Unbelievably Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

These are so easy, I'm almost embarassed to post this. Great recipe for kids to get started with baking....or just for a quick treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix cake mix, pumpkin puree, and seasonings until well blended.
  2. Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, flattening slightly.
  3. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
  4. Let cool for 5 minutes, then remove to a baking rack to finish cooling.
  5. Combine Icing ingredients, and drizzle over the top of the cooled cookies.
Most Helpful

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't really like to bake. And, I really don't like to bake cookies. But, this recipe was simple enough that I was willing to sacrifice to make it. Besides...pumpkin spice? What can be wrong about that? LOL I tackled the recipe late one Sunday evening to satisfy a craving. I wasn't so thrilled with the cookies that night. They seemed dry and lacking a little in flavor. HOWEVER, the next morning, after sealed overnight in a rubbermaid container, the cookies really seemed to come into their own. They were dense, but moist; the spices came to life with the pumpkin flavor; they were very good with my coffee. They were everything that I like my cakey cookies to be. I will probably make these again to satisfy my sweet tooth, but I won't be baking them at 10pm at night again. LOL

Ms B. December 03, 2007

Good cookies, especially for kids to make. I only had yellow cake mix on hand so was a little bland. I through in chopped walnuts and extra spices and it was nice!

Donna from Las Vegas July 20, 2007

Made these to take to a football get together and everyone complimented them! They're easy to make, that's for sure. I followed the recipe exactly, but I only made 2 dozen cookies. I used the rest of the batter to make some eggless pumpkin muffins and they turned out great, too! Don't skip the icing; it really enhances the flavor of these cookies! I agree with the other reviewer that these are best after they have cooled completely. Thanks for posting these, Elissa. I'm glad you weren't too embarrased!

Soup Fly * November 18, 2006