Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

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Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin season is officially in full swing, and that means it’s time to start baking! These delicious cake mix pumpkin cookies are the perfect way to get into the autumn spirit. They’re quick and easy to make, and they taste amazing. Plus, they’re a great way to use up any leftover pumpkin puree from Thanksgiving.

If you are looking for a really great recipe for pumpkin cookies that are made completely from scratch, allow me to redirect you to my very favorite homemade recipe or these Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Those recipes are hard to beat, I’ll admit. But sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy for a from-scratch recipe, and that’s when this cake mix-based recipe really comes in handy.

I also love how customizable cake mix recipes are. Swap out the flavors and make lots of Pumpkin Cookie variations (imagine: chocolate, butter pecan, spice…)! So what are you waiting for? Grab your ingredients and get baking!

3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix 
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (omit if using a spice cake mix)
3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix together the cake mix (recommended substitutes for eggs), pumpkin purée, and if desired: pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with your palm (wet your fingers to keep the dough from sticking to your hands). Repeat with the remaining dough, placing the dough 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  4. Press a few chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack for cooling.
3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Tip: The finished cookie dough will be thick and sticky. Be sure to rinse your spoon with water between scoops so the cookies will bake evenly!

Tip: Want to make these pumpkin cookies even more festive? Add some chopped nuts to the dough along with the chocolate chips.

3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

3-Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Yield: 18

This simple recipe for 3-Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies starts with a cake mix and is so easy. You can even use a gluten free cake mix to make GLUTEN FREE Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix 
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (omit if using a spice cake mix)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix together the cake mix, pumpkin purée, and if desired: pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips.
  3. Scoop the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with your palm (wet your fingers to keep the dough from sticking to your hands). Repeat with the remaining dough, placing the dough 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  4. Press a few chocolate chips onto the top of each cookie.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack for cooling.

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3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

3-ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

So there you have it- the easiest pumpkin cookie recipe ever. No need to fuss with a bunch of ingredients, just use a cake mix and some canned pumpkin. And trust me, no one will ever guess how easy they are to make. Enjoy!

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