Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies:
Just 2 Ingredients. Really!
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies: this is the ultimate easy cake mix
cookies recipe. Yes, it’s possible to make homemade cookies with just 2 (yes,
Flavorings in the spice cake mix combined with canned
pumpkin give these drop cookies the taste of pumpkin pie in a soft, cakey
Mix them, drop them, and bake them as rounded – or take two additional
steps to make them look even better: 1. Make flattened cookies rather than
rounded cookies. Flattened cookies bake more evenly and take just one
additional step. 2. Glaze the cookies. It’s easy to do and it sure looks
But however you decide these cookies should look, they are
Prep time: 5 minutes (or less)
Bake time: 9-10 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
1 box (18 ounces) spice cake mix, any brand
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 ounces vanilla candy coating or white chocolate baking bar
Directions for Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Line baking sheets with parchment
paper. Set them aside.
- Place cake mix and pumpkin in a medium mixing bowl. Use a
large spoon to combine the ingredients by hand, scraping the bowl regularly.
Mix until the cake mix has been absorbed. The cookie dough will be thick and
- Use a cookie scoop, teaspoon, or ice cream scoop to form the
dough into round, scant 1-inch balls. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets
2 inches apart.
- Optional: for flat rather than mounded cookies, combine
granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Dip the bottom of a drinking
glass into the cinnamon-sugar mixture, and then press each cookie surface lightly.
Repeat for each cookie.
- Bake cookies for 9-10 minutes, one baking sheet at a time,
until cookies are set. Remove cookie sheets from the oven. Allow cookies to sit
for 1 minute before using a spatula to transfer them to a wire rack. Cool
- Optional: to glaze cookies, first melt the candy coating or
baking bar. Place it in a Ziploc sandwich bag and microwave it for 10-20
seconds. Remove the bag and massage it to make sure glaze has melted. Work
glaze down to one corner of the bag. With a scissors, cut ¼ inch off the corner
of the bag. Pipe glaze over cookies in a diagonal pattern. The glaze will set
in a few minutes.
- Store cookies in an airtight container using waxed paper or
parchment paper to separate layers.
Special Baking Tips
for Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
You can use any brand of cake mix to make the cookies.
You can combine cookie ingredients with an electric mixer on
medium speed rather than with a large spoon but to be honest, mixing them by
hand will take only 30 seconds.
If you make rounded cookies, add 1-2 minutes of baking time.
Get more easy recipes on our Cake Mix Cookies Recipe Pinterest board.
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