Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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Make These Easy 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix!

It almost sounds too easy. Only 2 ingredients for pumpkin cookies? Cake mix and canned pumpkin. Of course, I usually opt for a third ingredient – chocolate chips!

But how can 2 ingredient pumpkin cookies be any good? Oh, trust me, they are surprisingly delicious. They taste exactly like homemade pumpkin bread!

two ingredient pumpkin cookies recipe with cake mix

I might not feel the need to ever make pumpkin bread again with this easy pumpkin cookies recipe! Two (or three) simple ingredients and less than 30 minutes – you’ve got yourself some delicious pumpkin bread cookies.

Mixing the cake mix cookies in a bowl with a hand mixer

Cake Mix Alternative

If you would like to use a yellow cake mix instead, just add about 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice. Here’s my favorite pumpkin pie spice recipe! When you use a spice cake mix, no additional spices are needed.

You don’t even need to add any water, oil, or eggs. Just dump the dry cake mix, canned pumpkin puree, and mini chocolate chips into a bowl and mix them together!

easy pumpkin cookies with cake mix - only 2 ingredients

Pumpkin Cookie Baking Tips

The cookies puff up while baking, but only spread a little bit. So I like to squeeze about 20 cookies onto one baking sheet. Silicone baking mats are great too. The cookies come off the pan easily and the mats can be used hundreds of times!

Also, a cookie scoop is super helpful for portioning out the sticky cookie dough! If you don’t have one, definitely get one!

easy 2 ingredient pumpkin bread cookies with cake mix

How to Tell When Your Cookies Are Done

It can be a little tricky to tell when the pumpkin cookies are done. You don’t want them to be under-baked and raw. You don’t want them to be over-baked and too dry.

For me, about 14 minutes of cooking time is just right. I think the easiest way to know if they are done is to do a toothpick test. Stick a toothpick into the center of a cookie and if it comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs, the cookies are done!


Easy cake mix chocolate chip pumpkin cookies

Final Thoughts

There’s no better treat during the fall than a pumpkin treat, and these lovely pumpkin spice cake cookies are nice and easy, but still delicious. If you end up trying these cookies out, let us know what you think!

Easy 2 ingredient pumpkin cookies

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pumpkin cookies with cake mix

easy pumpkin cookies recipe

Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

These easy pumpkin cookies taste just like homemade pumpkin bread! A lot faster and easier though!
4.65 / 5 ( 14 Reviews )
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Serves: 45
Adjust Servings: 45


  • Baking sheet
  • Medium bowl


  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 15 ounce can pure pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dry cake mix, pumpkin puree, and chocolate chips, just until incorporated.
  • Drop tablespoonfuls of the sticky batter onto the prepared baking sheet, at least 1 inch apart. Sprinkle a few mini chocolate chips over the top of each, if desired.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cookie comes out clean or with only a few moist crumbs. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on the pan for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the dry cake mix, pumpkin puree, and chocolate chips, just until incorporated.
  • Drop tablespoonful or so of the sticky batter onto a sprayed piece of parchment paper or silicone liner inside the air fryer basket.
  • Cook at 330°F/176°C for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the basket, cook remaining cookie batter, then enjoy!
  • Tip: If you just want to enjoy a couple of cookie, cut the recipe in half or even in fourths and cook up cookies whenever you want! Store leftover ingredients in an air tight container.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 77mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g

Ingredients: Cake Mix, Chocolate Chips, Pumpkin
Meal Type: Desserts, #StayHome, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Cookies and Treats, Oven

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