Sweet on Trader Joe's Sunday : Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix

Trader Joe's: Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix review #traderjoes #traderjoesreview
It is pumpkin season at Trader Joe's - the most wonderful time of the year. For my first trip to Trader Joe's since the pumpkin goods hit, I loaded up on 2 boxes of Pumpkin O's, 4 boxes of Pumpkin Ginger Hold the Cones, 3 Butternut Squash Pizza Crusts, and one package of Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese (and two avocados, which really didn't fit the theme).
Trader Joe's: Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix review #traderjoes #traderjoesreview
Anyhoo...Mr. E and I also chose Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix. We had a lazy-ish Sunday and whipped them up while watching the Astros this afternoon. A 22-ounce container of cookie mix runs $3.99 and makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.

Trader Joe's: Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix review #traderjoes #traderjoesreview
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To the mix, you'll add one egg, 1/2 cup salted butter, and a bit of water. It all gets mixed at once and is ready to scoop onto cookie sheets. I got 23 cookies using my 2-tablespoon - #40 - (the package says "24 medium size cookies," so I was impressed by the accurate estimation.

Trader Joe's: Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix review #traderjoes #traderjoesreview
He (Mr. E) says: These have a BOLD pumpkin flavor, which could almost overpower the chocolate and oatmeal, but doesn't. The texture is excellent and could probably soak up some ice-cold 2% milk, but I neglected to test that out.
Overall rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

She says: I'm a pumpkin lover through and through, and these DELIVER on the pumpkin flavor. Making pumpkin cookies is tough because they're almost invariably cakey. These are no exception; I'm almost tempted to bake them again in mini muffin cups. Points for spice and pumpkin flavor, the oatmeal is a nice addition, too. I wish they would have spread a bit more into cookies like pictured on the package, and it might go without saying that bigger chunks of chocolate wouldn't be a bad idea. If you need a quick pumpkin something, I think you'll be happy with these.
Overall rating: 4 of 5 stars

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix: Pumpkin-y goodness. 

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  1. Love the way you eat them 2 at a time ;))

    1. It's actually just one split in half, but eating two at a time seems like an idea I can get behind. ;)

  2. Bought these and made them because my husband and I like Trader Joe's and then also pumpkin and chocolate. These were not up to Trader Joe Standards. They are very pumpkin tasting but I think the flavor that overwhelms is clove.

  3. Thank you so much for listing what scoop you used. I am making these but had no idea what about would make 24 cookies!! 2 TBSP scoop it is!

  4. What do you think about using a pan to make bar cookies?

  5. I was at TJ’s last week. How did I miss butternut squash pizza crusts and mac & cheese??? It’s my favorite veggie. I did get the fall salsa, maple leaf shaped tortilla chips, harvest soup, and pumpkin shaped pasta. Guess I need to get back there soon.

  6. These were the worst ever. Three people I know made these and all had the same conclusion - YUK. Sadly it was a nice idea but they need to work on the fake flavor!!

  7. I had higher hopes for these too! Never thought I'd like pumpkin and chocolate together, but I love chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes. I think the ratio of pumpkin and spice were too much and the texture was not very cookie-ish. Think they missed the boat on this one.

  8. These are my favorite cookies! Too bad they no longer sell them!


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