These No Bake Pumpkin Cookies are a delicious fall time treat; easy to make ahead and keep in the fridge for last-minute company! Easy to freeze, too.

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

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Friends, just in time for end of summer and the start of fall, when the house is still warm in the late afternoon, company’s coming for dinner, and you want to make a quick dessert, try this moist No Bake Pumpkin Cookies Recipe!

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

This cookie recipe will carry you into the end of the year, possibly as your new favorite easy snack!

Make the cookies ahead of time and refrigerate. The dough will be moist and soft!

I always love a no-bake cookie, because you can keep them stored in the fridge and bring them out just in time for serving!

You can also freeze these cookies and defrost and enjoy later!

No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Give up on perfection

Speaking of hosting. Unless you have it down (as in being organized, have a plan, and let go of having things perfect), it can be exhausting.

If you feel the need to create the perfect house and meal, then that puts a lot of pressure on yourself. And possibly your family!?!

Some people say forget it, it’s too much work and too much money, so they never invite people in.

But I have said for years here on RE, start small (invite a few people over, not 12), keep the menu easy, make up what you can ahead of time, and focus on the table and the people who are coming.

If you’re going to worry about any part of the house being “perfect,” which is a dumb thought, because the guests don’t even notice, then clean the bathroom! :)

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The gem of hosting

I’m so serious. Set the table, even just napkins and a fork, with a simple candle in the center.

The gem of hosting is the time spent around the table. Every bite of food, every word spoken, it’s all very precious, the way we nourish our bodies and feed our souls. We share our lives, we listen, and we care.

Think of hosting as soul work, friends, because it does a lot for our guests, and it does a lot for us.

Here’s a fun fall dinner party menu you may want to try. My tip again is to make up as much as you can ahead of time.

Appetizer: Apple Goat Cheese Crostini Appetizer
Main Dish: Paprika Sweet Potato Chicken Thighs
Salad: Basic Green Salad
Bread: Ask your guests to bring a fresh loaf of bread!
Dessert: These No-Bake Pumpkin Cookies!

Easy! Get to know the people around your table, and ENJOY!

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No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 -24 cookies depending on size
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  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 T. butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin
  • 4 cups quick uncooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • In a pot, mix the sugar, butter, and milk. Bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the stove and add the pumpkin, salt, vanilla, and spice.
  • Quickly add the oatmeal and mix. Add more or less for the consistency you want. Toss in the chocolate chips and lightly mix.
  • Drop with small scoop onto parchment paper, on a cookie sheet. (Dough will be moist.)
  • Cool the cookies in the refrigerator. Serve cold.
  • You can also freeze and pull out of the freezer right before serving!
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