Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

5 / 5 (2 reviews)

easy pumpkin cookies with cake mix

Make these easy 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.

cake mix easy pumpkin cookies

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

The cookies puff up while baking, but only spread a little bit. So I like squeeze about 20 cookies onto one baking sheet.

Also, a cookie scoop is super helpful for portioning out the sticky cookie dough! If you don’t have one, definitely get one! Silicone baking mats are great too. The cookies come off the pan easily and the mats can be used hundreds of times!

easy 2 ingredient pumpkin bread cookies with cake mix

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 2 ingredient pumpkin cookies recipe

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Easy cake mix pumpkin cookies recipe

Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 12 mins
Yield: 45 small cookies | Serves: 45

Ingredients

  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the dry cake mix, pumpkin puree, and chocolate chips, just until incorporated.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Ingredients: Cake Mix, Chocolate, Chocolate Chips, Pumpkin
Meal Type: Desserts, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Cakes and Cupcakes, Cookies and Treats, Oven

Comments & Reviews

  • karen

    those look yummy! i wonder if they could be made with a yellow cake mix and add the spices on your own? i dont have a spice cake mix on hand.

    • Kearna

      I don’t see why not! That is a great idea!

    • Michele

      I use yellow cake mix and I also omit the brown sugar. They’re plenty sweet with out the added sugar. They’re SOOO good!

      To ease the mixing, I put the pumpkin in the mixing bowl 1st…then slowly mix in cake mix. If you dump all at once, it’s hard to mix.

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