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Brown Butter Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies #PumpkinWeek

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These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are flavored with spices and nutty browned butter, and are loaded with caramel chips. 

These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are flavored with spices and nutty browned butter, and are loaded with caramel chips.  #PumpkinWeek

It's my favorite time of year — Pumpkin Week! I teamed up with a group of food bloggers to share all kinds of pumpkin recipes, including drinks, savory recipes, sweet recipes — even dog treats!

#PumpkinWeek 2017

Today's recipe is one of my favorite cookies, oatmeal, with a pumpkin twist. There are several more steps to this recipe than most other cookies, but the result is so very worth the extra effort.

These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are flavored with spices and nutty browned butter, and are loaded with caramel chips.  #PumpkinWeek

The first extra step is removing excess water from the pumpkin puree. If you don't, your cookies will spread way too much. It's pretty easy to do: line a bowl with two layers of paper towel. Measure the pumpkin into the bowl. Fold the paper towel over the top and press into the pumpkin puree. Leave sit while you go on to brown the butter.

Browning the butter is another step not usually found in cookie recipes. In involves melting the butter in a saucepan and continuing to cook it until the milk solids in the butter begin to turn brown. When this happens, they start to emit a nutty aroma that pairs well with the pumpkin.

These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are flavored with spices and nutty browned butter, and are loaded with caramel chips.  #PumpkinWeek

I added caramel baking bits to my cookie dough, but cinnamon chips or chocolate chips (regular or white chocolate) would also be delicious. Or skip the mix-ins, and drizzle a simple icing (powdered sugar and milk) over your cookies.

When storing these cookies, I recommend placing a square of parchment or wax paper between them to prevent sticking. That is, if there are any left to store — better make a double batch because these cookies will be gobbled up quickly!

These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are flavored with spices and nutty browned butter, and are loaded with caramel chips.  #PumpkinWeek

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Slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

These chewy pumpkin oatmeal cookies are flavored with spices and nutty browned butter, and are loaded with caramel chips.  #PumpkinWeek

Here are today’s #PumpkinWeek recipes:

Pumpkin Drink Recipes:

Savory Pumpkin Recipes:

Sweet Pumpkin Recipes:

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Monday 2nd of October 2017

I love baking with caramel baking bits! These cookies looks so good, and I love the spices, too!

Suzy

Monday 2nd of October 2017

Oh yes! Love everything about this!

Karen

Monday 2nd of October 2017

These sound amazing. Caramel and brown butter? yum!!

Wendy Klik

Monday 2nd of October 2017

These sound delicious. Love the addition of caramel bits.

Erin

Monday 2nd of October 2017

My go to cookie recipe uses melted (and then cooled) butter so often times I brown the butter while I'm at it cause why not? For these cookies I bet it adds just that little bit of extra to pair so well with the oatmeal and pumpkin!