These light and fluffy pumpkin cookies with cake mix are one of our favorite fall flavor combinations. The spice cake mix in this recipe adds a little something extra to the pumpkin cookies and the chocolate chips make them hard to resist!
Why these cake mix pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are awesome
This recipe combines a spice cake mix with a can of pumpkin and chocolate chips. The result is a spiced easy pumpkin cookie that tastes unmistakably homemade. The spice cake mix makes soft pumpkin cookies that can be served with cream cheese frosting.
- Spice cake mix - the fall spices pair perfectly with the pumpkin
- Canned pumpkin - not the same as pumpkin pie filling
- Chocolate chips - for added sweetness and texture
- Pumpkin pie spice - adds a delightful fall flavor
- Cooking spray
Instructions to make pumpkin cake mix cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Pour the box of spice cake mix into a large bowl and add the pumpkin pie spice. If you don't have pumpkin pie spice you can make your own.
Pumpkin pie spice recipe (makes 3 teaspoons, but you only need ½ teaspoon for this recipe)
Mix the following ingredients together in a small bowl:
1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
That's it! Now you have your own pumpkin pie spice.
Next, add the can of pumpkin puree to the bowl.
Stir to combine until all the cake mix has been blended.
Now it's time to add the chocolate chips. I used milk chocolate chips, but semi sweet would work as well.
Stir to incorporate the chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
Line a cookie sheet or baking sheet with parchment paper or you can also use a silicone baking mat. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto the cookie sheet. You can also use a small cookie scoop and scoop spoonfuls of the dough onto the pan.
Now it is time to flatten the cookies a bit. The cookies on the baking pan will be sticky, so spray the bottom of a glass with cooking spray and use it to press the dough down in the pan.
Bake for 15-18 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Cook time on ovens varies so keep an eye on them at the 15 minute mark.
When the cookies come out of the oven, leave them on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes so they can firm up a bit. Then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
This 4 ingredient pumpkin cookies recipe gets its delicious flavor from pumpkin spice cake mix.
You'll love these moist pumpkin spice cookies made with a spice cake mix, pumpkin and chocolate chips. They have a delicious soft and chewy texture.
Pumpkin Cookies with Spice Cake Mix
- 1 box spice cake mix 15.25 oz
- 1 can pumpkin 15 oz
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- cooking spray
- Pour the box of spice cake mix with the pumpkin pie spice in a large bowl.
- Add the can of pumpkin puree to the bowl.
- Stir to combine until all the cake mix has been blended.
- Stir to incorporate the chocolate chips into the cookie batter.
- Line a cookie sheet or baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop rounded tablespoons of the dough onto the cookie sheet.
- To flatten the cookies, spray the bottom of a glass with cooking spray and use it to press the dough down in the pan.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
- When the cookies come out of the oven, leave them on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes so they can firm up a bit. Then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
- Optional: frost with cream cheese or vanilla frosting
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
You can store these cookies in air-tight container on the counter for 3 days, or in the refrigerator for 5 days. If you'd like to freeze these cookies, place them between layers of wax paper before freezing. They can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Yes! These cookies are wonderful with a cream cheese or vanilla frosting.
These would be wonderful with chopped walnuts or pecans. Raisins or white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate work well too.
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Soooo easy ...good with chocolate chips
Easy , quick and delicious !!will make again and again
Have made a few times and always are a hit! Perfect beginning of Fall treat!
A perfect pumpkin treat! Made these for a family reunion yesterday and they went by so fast!!! I had a box of spice cake, pumpkin pie filling and a container of cream cheese frosting in my pantry and was wondering what I could make with them, that is when I found your quick tip for this awesome recipe!! I forgot to put the pumpkin spice in the mix so I just sprinkled on top of the frosting as a garnish! Super delicious!! Thank you!
Love this shortcut for making pumpkin cookies at home!! They turned out great, and this recipe was so simple my 8 year old could make it on her own! Win!
I love how fast and easy this was to make! My niece loved making these with me and my house smelled so good!
Cake mix cookies are so convenient, and I'm always looking for great pumpkin recipes like this one this time of year. Can't wait to make these pumpkin cookies!
Love it that this recipe allows me to use the cake box mix! Makes it way easier to make. They turned out amazing, cant wait to make them again!
Perfect pumpkin recipe - just in time for Thankgiving. I cant wait to make it!