Have some leftover pumpkin pie laying around? Don’t trash it! Try these easy cookies!
Nothing is better than sweet pumpkin pie after a day filled with savory and hearty dishes. But if you are as lucky as I am to host the biggest feast of the year you know that by the second day you are sick of leftovers and don’t know what to do without just wasting it all.
This year we were fortunate to have multiple pumpkin pies brought (I guess we forgot to coordinate desserts) and I was left with an entire pie the morning after Thanksgiving. Instead of taking a chance on having to trash it all, I decided to whip up these pumpkin pie cookies – and they were an instant hit! With only 4 ingredients you likely have readily available including chocolate chips – what’s not to love.
Let’s just say the next time I see a Pumpkin Pie on clearance in the bakery I will be purchasing one just to whip these up.
- 2 Cups Leftover Pumpkin Pie
- 1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Cup Oatmeal
- 1-3 Tbsp Flour
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with silpat mat. (The mat is optional, see notes below)
- Scrape the pumpkin pie filling from the crust into a mixing bowl.
- Mix in both chocolate chips and oatmeal. Add tablespoons of flour as needed.
- Form dough into 1 inch balls and put onto baking sheet. Press down with fork and flatten dough. Bake for 9 minutes and leave on pan until cool. Enjoy!
- Ingredients will fluctuate based on how much pumpkin pie you have leftover. For reference I had about 3/4 of the pie left.
- I found adding 2 tablespoons of flour helped me form the cookies.
- The first batch I made, I used a little bit too much oatmeal and didn’t love the texture.
- Pressing cookies down with the fork is key, the pumpkin pie is already cooked and doesn’t spread. Unless you want pumpkin balls!
- I found using the silpat left my cookies very soft moist and delicious! However, on the second batch, I tried it without the slip mat and it did stick to the baking sheet but did have a little more of the cookie consistency I was looking for.