Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Cake Mix)

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Cake Mix) created by DianaEatingRichly

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.

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ingredients

  • 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)

directions

  • 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.
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"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."

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  1. lanawright2
    I have been using this recipe for years to make mini muffins. Can’t wait to try making cookies.
  2. samuel
    Very easy to make. My only complaint was that it was difficult to tell when they were done. They were a big hit with the grandkids. Thanks for sharing.
  3. DianaEatingRichly
    Hard to know when they're done, but 8 minutes was about right for us. Added cranberries and pecans which were nice for additional autumn flavors. These were more of a dense muffin then a cookie. But they're good and we like them.
  4. DianaEatingRichly
    Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Cake Mix) Created by DianaEatingRichly
  5. DianaEatingRichly
    Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Cake Mix) Created by DianaEatingRichly
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