Soft Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Maple Icing

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Category: pumpkin recipes
  • Method: mix; bake
  • Cuisine: american


Pumpkin oatmeal cookies with maple icing taste like a bowl of pumpkin oatmeal wrapped up into a cookie! Made with simple ingredients like whole-wheat flour, oats, pumpkin and cinnamon, they’re perfect for your next fall baking adventure. 



  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or white whole-wheat flour)
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon 
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or coconut sugar) 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (or GF old-fashioned oats) 

for the maple icing: 

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 tbsp. milk (oat or almond work) if needed 


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat coconut oil, brown sugar, vanilla, and egg until well combined and creamy. Add in pumpkin and beat on low speed until just combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing on low until just combined. Fold in the oats with a wooden spoon.
  5. Portion out cookie dough using a cookie scoop onto prepared. baking sheet. 
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes. 
  7. While the cookies are baking whisk or use a fork to whisk together the ingredients for the icing. If it’s too thick to drizzle add a little oat or almond milk (>1 tbsp.). 
  8. Remove cookies from oven, let cool completely and use a fork to drizzle the icing on top. Enjoy! 


I recommend storing these pumpkin cookies on the counter for a day and then in an airtight container for maximum freshness!

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