Pumpkin Cookies


How to make Pumpkin Cookies from Don't Starve | CookFiction.com

Name: Pumpkin Cookies

Inspired by: Don't Starve

"That's a pretty gourd cookie!" - Wilson

Chef's Note

These soft, spiced pumpkin cookies are bursting with sweet cranberries, white chocolate, and homemade honeycomb.


Making the Honeycomb

You will need:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1/6 cup corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda


  1. Mix all ingredients except baking soda in a large saucepan.
  2. Put saucepan on medium heat and boil until the mixture has caramelized. (Do not stir during this process!)
  3. Remove from heat. Prepare a sheet of parchment on a cookie sheet.
  4. Add baking soda, and stir with a wooden spoon or whisk. The mixture will foam up in a big way!
  5. Once the mixture is whisked, pour out onto parchment paper.
  6. Leave honeycomb out to harden. (Time varies; can be as fast as an hour).
  7. Store honeycomb in an airtight container (3-4 days).

Making the Cookies

You will need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • Honeycomb (above)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, spices, salt, and oats. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, melt butter.
  4. Whisk in molasses, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
  5. Whisk in egg yolk, pumpkin, and vanilla until combined.
  6. Pour into dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
  7. Add white chocolate and cranberries.
  8. For each cookie: roll about 2-3 tablespoons of dough into a ball, flatten slightly, and place on prepared baking sheet.
  9. Bake until lightly browned (about 13 minutes). Meanwhile, break honeycomb into small pieces, and place in a small bowl.
  10. While cookies are still soft, gently press a few honeycomb pieces into each cookie. Set aside to cool.

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