Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Cake Mix)

Recipe by GeeWhiz
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 36 cookies


  • 1
    (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 1
    (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin (the small can)
  • 1
    1 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1
    cup cream cheese frosting (optional)


  • 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.