Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies

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I am so excited! My fall package finally arrived from Vermont. Oh, did you think I was kidding when I said that my parents send me apples? Because yesterday I got a big box of Macintosh apples, pure maple syrup and cider donuts from my Dad. THANKS DAD- I love you! The cider donuts from our local pumpkin patch are so AH-MAZING! My mom keeps telling me I need to try and recreate them, but man, donuts are so intimidating to me. You know what isn’t intimidating? Cookies! Bring on the cookies.

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Today I am mixing my favorite fall flavor (pumpkin, DUH) with some oatmeal cookies. You know where the pumpkin spice flavor comes from? Pudding! That’s right, pumpkin spice pudding is a seasonal release and actually kind of difficult to find. Luckily, my local Walmart carries it and I went and stocked up. A couple weeks ago, I made these Oatmeal Caramel Apple Cookies which I used a packet of vanilla pudding mix, and I loved that the pudding helps keep thee cookies extra soft. The Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies are chewy and packed with dark chocolate chips.  The subtle flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg are a perfect compliment to the oatmeal texture. I just dropped my scoops of cookies on the cookie sheet instead of pressing them down and I ended with nice, thick cookies.

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Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 30


  • 2 sticks Unsalted butter
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 3/4 C Brown sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 pkg (3.4 0z) Pumpkin Spice Pudding mix
  • 2 C Rolled Oats
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 C Walnuts (optional)
  • 1 C Dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Allow butter to come to room temperature. Combine with both granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium speed for several minutes until very well combined.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time and beat until well mixed. Add vanilla extract and maple syrup and mix into batter.
  4. Combine all dry ingredients in a separate bowl: flour, pumpkin pudding mix, oats, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Slowly add dry ingredients to the batter and mix on medium speed until combined.
  5. Slowly add walnuts and chocolate chips to dough and beat on low speed just until combined.
  6. Line cookie sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper
  7. Using a medium sized cooking scoop (about 3 tablespoons), place dough on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes until the edges turn light brown. Allow cookies to cool on the pan for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
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Oddly enough, my boyfriend, although he loves chocolate, doesn’t eat a ton of my desserts. After all, we have dessert coming out of our ears, but I try and give most of it away. Then this past weekend, he probably ate more than a half dozen of these Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies. He just loved them, so I knew I had done a good job on these. Check out some of my other pumpkin desserts below!

Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice Pudding Cookies | beyondfrosting.com | #pumpkin #cookies #puddingcookies


Gooey Pumpkin Pie Bars


Pumpkin Pie Lasagna


Caramel Apple Cookies


21 Responses
  1. Jenni @ Traveler in the Kitchen

    These just came out of the oven and YUM! No pumpkin pudding at my local grocery, so I used vanilla pudding mix – making a delicious oatmeal, chocolate, walnut cookie with just a hint of fall. I live in Maui, so this is as close to fall as I’m going to get this year. Mahalo!

  2. Shari @ Shari Blogs

    I am definitely making these!! I absolutely LOVE Oatmeal cookies of any kind. I don’t think I have ever eaten any before combined with pumpkin. Yum!!

  3. Maya

    I just made these and ohhh goodness they’re delicious! I’m familiar with pudding cookies, but was looking for a fall variety 🙂 Unfortunately I could not locate any pumpkin pudding in stores up here in Canada, so I opted for the butterscotch pudding, doubled (and a bit) both spices, and swapped the chips out for raisins. Sooooo amazing! I offered to relieve my family of some of these cookies by taking some to the office for the girls there, but I was quickly refused of such an option lol 🙂
    I’ll be making these again! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Maya! That sounds amazing! Butterscotch is the best backup option. I am so glad you liked them, thanks for coming back and letting me know!

  4. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Lifde

    What an awesome package! I would flip if I received something like that! 🙂 This cookie recipe – this may sound odd, but I love how many ingredients there are. I guess I see longer list means more flavors and more fun! Love the pudding mix, the oats, the maple syrup, the APPLES (we had our first fall apples the other day. They were so good!) Pinned!

  5. Tahnycooks

    Goodness….I live 15 minutes away from my parents and I go over there all the time and “steal” their stuff! I’m pretty certain even if I lived hours away they still wouldn’t send me packages. My mother would be upset that I didn’t send her one :/ !

    These cookies look perfect! I love that they have pudding in them!

  6. Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    Can your parents send me care packages???!! I’m sure you were beyond thrilled when all of that yumminess arrived!! Thanks for linking up to Wake Up Wednesdays! This is pinned!

  7. Courtney @ Neighborfood

    There is no better thing than fresh apples and cider donuts!! We’re making a special trip to Michigan next weekend just so we can stock up. Soooo good! Looks like I might need to stock up on these cookies too. Holy yum!

  8. Rebecca @ Exploits of a Dorm Room Baker

    Pumpkin recipes always make me so happy. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to get my hands on pumpkin spice pudding mix though. Do you have any substitution suggestions?

    1. Beyond Frosting

      Hi Rebecca! I guess the closest substitute might be butterscotch pudding, and then I would double the amount of pumpkin pie spice.

  9. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    How awesome that your family sends you that stuff! Yum! These cookies look awesome! Pumpkin and oatmeal sounds like a great combo 🙂

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