Amazing No Bake Pumpkin Cookies take just minutes to prepare so the sweet, chewy deliciousness can be in your belly in no time! No oven needed!
At this time of year, people often think fall baking when they think of pumpkin recipes. But don’t worry, you can still get in the pumpkin spirit without turning the oven on. These no bake pumpkin cookies take mere minutes to make and are sweet, chewy and delicious.
I don’t know about you, but it feels like pumpkin fever just gets bigger and bigger each year. In many cases, it’s more about pumpkin spice than pumpkin itself, but all can be delicious. Some favorite treats include chocolate pumpkin pastry twists and pumpkin energy bites, and I’m looking forward to trying some pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies and pumpkin cream cheese muffins too!
How to Make No Bake Pumpkin Cookies
These no bake pumpkin cookies are a great addition to your pumpkin to-try list. These no bake cookies could hardly be any easier! It only takes a couple of minutes to cook the sugar, butter, pumpkin and milk mixture, and then mix in the oats and spice before scooping the no bake pumpkin cookies mixture onto a baking sheet. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the no bake pumpkin cookies to cool a little!
In all honesty, we couldn’t wait! My taste-testers and I happily dug in while they were still a little warm. But we also enjoyed more later when they were cool, so I can guarantee these No Bake Pumpkin Cookies work well either way! The benefit of waiting for no bake cookies to cool is they hold together a bit better, but you’d be forgiven for being impatient.
Optional Additions to No Bake Pumpkin Cookies
This no bake pumpkin cookies recipe is in effect a base recipe – it’s delicious as it is, but you can easily add things to it. For example:
- chopped nuts like pecans or walnuts;
- chocolate or caramel chips;
- dried fruit like cranberries or raisins.
Personally, I can’t wait to experiment. This recipe for No Bake Pumpkin Cookies is sure to be the star at fall parties, as well as after school treats (they’ve already been taste-tested by my kid’s friends and parents with big thumbs up). If you weren’t already tempted, as well as being no bake, these pumpkin cookies are also gluten free, provided you use gluten free oats.
These no bake pumpkin cookies are so easy to make and the result is such a tasty little bite. Perfect for kids, big and small, to both make and enjoy, they’ll be a regular on your table.
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These no bake pumpkin cookies take mere minutes to make and are sweet, chewy and delicious.
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup 1 minute oats
- 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin spice
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Line a baking sheet with either a silicone mat or wax paper.
Put the pumpkin puree, butter, milk and sugar in a small pan and warm over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer and boil for around a minute. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, put both kinds of oats in a bowl, add the pumpkin spice and salt and mix through.
Add the vanilla to the pumpkin-butter mixture and add it to the bowl with the oats. Mix well.
Take spoonfuls of the mixture (I used a slightly heaped tablespoon measure) and press together slightly as you form into a slightly flattened ball. Set on the prepared baking sheet and allow to cool.