Pumpkin Oat Cherry Cookies are full of fall flavor! They remind me of fall’s version of Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (my favorite cookie).
I like all the different flavors and textures. The pumpkin and warming spices have a nice comforting taste that doesn’t take over the cookie. The oats and pecans add a hearty texture and the dried cherries are sweet and chewy. These cookies are the perfect texture, slightly chewy, but not cakey.
I use a 2 1/2″ ice cream scoop to place the dough on the baking sheet so that the cookies are all the same size. Before baking them, I flatten the dough a little to ensure even baking.
Pumpkin Oat Cherry Cookies are the perfect fall pumpkin cookie
When the fall rolls around, I make pumpkin everything. Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits, Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin and Radicchio Pizza, you name it! Today, I thought a cookie with oats sounded good. Once I started making the cookie dough, I thought about all the goodies in our pantry and decided that dried cherries and pecans would be tasty mix-ins. And yes, I was right! Joe and I can’t stop eating these.
Be creative with your cookie mix-ins
You can add anything you like to the base of this cookie. Chocolate chips are always a good option. Dried cranberries, walnuts or hazelnuts would be great too!
Its funny because I love oatmeal raisin cookies, which is what these cookies remind me of, but Joe doesn’t like oatmeal raisin cookies and he still loves these cookies! Of course, he finds these to be “healthy” cookies so has them for breakfast with a cup of coffee. You can sub out both of the sugars for Swerve sugar replacement products. That does cut out the sugar, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call these cookies health food.