Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

These cookies are easy-to-make, moist, and include a lot of nutritious good stuff. The recipe is an adaptation of a couple of other recipes found on-line.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spread walnuts on parchment paper on cookie sheet. Bake at about 250 degrees for about 20 minutes. Set out to cool.
  2. Use mixer to cream butter and sugars.
  3. Add pumpkin, vanilla, and egg and mix just until incorporated. (You're done with the mixer.).
  4. By hand, stir in oats, cranberries, and flax seed just until blended.
  5. In a separate bowl, measure flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  6. Sift dry ingredients into pumpkin/oat mixture.
  7. Add walnuts.
  8. Stir by hand ONLY until all dry ingredients are incorporated and dough is uniform.
  9. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Mmmm - very tasty! I wasn't sure what was meant by 'thick cut oatmeal' was so I used steel cut oatmeal. Not bad but it gave a little extra 'nutty' kind of texture. Very tasty but I think next time I'll 'bump it up' and use old fashioned oats, add a little more nuts (for taste) and cranberries and, possibly some chopped dates and add a little more spices. Thanks for the tasty and healthy recipe!

Brighid November 01, 2010

What tasty little cookies these are! I have made them twice now (my boyfriend just devours them) and this is definitely a recipe that I'll keep making. My changes: whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour, I doubled the cinnamon, and I added two teaspoons of almond extract. Thank you for posting.

emily hauer February 01, 2009

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