Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies / SHE-EATS.comPumpkin spice has become ubiquitous at this time of year, and I hold my hands up and admit that until this year I had never had pumpkin spiced anything. I was determined to rectify that, but with one proviso: whatever I made has to contain pumpkin as well because otherwise it is just spiced, right? Enter, these oat filled pumpkin spice cookies.Pumpkin Spice Cookies / SHE-EATS.com

The pumpkin comes pureed from a can. It seems far less wasteful than cutting up and cooking a whole pumpkin, and you will get a few batches of these from one can. I found mine in the American food shelves at Morrisons. I suspect they are only around until Halloween so I got a couple! It says that it is 100% pumpkin with no added nasties so check what you are buying.

You could make your own pumpkin spice mix. According to t’interweb it is a mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. However, I went for a speculaas mix from the excellent Spice Kitchen UK. Owner Sanjay said that his mix had a bit more depth, and he is right. It contains pepper and cardamon as well as the above. I have also used a mix from the Speculaas Spice Co in my flapjacks in the past, and that would work wonderfully here as well.Pumpkin Spice Cookies / SHE-EATS.com

So we have pumpkin, and we have spice. Do we have a decent cookie? Oh my goodness yes!

Oat cookies should always be moist. I used the pumpkin puree in place of some butter and that resulted in beautiful texture and a slight orange hue. A generous amount of plump raisins add sweetness and the spice gives an autumnal warmth. To be honest, I may well add it to my oat cookies year round, even without the pumpkin.Pumpkin Spice Cookies / SHE-EATS.com

These pumpkin spice cookies can be enjoyed warm (give them a few minutes to stand and firm up a bit) or they will keep a few days in a well sealed biscuit tin.

I can’t wait to serve them up to friends to see if they live up to their pumpkin-spiced dreams as well.Pumpkin Spice Cookies / SHE-EATS.com

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Emma from Farmers Wife and Mummy for my fab new mug. It cheers me up every time I look at it!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Approx 24

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin spice cookies with oats and raisins - perfectly soft, sweet with warming spices.


  • 120g butter, soft and cut into cubes
  • 140g soft dark brown butter
  • 1 egg
  • 190g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 100g raisins
  • 70g oats
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice mix / speculaas


  1. Using a stand mixer, or hand help mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and pumpkin puree until well mixed and light (I do a couple of minutes).
  2. On a low speed, add the egg. Scrape down sides if needed.
  3. Add flour, bicarb, spice mix, raisins and oats. Mix until all combined. Scrape down sides if needed.
  4. Chill the mix for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  5. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 175c with shelf in the middle. Line a baking tray.
  6. Roll balls of cookie mix about the size of a golf ball. Spread on yoru baking sheet (I do 8-9 at a time) and flatten gently.
  7. Cook 10-12 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on a rack before devouring.


If you can't find pumpkin puree, replace with Greek style yoghurt.

Store in an airtight container.

Freezes well.

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Do you go all out for pumpkin spiced everything at this time of year? What’s the oddest pumpkin spice thing you’ve tried (I’ve seen a lot online!)? I’ve got a pumpkin spice board on Pinterest so let me know if you have anything cool to add to it.

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Posted by Claire

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