Even though we are now entering November, and slowly leaving behind all things pumpkin, you are definitely going to want to read this review!
Keep reading for our exclusive cart rating with review, pictures and our notorious “Dunk Test!”
What is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix?
I always find that whatever “mix” I buy from Trader Joe’s, I am never disappointed. This Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix was no different.
The mix consists of the usual cookie mix suspects, like flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and semi sweet chocolate chunks. Also mixed in are oats, dried pumpkin, cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice. Give me all the Fall flavors!
Being that these are a seasonal favorite, they literally flew off the shelves this year as you can imagine. The pumpkin items only last a few weeks at Trader Joe’s so I always try to stock up to last me through Thanksgiving, but sadly, I only bought one container of these delicious cookies. Next year I’ll be sure to stock up.
To the dry mix you’ll add one egg, 1/2 cup of unsalted butter and a bit of water. The full directions are listed on the side of the canister. It all gets mixed together at once, no need to cream anything together like traditional cookies. As soon as the mixture comes together you’re able to scoop them onto a prepared baking sheet. The recipe says it yields 24 medium sized cookies, and I found this to be pretty accurate.
Where In the Store?
Again, sadly I don’t think you can find these at Trader Joe’s anymore for the season, but definitely put these on your list for next year! You can find this cookie mix a few different places.
The first place I found them were on an end cap with all of the other seasonal holiday favorites. The second place I found this mix was in the baking aisle. There are so many treasures you can stumble across in that baking aisle.
A few baking favorites we’ve found so far are:
- Blondie Bar Baking Mix (5/5 Carts Rating)
- Meyer Lemon Cake Mix with Lemon Icing (4/5 Carts Rating, Seasonal)
- Dark Chocolate Covered Honey Grahams with Sea Salt (5/5 Carts Rating)
- Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips (5/5 Carts Rating)
- Heavy Whipping Cream (review soon to come)
- Brownie Mix (review soon to come)
- Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix (review soon to come, seasonal)
How to Serve Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix
Baking these cookies is as easy as 1,2,3. You mix all the ingredients together and drop them right onto a baking sheet. No need to chill the dough, making it super easy and not so time consuming.
The fall season has been screaming all things pumpkin right from the beginning. What else pairs so well with pumpkin and oatmeal cookies than some Caramel Sea Salt Baking Chips! So, I decided to stir in an entire bag of them to give these cookies an extra kick. Some white chocolate baking chips or chunks would be phenomenal to throw into the cookie batter too!
THE DUNK TEST
I really loved these cookies, and they 100% passed my Dunk Test.
From the picture above, the cookie soaked up the milk just perfectly. I dunked it into the cold glass of milk a few times, and it stood up pretty well! It was still crispy and crunchy on the outside, and totally soft and full of milk on the inside.
This cookie would be totally perfect to dunk into your favorite cup of hot tea or even a rich and creamy hot chocolate! Trader Joe’s has rolled out their Sea Salted Hot Chocolate for the season, and you bet I’ve already got my hands on a container! A review on that soon to come when it starts getting chilly here on the East Coast!
I loved these cookies, and so did everyone else who tried one.
I had to hide the rest of them actually and pack them up in a Ziplock bag and stash them away in the freezer! They were disappearing too quickly so I took action into my own hands.
I loved how much spice was packed into each bite of every cookie. The ginger, nutmeg, cloves and allspice really shone through and were on the forefront of the flavors.
The cookies were very pumpkiny and even had an orange color to them which made them feel more festive. Im guessing the dried pumpkin made them turn a bit orange. The oatmeal pieces and the chocolate chunks really tied the whole cookie together.
It was chewy on the inside, and nice and crispy on the outside. Basically the perfect oatmeal cookie with a bit of *spice,* literally!
Buy It Again?
Once this comes back to Trader Joe’s next year, you can bet that I will be buying it again.
I wish I bought more because I’m almost completely out. The cookies froze really well, so the rest of them are hanging out in the freezer for a rainy day.
Did you get to try these seasonal Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies? If you haven’t, you must add these to your list for next year! You will not regret it, and don’t forget to add a bag of the Sea Salt Baking Chips to your cart too! Happy Holidays!!