Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries & Chocolate Chips (Cup of Everything Cookies)

A few weeks ago our work was having a Bake Sale to support Feed Nova Scotia. Brian and I wanted to make cookies to help a great cause. When we got home, we both dived into our favorite foodblogs searching for inspiration. It only took Brian 5 minutes to find this recipe, and we went off the to grocery store. We absolutely freaked out when we tried the first batch out of the oven.

I couldn't believe this recipe packed in so much flavour. But its more than just a single flavour, it reminded me of tasting a good wine. These cookies has low notes, middle tones and a beautiful finish. The cranberries and chocolate balance each other, the pumpkin and spice compliments the combination.  

Now back to the bake sale, the next day the cookies sold like hot cakes. The rest of the afternoon I was hunted down around the office and threatened asked for the recipe. I've been so frequently asked "omg what is in these cookies?!?!?". I coined the name "A cup of everything", because explaining all the ingredients can quite a mouthful :).

I highly recommend making these wonderful cookies ... but be warned that you may create a cult following for your baking. The original recipe can be found here. 


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar1 Cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup dried cranberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Set aside. In a large mixer bowl, beat together the butter and sugars. Add in the pumpkin, egg, and vanilla extract and blend together until well combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix until all is combined in a thick batter. Fold in the oats, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. 

Drop cookies onto baking sheet in rounded tablespoons, 2 inches apart. Bake for 6-7 minutes, rotate and cook an additional 6-7 minutes. 


Also, the secret ingredient is kitty love 


Bailey pretending to clean himself while  he watches the kitten.

The kitties provide morale support while Im baking.