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Autumn Harvest Oat Cookies

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overview of Autumn Harvest Oat Cookies on a white plate and a glass of almond milk

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~

I love these cookies for almost their color alone… not meaning to downplay their taste because they are loaded with the perfect balance of crunch, sweetness, chewiness… all nestled in a cookie with a hint of pumpkin pie in the background.

These cookies are perfect for Fall, from their orangish hue, all speckled with red cranberries and green pumpkin seeds. A true festivity on a plate.

The key to these cookies is the pumpkin puree.  You can certainly go out and purchase organic, BPA-free, canned pumpkin puree… and if you have to, nobody will judge you.

If it is all possible to get your hands on small sugar pumpkins… then creating your own from scratch is a must. I provided a link below that will tell you exactly how to make your own should you choose to take on the mission.

I sort of miss those days when I was a little girl and I would rack up the Autumn leaves just so I could jump in the center of them, throwing them high into the air.  Gosh, about five or six years ago, Bob and I were driving from Alaska to Arizona.  We took a full month to weave down through the states.

Our travels took place in the month of September and as far as the eye could see, the land was blanketed with golds, oranges, greens, and brown hues.  Truly breathtaking.  I remember we stayed at a B&B in some small town in Canada.  We were tired of being cooped up in the truck so we decided to go for a long walk.  At some point, we came across a huge pile of leaves.  Yep, you guessed it… I dove in.  I state in the pile of leaves, throwing them into the sky, letting them rain down on my face.  Little did I know, Bob took a full series of pictures of my experience.  To this day, he still claims that those are his favorite pictures of me.  May we never lose sight of our inner child. :)  I hope you enjoy this recipe. Blessings and joy, amie sue

a close up of colorful overview of Autumn Harvest Oat Cookies Ingredients:

Yields 22 (1/4 cup measurement) cookies


  1. After soaking the oats, almonds, and pumpkin seeds as instructed in the links above, drain and rinse them before adding them to the mixing bowl.
    • Rinse the oats under cool water for about 2 minutes, agitating it with your fingers the whole time.
    • Squeeze the excess water from them and add to the mixing bowl.
  2. In the food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, combine all of the ingredients above.  Pulse until well mixed and slightly broken down.
  3. Using a 1/4 cup cookie scoop, place the cookies on non-stick sheets that come with the dehydrator.
    • I did 9 per tray, leaving space in between them.
    • Once a tray is full, pick it up by the bottom 2 corners.  Lightly tap the tray on the countertop 2x, turn the tray, and do this on each edge.  This will somewhat flatten the cookies, making them the perfect cookie shape.
  4. Dry at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, reduce to 115 degrees (F), and continue to dry for 8-10 hours or until the desired dryness/moisture is achieved.  Caution – Be careful not to over-dry these as they will lose flavor if you do.
    • Halfway through, transfer the cookies to the mesh sheet to speed up the dry time.
    • Dry times will always vary depending on the climate, humidity, model of the machine, and how full it is.
  5. All to cool, then store in an airtight container.  This will freeze well too!

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4 thoughts on “Autumn Harvest Oat Cookies

  1. Penelope says:

    Can’t wait, but have to, to try these when I’m back at home, A.S.,I LOVE this kind of treat AND your leaf story😃, which “leaves” me speechless 😉

  2. sabrinat says:

    Oh my! I’m am so excited! This is an awesome recipe! I was looking for a autumn cookie recipe for my health class that I do at my church (since fall is upon us). This is it. I was mixing up the dough this morning and I couldn’t keep my hands out of it. It kept ending up in my mouth. Then I had an idea! I put some in a bowl and added a little almond milk and ate it. What a wonderful bowl of cereal this makes. Why I never thought to add spices to my oatmeal I don’t know, but I’m so thankful for this recipe. When I started trying to eat a raw diet I was so disappointed in the recipes I found. I thought I’m never going to be able to eat raw. Until I found your site. Your so creative. There is nothing bland and boring here! Thank you for all your hard labors. (Sorry this is so long.)

    • amie-sue says:

      Good afternoon Sabrinat,

      Never say sorry for the length of a post.. write a novel for all I care. hehe I love hearing what you have to share.

      I am so happy that you are enjoying this cookie dough in many different forms. That is the beauty of raw actually. You can make a cereal, granola, bar, cookie…. etc with this one dough. :) Have fun with it! It will ad “spice” to your life. Have a blessed day and let me know how your church health class goes. amie sue

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