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Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

Best pumpkin cookies with cake mix are here! Just 5 ingredients necessary, and takes only 5 minutes to prep. Use yellow or spice cake mix and chocolate chips for the ultimate YUM!

Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

These easy pumpkin cookies with cake mix are great. Moist and chewy, if you are looking for a simple Fall dessert this might become your new favorite treat. One of our favorite boxed cake mix recipes. (affiliate links present)

We have made cookies made with cake mix before. Boy are they good and just so easy when you are baking with kids.

  • Last time we added peanut butter for that type of treat.
  • This weekend we decided to make them with our favorite October flavor.

Use whatever type of boxed mix you have in the cupboard, but yellow or spice cake mix are best.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with cake mix

easy pumpkin cookies

If I did have a selection of every kind of variety, I would choose spice cake. It will create more Fall flavors overall. It isn’t always easy to find this type year round though, so yellow is a good alternative.

Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies

  1. Cake mix
    1. spice mix
    2. or boxed / homemade yellow cake mix can be used
  2. Vegetable oil
  3. Egg
  4. Can of pumpkin
    1. or use our homemade pumpkin puree recipe
  5. Pumpkin pie spice
  6. Semi sweet mini chocolate chips are a great add in, but optional
    1. could add dried cranberries instead like we did in our moist pumpkin bread recipe, or white chocolate chips
  7. Vanilla or cream cheese frosting could be spread on top, but optional

Baking sheet with parchment paper and a large bowl will be needed to make these.

cake mix cookie recipe

Here are a few questions you might have before you get going on these:

How do I thicken a cake mix for cookies?

An egg does the trick. You could add a box of pudding mix too if you wanted. The biggest difference is the amount of liquid added is much less.

What else can you do with cake mix?

Of course you can make a small batch of cupcakes with it, we have made the best mug cake too before. Add peanut butter and make a batch of cake mix brownies some time too!

We have even made 2 ingredient pumpkin muffins that are out of this world.

What can you make with pumpkin?

A whole lot of things!! Our favorite is this pumpkin monkey bread, or add some veggies into these pumpkin zucchini muffins.

Unlike completely homemade cookies, there is no need for two bowls. You can make this pumpkin cookie recipe in less than 15 minutes flat really.

Since all of the dry ingredients are already combined in the box, you just have to add all of the wet to it.

pumpkin cookies

Throw the batter together, preheat the oven, spoon it on to a baking mat and bake!!

I like small/medium sized scoops with an 8 minute baking time. The key is to undercook them a bit and allow them to cool on the sheet.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

  1. Preheat

    First preheat oven to 350 degrees F

  2. Mix

    In a bowl combine cake mix pumpkin, egg and oil. Mix until smooth.
    Fold in pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts gently.

    Lightly spray baking sheet with non stick spray, or line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper on top.

  3. Bake

    Scoop a heaping tbsp. of batter up with a spoon and put on cookie sheet. Leave space in between for them to spread out a bit.
    Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on how large they are.

  4. How to keep cookies moist

    Take out once edges are lightly browned and have firmed up. To create really moist cookies, take out when middle still looks a little bit wet.

    Keep on cookie sheet, on top of a cooling rack, until completely cool before removing.

If you’re looking for a new family favorite pumpkin dessert recipe that takes only about 20 minutes total, these are it. If you really love them then make a double batch and store the other half! I love doing that.

pumpkin cake mix cookies

What is the best way to store cookies to keep them fresh?

It is always best to keep cookies moist by placing them into a freezer bag with all of the air removed. Some like to go a step further and put a small piece of bread inside as well. The moisture from the bread will help more.

How long will pumpkin cookies last?

If stored on the countertop properly they will be find for up to 3 days. If not consumed by then it is best to store them instead. They will stay moist longer that way. Wrap them in plastic wrap, then in aluminum foil.

Pumpkin cookies with cake mix

What should you try next? We love cake mix gingerbread cookies for sure. There are lots of other pumpkin recipes here on The Typical Mom blog. Our pumpkin angel food cake is pretty special.

Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

Yes these are perfect for Halloween and/or Thanksgiving, but we have another cake mix cookie for Christmas time!! Wanna’ try those too? They’re crinkle cookies and can be made in any colors you like really.

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You can print recipe below and keep it inside your recipe box. OR just come back and “see us” when you want to make another batch. They’re quick and easy and now you can enjoy your favorite Fall flavors all year long!

If you add something else, other than what we suggested inside, let us know! We’d love to try your combination of add ins too sometime.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, chocolate chip, cookies, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 121kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a bowl combine cake mix pumpkin, egg and oil. Mix until smooth.
  • Fold in pumpkin pie spice and chocolate chips gently.
  • Lightly spray baking sheet with non stick spray, or lay a piece of parchment paper on top.
  • Scoop a heaping tbsp. of batter up with a spoon and put on cookie sheet. Leave space in between for them to spread out a bit.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes depending on how large they are. Take out once edges are lightly browned and have firmed up. To create moist cookies, take out when middle still looks a little bit wet. Keep on cookie sheet until completely cool before removing.

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Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 22IU0%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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