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Pumpkin Harvest Cookies for #SundaySupper

The colors of autumn can be so gorgeous: don’t you just love when the trees turn beautiful shades of orange, yellow, and red? I must admit that I miss seeing them…but I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of the changing seasons when I was in Michigan last week.

…and today we are celebrating one of the fun colors of fall: ORANGE! All of the recipes in today’s Sunday Supper are inspired by the color orange. When I was brainstorming what to make, I was immediately drawn to pumpkin as an ingredient. AND, one of my favorite cookie recipes ever happens to involve pumpkin. Score!

This recipe is really customizable, which is an aspect I really love. Today’s version happens to contain dark and white chocolate chips, coconut, and raisins. However, you can really get creative…compost cookie style. Justin loves to have chopped walnuts and craisins added into the batter. Oats are also delicious.

These pumpkin harvest cookies are cake-like in texture. They are pillowy soft and very moist! I normally love my cookies with a bit of crunch, but there is just something awesome about these soft baked treats that make me oh so excited. Make yourself a batch when you have a moment…and if you only want a few now, the dough freezes wonderfully, so you can save some for later (just saying…)! To be honest, I usually cut this recipe in half, because the full size makes an enormous amount of cookies!

Pumpkin Harvest Cookies


5 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp baking soda

1.5 cups butter

2 cups firm packed brown sugar

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 can pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie mix)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup dark chocolate chips

1 cup white chocolate chips

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a bowl, combine flour, oats, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.

3. In another large bowl, cream softened butter with a mixer. Add brown and white sugars gradually until the butter mixture is fluffy. Then, add egg and vanilla and blend until mixed.

4. With the mixer still running, alternate adding scoops of pumpkin and dry ingredients. Mix well until incorporated, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.

5. Use a spatula/large spoon to stir in the chocolate chips, coconut, and raisins.

6. On a nonstick baking sheet, deposit rounded tablespoon sized drops of batter evenly on the tray (I use a 2 tsp scooper tool to easily scoop the cookies).

7. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes, until fully cooked/set, with a small amount of browning around the bottom edges. Remove from the tray and allow to cool on a wire baking rack. Enjoy!

Are you a fan of pumpkin in the fall? What’s your favorite orange colored food to eat?

Annnnd, if you’re looking for some more amazing recipes inspired by the color orange, make sure to check out the rest of the Sunday Supper contributions! Enjoy!!!!

Sunrise  (Breakfast and Brunch)

Paula from Vintage Kitchen Notes is bringing her Orange Ricotta Pancakes

Erin from Dinners Dishes and Desserts is baking up some Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Heather from Girlichef is bringing Pumpkin Doughnuts with Spiced Buttermilk Glaze

Nicole from Daily Dish Recipes is making Pumpkin Donut Puffs

Patti from Comfy Cuisine is bringing  Classic Orange Marmalade

Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is making Spiced Pumpkin Ricotta Muffins with Craisins and Walnuts

Wendy from The Weekend Gourmet is cooking up some Pumpkin Maple Oatmeal

Jamie from Mama Mommy Mom is bringing Butternut Squash Butter

Chelsea from Chelsea’s Culinary Indulgence is bringing Pumpkin Spiced Donuts with Chai Icing


High Noon (Soups, Salads and Sandwiches)

Renee from Magnolia Days is serving up some Butternut Squash Soup

Beate from Galactopdx is bringing her Carrot Ginger Soup

Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is making some Curried Sweet Potato Salad With Cranberries and Pecans

Megan from I Run For Wine is making Skinny Roasted Butternut Squash and Italian Sausage Soup

Sarah from What Smells So Good is filling our bowls with some Spicy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

Alice from Hip Foodie Mom is coming with her Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad

Susan from The Wimpy Vegetarian is making Cider – Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

Tora from Tora’s Real Food is bringing Butternut Squash and Tomato Soup

Melanie from From Fast Food to Fresh Food is making Monty’s Pumpkin Soup

Lyn from The Lovely Pantry is bringing Roasted Pumpkin & Coconut Soup

Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic is whipping up some Mandarin Chicken Salad


Sunset (Dinner and Main Dishes)

Sarah from Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends is offering up some Pumpkin Ravioli

Shelia from Pippis In The Kitchen Again is serving her Roasted Squash and Ricotta with Honey

Pam from The Meltaways is making Spooky Stuffed Peppers

Patsy from Famfriendsfood is bringing her Carrot Souffle

Laura from Small Wallet Big Appetite is bringing Chicken and Sweet Potato Fritters

Mehereen from Chattering Kitchen is making Sichuan Orange Glazed Chicken with Toasted Sesame Seeds

Tammi from Momma’s Meals is making Hearty Pork Stew

Kristin from Kwistin’s Favorites is making Orange Chicken

Soni from Soni’s Food For Thought is cooking up some Rigatoni with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce

Shelby from Diabetic Foodie is cooking up some Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Dara from Generation Y Foodie is bringing Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

Brandie from Home Cooking Memories is sharing a DIY Baked Sweet Potato Bar

Amber from Mama’s Blissful Bites  is bringing Rice and Fig Stuffed Mini Pumpkins


By The Bonfire (Sweets, Snacks and Sips)

Carla from Chocolate Moosey is making Pumpkin Tiramisu with Pumpkin Butter Caramel Sauce

Heather from Hezzi D’s Books and Cooks is offering up some Pumpkin Cake Truffles

Shelia from Cooking Underwriter is bringing Sweet Potato Bacon Beet Salsa

Anne from Webicurean  is making some Drunken Pumpkin Bread

Karen from In The Kitchen With KP is making Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Leslie La Cocina De Leslie is making Sweet Potato Atole

Seet Fei from My Trials in The Kitchen is bringing Sweet Potatoes Mini Balls

Tara from Noshing With The Nolands is bringing Oranges En Suprise

Susan from The Girl in The Red Kitchen is making Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scone with Pumpkin Glaze

Conni from Mrs. Mama Hen is making Orange Glazed Poundcake

Isabel from Family Foodie is baking up Moist Pumpkin Bread

Cindy from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings is baking up a Vegan Pumpkin Orange Cake

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic is whipping up some Creamy Pumpkin Dip

Laura from Family Spice is making some Unprocessed and Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread

Kathya from Basic and Delicious is baking up Butternut Squash and Carrot Bread

Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake is serving up Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Stephanie from The Cookie A Day Challenge is whipping up some Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches

Katie from She Like Ruffles, He Likes Truffles is bringing Pumpkin Harvest Cookies

Nancy from Gotta Get Baked is baking up some Orange Macadamia Dark Chocolate Cookies

Angie from Big Bear’s Wife  is bringing Orange Soda Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Katy from Happy Baking Days is bringing Carrot Cake with Orange Glaze

Sandra from Midlife Road Trip is bringing Orange ya glad it’s fall! Hungarian Apricot/Walnut pastries


69 Comments on Pumpkin Harvest Cookies for #SundaySupper

  1. Pam @ The Meltaways
    October 7, 2012 at 7:00 am (2 years ago)

    These look like the perfect fall cookie! Thank you so much for joining in this week!

  2. Jennifer B
    October 7, 2012 at 9:30 am (2 years ago)

    What is this Sunday Supper and how have I not heard about it?? I must jump on this bandwagon ;)

    Also, meant to tell you at Seasons 52…I know you are going to Halloween Horror Nights on Thursday. My friends told me that one year they went on a non-peak night and were able to purchase the front of the line access passes for 1/2 off about 1/2 way through the night. Just wanted to pass along the info in case you found yourself stuck in long lines and wanted to pay to see everything at a discount ;)

    • Katie
      October 7, 2012 at 9:40 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks! We were actually there on Thursday this week (a few days ago)! The lines weren’t long on a Thursday night; the only house we had to wait a long time to get into was The Walking Dead house…which was expected. All the other houses we waited only about 10-20 minutes, so not too terrible for not having an Express pass!

  3. Megan
    October 7, 2012 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    I can personally state these cookies rock! Katie brought me some to take home to my very sick boyfriend. He ate them up and loved them! Thanks Katie for sharing!!!

  4. chattering kitchen
    October 7, 2012 at 11:11 am (2 years ago)

    These cookies look so succulent, never tried a pumpkin cookie before hence this recipe is inspirational. Love the name of your blog too :)

  5. Soni
    October 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the lovely flavors in your cookies!!The coconut and chocolate sound really good in here :) Perfect with my cup of tea :)

  6. Bea
    October 7, 2012 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

    These look so, so good!

  7. Sandi McKenna
    October 7, 2012 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    I love pumpkin cookies! Can’t wait to try these….

  8. Tara Noland
    October 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm (2 years ago)

    Love the combination of ingredients in this pumpkin cookie, it looks fantastic.

  9. Anne @ Webicurean
    October 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm (2 years ago)

    oooh these sound tasty! My favorite cookies have cake-like texture, probably because cake is one of my favorite food groups!

  10. Renee
    October 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Great fall cookies and I like how easy it is to change up the add-ins.

  11. Nicole @ The Daily Dish
    October 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Look at all the wonderful yummies you stuffed inside these already heavenly sounding cookies.
    Goodness knows I’d eat this whole batch myself and then wonder where they all went ;)
    Great recipe!

  12. Sarah
    October 7, 2012 at 5:44 pm (2 years ago)

    All the pumpkin goodies are making me crave it! And I don’t even really like pumpkin!

  13. Heather @girlichef
    Twitter: girlichef
    October 7, 2012 at 6:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Mmmm…I know I’d love these. And I love just going compost cookie style – the possibilities are endless. :)

  14. sunithi
    October 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG, these are chunky and lovely. making this with my leftover pumkin puree :) And love the addition of coconut & chocolate chips.

  15. Tammi @ Momma's Meals
    October 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow these are making my mouth water for some dessert right now!! Yummy and right up me and my husbands alley. I am going to try them!!

  16. Patsy
    October 7, 2012 at 9:39 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks like a great cookie… and I always love easily customizable recpes like this one!

  17. Cindys Recipes
    October 8, 2012 at 12:45 am (2 years ago)

    I love that you experiment and mix flavors with pumpkin!

  18. Laura Hunter
    October 8, 2012 at 6:17 am (2 years ago)

    I prefer my cookies soft so these sound perfect to me

  19. Laura @ Family Spice
    October 8, 2012 at 12:15 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies are bursting with flavor, and that’s my kind of cookie!! Looks fabulous!

  20. Katy
    October 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies look so good! I love that they are soft-baked – cookies like cakes are some of the best!

  21. diabeticFoodie
    October 8, 2012 at 3:27 pm (2 years ago)

    I tried baking pumpkin cookies once and they were not good. Yours look MUCH better!

  22. Liz
    October 8, 2012 at 6:09 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies look wonderful! The perfect way to usher in fall! My biggest difficulty will be deciding what extras to put in my batch :)

  23. Karen Hartzell (@InTheKitchenKP)
    October 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm (2 years ago)

    I’ll take a dozen! Now! lol They look delicious! I will def be trying these as the months get more chilly. Great fall cookie!

  24. Lyn @LovelyPantry
    October 8, 2012 at 11:00 pm (2 years ago)

    These look awesome! They wouldn’t last long in my house! Love that there’s chocolate, raisins AND coconut!!!

  25. Faye Leong
    October 11, 2012 at 8:48 am (2 years ago)

    Wonderful recipe! I love these cookies are soft and moist and with my favorites chocolate chips, coconut, and raisins in it…..perfect!

  26. Sarah
    October 11, 2012 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

    ahhhhhhhhhh I love how those chunky cookies look. So moist and chunky. Did I mention chunky? I love it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Katie
      October 14, 2012 at 11:16 am (2 years ago)

      I do love a chunky cookie! The more goodies inside, the merrier! ;)

  27. Conni Smith
    October 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Mmmm! Again – pumpkin is my all time FAVORITE fall ingredient! The cookies look scrumptious!

  28. Kim Bee
    October 12, 2012 at 11:12 pm (2 years ago)

    These are such adorable cookies. I love that you can mix up the ingredients and customize them.

    • Katie
      October 14, 2012 at 11:19 am (2 years ago)

      The most recent batch I made, I separated the dough into two bowls: my husband made his own batch and I filled mine in with these goodies! And of course, he finished eating his first, so he broke into my stash…boys…

  29. Chelsea
    October 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies look delicious!

  30. Hezzi-D
    October 13, 2012 at 5:07 pm (2 years ago)

    These cookies look so good!

  31. The Wimpy Vegetarian
    October 14, 2012 at 12:19 am (2 years ago)

    I love pumpkin cookies – and love your addition of coconut and chocolate!!

  32. Nancy @ gottagetbaked
    October 14, 2012 at 2:33 am (2 years ago)

    Great combination of flavours in these cookies! I also prefer cookies with a bit of crisp but you describe these beautifully – they sounds like little bites of cake – yum!

    • Katie
      October 14, 2012 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks Nancy! These cookies are my ONE exception to my crispy/chewy cookie rule. Haha!


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