Giant Pumpkin Cookies with Frosting

Giant Pumpkin Cookies with frosting are so cute dressed up like pretty pumpkins.  Made with pure pumpkin puree, oats, vegetable oil,  fall spices, mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans make these cookie moist and delicious. Frosting these cookies with  To bright orange & green buttercream frosting makes these cookies extra special. These cookies can be made ahead and frozen without frosting, so bake up a large batch.

Pumpkin Cookies

Giant Pumpkin Cookies with Frosting Recipe


Giant Pumpkin Cookies with Frosting

Pumpkin Cookies

This pumpkin filled recipe can be dressed up  or dressed down frosted and decorated by kids or elegantly frosted, large or small these cookies are perfect for Fall Harvest Parties.

  • Author: Liz Bushong
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: -26058563.9 minute
  • Yield: 20 large or 22 small cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour

2 cups quick or old fashion oats

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter

34 cup vegetable oil

2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 can (16 ounce) Libby’s Solid Pack Pumpkin

1 cup mini chocolate morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Combine flour, oats, soda, cinnamon and salt in medium sized bowl. set aside.
  4. Cream butter and oil together until blended.  Add brown sugar and granulated sugar, Beat until smooth and creamy. Add pumpkin. Beat to blend.
  5. Add the egg and vanilla extract.  Beat to mix.
  6. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture.  Dough will be soft.  If it is too soft add 1/4 cup all purpose flour.  Add mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine.
  7. Using a 1/4 measuring cup or large ice cream scoop.  Scoop dough into rounds.  Place on baking sheet and with floured fingers, flatten out dough into a pumpkin shape.  Form a stem with an additional piece of cookie dough.
  8. Bake cookies for 20-25 minutes until slightly browned.  Rotate baking pans in oven for even baking.
  9. When cookies are completely cool,  Frost and decorate as desired.  Store in air tight container.


  • Assorted candies to decorate pumpkin face or frost with orange butter cream frosting.  Attach candies with peanut butter or frosting.
  • If frosting, tint butter-cream with orange Wilton food coloring gel or paste for base, Green color paste for leaves.
  • To pipe leaves use tip #67-Wilton

To see more Harvest Party ideas click here.

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