Sprinkled Episode 5: Pumpkin Cookies

sally in the kitchen holding a plate of pumpkin cookies

The OFFICIAL start of fall is this weekend, so grab your PSL, a can of pumpkin, and watch as I teach you how to make THEE cookie of the fall season. A no-chill cookie recipe I published 1 year ago is the star of Sprinkled episode 5!

pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal cookie on a cooling rack

Episode 5

Episode 5 recipe:Β Chewy Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is Sprinkled?

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Earlier this year, a video production crew filmed me at work in my kitchen. Most of the time was spent filming step-by-step recipe tutorials, but they also filmed me working, writing, photographing, and recipe testing. The series is called Sprinkled. πŸ™‚ For the recipe tutorials, I selected my favorite blog recipes ranging from cookies and cake to brownies and pie.

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  1. This came right on time Sally – I finally caught up on ep4 just the other day…:D Loved it! Can’t wait to watch this one!!!!

    1. Perfect timing!! I hope you enjoy this episode πŸ™‚

  2. I waited forever for this sprinkled episode and I am so excited to make them! Loaded caramel pretzel sticks sound amazing. Love your apron btw.

    1. So sweet! Thank you for watching, Julie πŸ™‚

  3. Vicki Skonieczny says:

    Hi Sally,

    I think your Sprinkled episodes just keep getting better and better! Truly have become one of my favorite parts of your blog. I could watch you bake all day. And yes, the hubs watched this one as well. I agree that fall is simply glorious. Our 27th wedding anniversary is coming up on October 5 and what better way to celebrate than with these amazing cookies. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Congratulations on your 27th anniversary! How wonderful – and these cookies will be the perfect treat πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for watching and for your positive feedback. I really appreciate it!

  4. Hey Sally,
    love, love, LOVE your Sprinkled episodes!! In Germany it’s time to harvest pumpkin and other autumn windfall, so this recipe came to me at a perfect time. I only have one question: if I were to use actual, fresh pumpkin how would I proceed from here? Should I boil it down, cook a puree and then measure the weight a pumpkin can would have?
    Thank you so much for all of your amazing recipes and fool-proof advise.
    Love, Kate

    1. Hi Kathrin! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the Sprinkled series. πŸ™‚ Here is the best homemade pumpkin puree tutorial I’ve found: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/pumpkin-puree-recipe-1922629

      Once you have that puree, measure from there, give it a little blot with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel, then use in the cookie dough.

  5. Another wonderful baking video, Sally! I’ve made that recipe of yours, and I totally agree that those cookies are tremendous! (Love your fall-colored top too!) Happy fall baking, everyone!!

    1. Thank you so much Donna! I am so happy you love these cookies- one of my favorites, too!!

  6. Best episode yet!! I’ve always been curious what you do with all your test batches before you find the perfect ingredient combination – do you freeze it? Give it away? I never know what to do with my own test batches because I don’t want to eat it or give it away if it isn’t perfect!

    1. Hi Rebecca! If what I tested is truly inedible and a total disaster, I’ll usually pitch it. But other test batches that are still tasty, I freeze. We have friends and family over often because (1) I love to entertain AND (2) I can serve my “test” foods HAHA!

      1. Hahahaha πŸ˜€ No. 1 reminds me of Monica Geller: “I’m always the hostess!” :D:D:D

  7. I am not the biggest pumpkin fan (sorry) but these make me want to like it. I love how you describe them in the video and have a renewed sense to try pumpkin again. Sometimes I think i don’t want to like it because it is EVERYWHERE. I will welcome pumpkin in this fall, because it is truly the BEST season ever! So when will you have your own baking show again? I love watching these episodes.

    1. Thank you so much for watching! My next episode will be out in October! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi Sally! I love your Sprinkled series! You look adorable in this episode. πŸ™‚ Just wanted to say you’re absolutely right! My husband doesn’t like pumpkin AT ALL but he devours these cookies! I make them every autumn/winter and they never fail to make our tummies happy! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the following episode! <3

    1. I’m thrilled that your husband loves these! πŸ™‚ Thanks for watching!

  9. Hi Sally! Your recipes look yummy! Can’t wait to try making them. Keep up the great job!

  10. I’ve missed your episodes!!!! πŸ™‚

    1. Awww! Thank you so much for watching!

  11. Hi Sally! These look so delicious! I wanted to let you know that your emails have been going to my Spam folder. I’ve subscribed to your emails forever, but in the past couple of week that’s where they are landing in my gmail. There is a specific message that says:

    This message seems dangerous
    Similar messages were used to steal people’s personal information. Avoid clicking links, downloading attachments, or replying with personal information.

    I figured if this was happening for me then it may be happening for others and I wouldn’t want anyone to miss your wonderful recipes and content (especially those that don’t check their Spam folder!).

    Have a wonderful day! I so enjoy reading your thoughts and every. single. recipe. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much for letting me know – I’ll look into it! πŸ™‚

    2. I just discovered 3 of Sally’s emails in my gmail spam folder, this being one of them, and wondered why that was happening all of the sudden. Usually I just look at the spam folder for entertainment.

  12. Good Morning! Happi almost FALL, yayyyy! The one part I missed that you didn’t show was the extra choco chip cookies that you stated you save to put on the cookies? When do you do this part? Right before you put in the oven to bake? Or right after you remove the cookies from the oven? Thank you soooooo much for doing this for sooooo many of us! :-))

    1. Right after they come out of the oven I just press a few in the top to make them look pretty πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Sally!
    I’ve been following your blog since 2013! I have two of your books, I don’t always leave comments but I have always spread the word after I make one of your recipes for family or work events. Now everytime I make something I hear “let me guess, this is a sally recipe?” Your recipes are fantastic! I’m always happy with the results. Everyone enjoys them. Your chocolate chip recipe is the only one I use now for the past 5 yrs because they are truly truly THE BEST!!! Ive modified them a bit for my father in law who has diabetes.. (type of sugar) and they still turn out perfectly! Always impressed with your recipes! Thanks for all the great tips and my 3 yr old daughter and I are totally enjoying your sprinkled episodes!! The layout of your site is great btw! Super approachable and easy to navigate!

    1. Thank you for such a kind comment, Nerissa! I’m thrilled that you have been enjoying my recipes so much and that you and your daughter enjoy these episodes πŸ™‚

    2. I must say the same, Sally! I have been following your blog for several years, and whether I’m making cookies or cakes or muffins, I pretty much always go straight to your blog to look for a recipe, and I have recommended you to several people! Thanks for sharing all of your kitchen knowledge. :). God has blessed you with a true talent!

  14. Can’t wait to try these. I love buying the biggest jar of pumpkin at the store and dividing it among 2-3 different recipes. Just love how much texture & chunks of goodness (chocolate chips) this recipe has πŸ™‚

  15. I just watched Episode 5 and now want to go shopping for the items I don’t have to make these cookies! Thank you for your recipes and video . I had heard of blotting pumpkin once before but thought it would be too messy. The method you showed makes it looked very easy. Thanks again!

    1. I hope you get to make them soon, Ali! Yes, blotting is easy and totally worth the extra minute πŸ™‚

  16. What a wonderful fall recipe! I cannot wait to try these. Wonder how some raisins would go with this?

    1. Delicious! I love raisins in pretty much all cookies, especially oatmeal cookies. And especially with pumpkin πŸ™‚ Give it a try!

  17. Loving your beautiful videos, Sally!! I enjoyed making the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip bread last year, so I will try these out this year.

  18. Hi Sally! I really, really enjoyed this video! I look forward to trying this recipe. I especially enjoy when you give an explanation why a certain ingredient will produce a certain result in the cookie – which you did in this video. Thanks. P.S. I never heard of blotting pumpkin before – and I’m a grandma, who also enjoys the kitchen. πŸ™‚ So thankful for your tips.

  19. I loved this episode! It was comforting to watch, which translated to delicious cookies , that I made immediately! Thank you for all that you do!

    1. Thank you so much, Robin!!

  20. These look delicious. I will be watching soon.
    As far as the sweepstakes.
    I already have a kitchen Aid artisan stand mixer.
    And bakeware ☹️. But I do not as yet have two of
    Your cookbooks yet. Your first cookbook or you
    Candy addiction I want to look at. So one of these
    Days I will go to books A million to look at them
    And see which one I will buy .

  21. That you was supposed to be your before candy addiction. Sorry.

  22. I just watched this sprinkled episode .
    And it was really good. I will be pinning this
    Episode to my Pinterest cooking board.
    I thank you for these sprinkled video
    Episodes. I really hope you do a lot more
    Sprinkled video series episodes in the future.
    I really like them and find them very informative
    And very helpful. Happy Autumn Sally.
    Have a good night.

  23. Sally, I always look forward to your Sprinkled episodes. They are so fun to watch. I admire that you are so natural in front of the camera, I wish I was like that!

    Blessings in Christ name.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind comment, Mackenzie! It means a lot – especially since I still feel super awkward in front of the cameras! πŸ™‚

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