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No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 3y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Shauna Wightman
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We love fall, but not the warm weather that sticks around for most of the season, making baking unenjoyable. These tasty, tiny no-bake treats are perfect for kids to prepare and enjoy.

What You'll Need

How We Did It

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

First, we added added the oats, raisins, sugar, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and chocolate chips into a bowl. My oldest (5) liked to do all the measuring of the ingredients, and my daughter (3) liked to do all the "dumping."

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Once the dry ingredients were mixed, we added the pumpkin puree and vanilla. Then we mixed everything together.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Next for the fun part! We used a spoon to scoop up about a small handful of dough and rolled the scoops into balls. My son loved this part since his hands got to get dirty. My dainty daughter passed on this step...

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

While the kids were busy rolling the balls, I whipped together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipping cream to create a little topping for the cookies. (This step is totally optional but, in my opinion, there is nothing better than pumpkin and cream cheese...) I put the creamy mixture into small plastic bags and snipped off the corners.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Then the kids squeezed the cream topping onto the cookies. This was my daughter's favorite part, since it was mess free and "artsy."

No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies

We enjoyed our cookies right away, but you could also pop them in the fridge for a few hours. (This will firm them up a bit more and make them cool and refreshing.) The kids adore this recipe. And since the cookies are loaded with pumpkin, oats, and raisins, they're a great go-to after-school snack that makes everyone happy.

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My child and I completed No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies. I agree that there was too much ginger, and maybe too much nutmeg. I doubled it, and then added more pumpkin because it didn't seem like enough.. If I do this again I don't think I will double the spices.

posted by: Jessie on 11.3.2014

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Would this work with honey instead of sugar?

posted by: Marcy on 1.30.2014

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I didn't have as much success with this. Too much ginger, and it didn't specify which oats--and now I know it should have been old fashioned and not quick. It wasn't sweet enough for my kids' liking either. :(

posted by: Stephanie on 12.6.2013

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My child and I completed No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies.

posted by: Ashley on 11.22.2013

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idea for improvement: reserve chips for the end and make faces in place of icing or top icing with chips. Otherwise, chocolate may distribute unevenly and overpower pumpkin. Otherwise, Yummy/fun/easy!

posted by: Jessica on 11.9.2012

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what about green food coloring added to the topping to make the stem and have edible jack o lanterns

posted by: Patty on 11.22.2013

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My child and I completed No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies. We had a great time together and they were delicious too.

posted by: Meredith on 11.16.2013

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Wondering if there's a diary-free alternative recipe you might recommend?

posted by: Kristin on 9.23.2013

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Try putting a can of whole fat coconut milk in the fridge over night, then whip it up like whipping cream. Add powdered sugar and vanilla to flavor.

posted by: Stephanie on 9.28.2013

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Rating:

Oren, Liam, Mia, and I completed No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies. Take a look!

posted by: Yael on 10.25.2012

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Did the kids actually eat them?

posted by: Yvonne on 10.26.2012

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Yes! The best part is they don't have to wait for any baking!

posted by: Yael on 11.22.2012

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I made them for my nephew and he LOVED them!

posted by: Christina on 11.15.2012

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:) pics are adorable & cookies are perfect for sharing a Fall dish. we will be attempting these soon. tyfs!

posted by: Tracy on 10.18.2012

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OMG! These photos are too darling... can't wait to make these!

posted by: Jen on 10.16.2012

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Looks yummy!!

posted by: Laura on 10.16.2012

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