Recipe by 4Susan
In a hurry? Cake mix and canned pumpkin - that's it! Amazingly simple and they taste wonderful -honestly they're great! Moist and chewy inside, slightly crispy outside. There are other cake mix cookie recipes on Zarr and they're all very good, but this one is my family's favorite. Beginner and experienced chefs can all appreciate the ease of this recipe, plus they sell quickly at bake sales, and children love them.
Top Review by kathy the sometime cook
One other tip....dip a dampened glass bottom in sugar and flatten the tops a bit...gives a nice "crinkle" look to the finished cookie. Other wise, they pretty much look like they did before you baked them..however misshappen that might have been!
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
- 1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin (the small can)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) or 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
- 1 cup cream cheese frosting (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Spray cookie sheets lightly with vegetable spray (Pam).
- In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and pumpkin with a fork or mixer until well blended; stir in nuts or raisins, if desired.
- Drop by large rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet; they don't flatten out much so however you place them on the sheet is pretty much how they'll look after baking.
- Bake for 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.
- Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for up to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Frost, if desired.
- How many cookies you get depends on how large you make them of course - just increase your baking time if making larger cookies (it's truly difficult to burn these, but they will get crispier & less moist); Mine, made with a medium size cookie scoop, take 13-15 minutes to bake and yield about 3 dozen.