Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Raisin Pumpkin Cookies (Blogger Secret Ingredient)

I made my Blogger Secret Ingredient (BSI) recipe today. This week’s ingredient is pumpkin, one of my favorite ingredients overall. I wanted to make something sweet so came up with a cookie recipe.

I actually made my own pumpkin puree…  I took a pumpkin, cut it in half, and baked it at 450F for 40 minutes.  Then I skinned it, cut it in pieces, and used my hand-mixer to blend it into a puree.  It’s so fresh – I usually have canned pumpkin, which is pretty good, but there is something special about pumpkin puree made from scratch.

Chocolate Peanut Raisin PUMPKIN Cookies


  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (can make your own!)
  • 3/4 cup sugar (brown sugar would be good too)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (then crush them up – so it seems like a little less than 1/4 cup)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together all the dry ingredients – flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin, applesauce, and sugar.
  4. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined.  Add the raisins, chips, and crushed peanuts.
  5. Spoon cookies onto a greased pan (I used nonstick cooking spray).  Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until firm.

Makes 30 smallish cookies.

What is your favorite cookie?

Mine is oatmeal raisin.

18 Replies to “Recipe: Chocolate Peanut Raisin Pumpkin Cookies (Blogger Secret Ingredient)”

  1. those cookies look amazing! my favorite cookie: peanut butter chocolate chip 😀
    have a great night!

  2. 13 Going on 30 is such a great movie! As for my favorite cookie? I love all cookies! Oatmeal raisin is great, and sometimes I like to have double chocolate chip, or just a plain ol’ oatmeal cookie will do! Ahhh, cookies!! You know got me wanting one Maggie!

  3. Favorite cookie? Hmmmmm I think I may have to go classic chocolate chip if homemade and those Italian rainbow cookies if I’m buying them. :~P

  4. Love all the pumpkin in this post! I really need to try pumpkin in cookie form–’cause yours look SO GOOD! Adding peanuts to the batter is such a nice touch too! I’m drooling just thinking about them…

  5. ooh, making your own puree is over the top! those cookies look great 🙂 for a cookie, i’d have to go with pb oatmeal or something to the like!

  6. Great recipe for the BSI! Yep, you can definitely freeze pumpkin puree – if you put in a container, just leave some room at the top, or if you put in ziploc bags, only fill up 3/4. It will stay fresh for up to a year!

  7. That wrap french toast is such a good idea. And your cookies sound fantastic!

    I love gingersnaps/gingerbread. And classic chocolate chip. And especially shortbread cookies (particularly whipped shortbread). Ooh, and peanut butter cookies. And I’ve got to admit that Safeway sugar cookies taste great. Also love Oreos.

    Okay, am going to stop now. Suffice it to say I really, really like cookies.

  8. I love your new header. And that apple with almond butter looks so good right now! Dinner is calling my name…cannot wait to catch up on the rest of your posts! later girl!

  9. love the cookies! so creative; and you cooked your own pumpkin too!

    im’ def a pb filled pb cookie kind of girl…but they gotta be made by my next-door neighbor grandma!

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