analise!

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    Kamicaposted January 19, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    What makes these cookies healthy? With the sugar and brown sugar and the addition of chocolate chips and dried cranberries (MORE SUGAR) how is this a healthy cookie? You took out the extra fat and just sub’d it with sugar. Sugar is what adds fat around those six pack abs everybody wants. I just don’t like everyone’s misconception of the term healthy.

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    • Sallyreplied on January 19th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks for your input! I’m a runner so I don’t mind the necessary sugar/fuel.

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      • Kamicareplied on January 19th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

        Yeah well I wouldn’t advertise them as healthy. I’m sure not everybody trying your cookies are runners or exercise for that matter. If McDonalds can get sued for serving hot coffee Lord forbid somebody starts gaining weight from your recipe marke HEALTHY! IJS.

        • Sallyreplied on January 20th, 2013 at 5:06 am

          Thank you for your opinion Kamica! :)

    • Tainareplied on September 11th, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      For Kamica,
      It’s true extra sugar but It’s the healthy sugar…..that it will not store for fsta in your body, and if you a workoutholic like me ….I need those health sugar boost with oats…. and for Sally, A+++ I bake, cook , coach, breastfeed my 14 month baby….I Love this cookies, I bake something similar, ;)

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      • Sallyreplied on September 11th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        So happy you love these Taina – and thank you!

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    Lynneposted February 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I’d use dried cherries, too–they’re yummy in cookies as well as in brown rice and salads.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 1st, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      I love dried cherries in salads too Lynne! So good. Thanks!

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    amanda branhamposted February 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    I love all of your recipes…you are my favorite baking blogger, for sure! I made these cookies and they are only 3 points on Weight Watchers…yippeee!!! http://fromhousepartiestohousewife.com/2013/02/21/healthy-food-can-taste-good-too/

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    • Sallyreplied on February 21st, 2013 at 5:52 am

      That’s wonderful! Thanks for reporting back about them. :)

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    Carolynposted February 22, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Made the Pumpkin Cranberry Chocolate Chip cookies. Everything you said is true. They are the BEST COOKIE EVER! Soft, moist,and so yummy. I will be making these cookies for a bakesale this week-end. Other then being delish they look beautiful. THANK YOU!

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    • Sallyreplied on February 22nd, 2013 at 1:34 pm

      That is so great to hear Carolyn! Thank you so much for reporting back about them. They are one of my very favorite healthy treats to make :)

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    Beckyposted March 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    These pumpkin oatmeal cookies are amazing! I used rice flour (to make the gluten free) and used Enjoy Life chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand products are free of the most popular allergens) I am unable to have soy or dairy so it was great to find a recipe that works for me!

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    • Sallyreplied on March 3rd, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Hey Becky! That’s so great to hear that you were able to adpat these cookies to fit your dietary needs. I’m glad! Thanks for reporting back about them too =)

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    Dianeposted March 24, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Hi! I love pumpkin and use it year round. I was looking for something to use up some left over and found this recipe. Just took a batch out of the oven and they are wonderful! I love the textures and the flavors.

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    • Sallyreplied on March 24th, 2013 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Diane! I’m so glad to hear it because these are a favorite recipe of mine and bonus points that they are healthier cookies as well. Thanks for reporting back!

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    Aradiaposted August 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Oooo Sally! I’m so excited to see this and almost a little sad! I *just* made my first batch of pumpkin cookies (just pumpkin nothing else) and they’re just simply delicious – but as I noticed the oatmeal in the cupboard I thought that that would be even better for the next batch. Never having made oatmeal cookies before I wasn’t sure how to go about it so a-googling did I go and find this.

    YUM! Cannot wait! – to try these out! <3

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    • Sallyreplied on August 26th, 2013 at 8:00 am

      Hey Aradia! Well I certainly hope you enjoy these. I love pumpkin anything! =)

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    Sarahposted September 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    I generally don’t comment on recipes (on any site, not just this one) but I had a craving for a pumpkin oatmeal cookie and tried this recipe and just wanted to thank you! These are fantastic! My husband wasn’t a fan of the chocolate chips (clearly he’s wrong–I think they really make them!) but he generally doesn’t like chocolate chips in cookies (See? Wrong!) The only thing I did differently was add about 1/4 cup of flax seeds.

    Thanks again!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 15th, 2013 at 8:25 am

      Doesn’t like chocolate chips in cookies? He better steer clear of my blog then. ;) So glad you made these Sarah! And it means a lot that you took the time to comment and report back. SO very sweet of you. I’ll try adding flax seeds, I’m sure it’s wonderful. Thanks for the suggestion!

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    Kristinposted September 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Sally!

    I’m SO excited to try this recipe! I’m starting to see pumpkin coming back into stores…Fall officially begins this weekend! Yay!

    Do you have any ideas for substitutions with the sugar? Would maple syrup or honey work? Or do you think I could omit some extra sugar?

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    • Sallyreplied on September 16th, 2013 at 7:35 pm

      Hey Kristin! You may certainly reduce the sugar – taste the dough – and then add more if you need it. Though I’ve never tried it before, I’m fairly certain maple syrup or honey would work well too – same amount.

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    Eliannaposted September 16, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Hi,
    I was wondering whether these cookies can be frozen after baked and still come out ok?
    Thanks

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    • Sallyreplied on September 16th, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Hi Elianna – yep, you can freeze the baked cookies for up to two months.

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    Jadeposted September 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    So good! I didn’t have cloves so I used ginger. I subbed cocoa nibs for the chocolate chips and 1/4 cup maple syup instead of sugar

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    • Jadereplied on September 18th, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      I also used an egg replaced :)

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      • Sallyreplied on September 19th, 2013 at 9:25 am

        Your version sounds incredible, Jade! :)

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    Courtneyposted October 2, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    do you know what the nutritional breakdown is per serving, which im guessing is 1 cookie?

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    • Sallyreplied on October 2nd, 2013 at 7:36 pm

      No, I do not.

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    Mazyposted October 6, 2013 at 7:39 am

    OMG Sally these are INSANE!!!!! First I LOOOOOVE pumpkin, love oatmeal, love craisens, throw in some chocolate and add in some healthy and O.M.G these are just DELISH!!!!! I made a batch this morning and there are like 2 left lol (whatever, no comment ;)) I can’t wait to try everything else pumpkin on the site (those ‘favorite pumpkin oatmeal cookies’ are calling my name :)) Thanks for these absolutely divine recipes and keep ‘em coming!! :)))

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    • Sallyreplied on October 6th, 2013 at 9:37 am

      Mazy, it sounds like you love these cookies as much (or more!!) than I do. I haven’t had the chance to make them recently, but know I think I might make them today. The favorite pumpkin oatmeal cookies aren’t nearly as healthy as these, but they are SO good. You’d love them!

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    Jenniferposted October 13, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    I just made these cookies and they are great. I can’t eat lots of fat due to digestive reasons and these are perfect for me! Not butter, no oil! Thanks!!

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    Velvetposted October 19, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I just made these and they were spectacular! So moist, and ooey-gooey :) I used cinnamon chips in place of the cranberries and chocolate chips….. Wow crazy amazing <3

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    • Sallyreplied on October 20th, 2013 at 11:34 am

      I love cinnamon chips – I have to try those next!

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    Maddieposted October 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    yours look much prettier than mine :D these are DELICIOUS, I just tried one, and I love it!! Making these and your lightened up pumpkin spice bars is a great way to use a small can of pumpkin, and make Monday night more enjoyable! Great job, as always ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on October 22nd, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Thanks Maddie! And these cookies and those bars are exactly the two recipes I make when I’m looking for something a little lighter and am craving pumpkin. Thanks so much!

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    Allisonposted November 1, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Love these! Made them last week and my whole family loved them and could not believe they didn’t have any butter or oil in them! Can’t wait to make them again and try some different ad-ins.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 1st, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Yeah! These cookies are great. I love them with pecans and white chocolate chips. Happy you all loved them Allison!

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    Tinaposted November 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    These are fabulous. I used honey and molasses instead of sugar and it worked out great. Thank you.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 3rd, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I bet your cookies were fabulous. Thanks Tina!

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    Petraposted November 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I am suspicious of no-fat baked goods because I’ve tried so many and quite a few are almost inedible. Took a chance on these because the ingredients looked great, and I love them! Chewy, delicious, tasty, and perfect with a cup of coffee. Thanks so much for posting this recipe!
    By the way, I added almonds and orange zest and sprinkled half of he cookies with a little powdered sugar for my husband who likes things a bit sweeter. He loves them too.

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    • Sallyreplied on November 7th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      I must add orange zest next time, Petra. Thanks for the great idea! I’m happy you and your husband loved these healthier cookies.

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    Sigrid houseposted November 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I am pregnant and facing gall bladder issues so I have a crazy low fat diet to deal with. These cookies are perfect for me! I did substitute the egg for egg white instead and the white sugar for pure Florida cane sugar…still comes out great. The first time I made these I used white chocolate chips because that’s what I had…yummy too! Thank you for doing healthy low fat recipes. You are helping me get my sweet fix through this pregnancy without paying the painful price!

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    Goranaposted December 17, 2013 at 10:10 am

    These cookies are delicious! I just love everything with pumpkin… Easy to make, very tasty, like soft muesli bar… ;) I didn´t have brown sugar so I replaced it with honey… Thank you so much for the recipe!

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    cassposted February 5, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    These came out reaaaally good. My husband didn’t like the “whole oats” so next time I’ll put them in a food processor for a min before adding them to the dough. I thought they were perfect as written :) I did sub raisins for cranberries since that’s what I had on hand.

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    • Sallyreplied on February 5th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Sounds great, Cass! Happy they were enjoyed. I like them with raisins too.

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    amiposted April 11, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I wanted to bake pumpkin bread and then changed my mind to pumpkin cookies. And tada you have healthy pumpkin CC cookies recipe!! I think am very lucky today coz I have all ingredients at home and got a healthy recipe from my fav baker. So baking these tomorrow.Will ping back with the fb.

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