These cute pumpkin patch cookies are made with Golden Oreos coated with orange-dyed white candy and topped with crumbled chocolate Oreos and a candy pumpkin.

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Close up side view of multiple pumpkin patch cookies stacked, with the topmost cookie with a bite taken out, showing the Golden Oreo inside.

About Pumpkin Patch Cookies

Pumpkin are the symbol of cooler weather and fall, and these pumpkin patch cookies are like the embodiment of everything that’s good about venturing into a field and picking your favorite pumpkin.

Easy to make and decorate, these fun cookies will be delicious all fall long!

What’s in pumpkin patch cookies?

  • Candy pumpkins – Because you can’t have a pumpkin patch without a few pumpkins!
  • Golden Oreos and Oreos – The Golden Oreos are used for creating the base of the cookie while the classic chocolate Oreos are used for creating the “dirt” part of the pumpkin patch.
  • White candy melts and orange food coloring – For creating the vibrant orange hue that coats the cookies. You can swap out the orange for green to create a more “in the grass” look. You can also substitute the candy melts for high-quality white chocolate or use orange (or green) Wilton candy melts.
Side view of a baking sheet with rows of decorated pumpkin patch cookies.

What kind of candy melts should you use?

Candy melts (also called melting wafters) are pretty common – you can find them in the baking supply area, and they’re small, flat disks, typically sold by the bag – but I do think there are significant differences in quality depending on the brand of candy melts you buy.

Wilton is by far the most common brand of candy melt, and they are sold in a variety of colors. This makes them a popular pick, since you can buy the exact color you need and can get right to crafting your festive treats. Wilton makes things simple and easy.

However, I’ve not been impressed with the quality of Wilton candy melts and typically look for alternatives. If given the choice, I would highly recommend picking up Ghirardelli brand candy melts and, if needed, using oil-based food coloring to get the look that you want. These are my favorite candy melts to work with due to the superior quality and taste. You could also use their white bar chocolate or white chocolate chips.

How should they be stored?

To ensure these pumpkin patch cookies keep their texture, storing them in the refrigerator is recommended. Before serving, set them on the counter for 30 minutes to bring them back to room temperature.

Can you make these in advance?

Certainly! These cookies are shelf stable and made for lasting at room temperature.

To ensure the best presentation, I recommend making these treats up to 24 hours in advance.

Side view of multiple stacked pumpkin patch cookies, pictured with fall décor and a glass of milk.

How long are pumpkin patch cookies good for?

Once prepared and set, these cookies can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Can you freeze pumpkin patch cookies?

Yes, you totally can!

To freeze, store the decorated cookies in a single layer in a freezer bag or storage container. If you need to stack the cookies, separate each layer with a sheet of wax paper.

Cookies can be frozen for up to three months.

Notes & tips for pumpkin patch cookies

  • Classic chocolate Oreos are used to create the “dirt” of the pumpkin patch while Golden Oreos are used as the base of the cookie and coated in orange candy. The pale hue of the Golden Oreos make them easy to coat for a bright orange color. However, if you prefer chocolate Oreos, you can substitute them – just keep in mind that you may need to coat each cookie twice for a solid orange color, which could take additional candy melts.
  • For a dose of pumpkin flavor, use Pumpkin Spice Oreos instead of Golden Oreos.
Top down view of multiple stacks of pumpkin patch cookies, showing off the chocolate Oreo dirt and candy pumkkins.

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How to make pumpkin patch cookies

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Add the white candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until smooth. Add a few drops of orange food coloring and stir until the desired color is reached. Place the candy pumpkins to a small bowl and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set everything nearby.

Step 2 – Using a food processor (or a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin), crush the classic chocolate Oreos into a fine crumble. Also set this nearby.

Step 3 – Coat the Golden Oreos in the melted candy, then place them on the baking sheet. While the candy is still wet, place a candy pumpkin in the center and sprinkle crumbled Oreo around the top.

Step 4 – Let cookies set completely.

Step 5 – Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Details

Close up side view of multiple pumpkin patch cookies stacked, with the topmost cookie with a bite taken out, showing the Golden Oreo inside.
5 from 1 vote

Pumpkin Patch Cookies

30 minutes prep + 30 minutes Setting Time
99 kcal
Yields: 18 cookies
These cute pumpkin patch cookies are made with Golden Oreos coated with orange-dyed white candy and topped with crumbled chocolate Oreos and a candy pumpkin.



  • Prepare your work area by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place candy pumpkins in a small bowl for easy access.
    18 candy pumpkins
  • Using a food processor (or Ziploc bag + rolling pin or meat tenderizer), take 2 Oreo cookies and crush them into crumbles. Set aside for now.
    2 Oreos
  • Add candy melts to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power, then stir. Continue to heat for 15-second intervals, mixing in between, until candy is melted and smooth.
    8 ounces white candy melts
  • Once candy has melted, add orange food coloring and stir until desired color is reached.
    orange food coloring
  • Drop a Golden Oreo into melted candy, then use a fork to toss and coat. Lift cookie from candy, gently shake off any excess, then place coated cookie on prepared baking sheet. While candy is still wet, gently place a candy pumpkin in center of cookie and sprinkle crumbed Oreo around top. Repeat this step until all cookies are coated and decorated.
    18 Golden Oreos
  • Allow candy to dry completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 0.03IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I’m not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy