Enjoy Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies with just 3 ingredients. The cookies are so soft and fluffy. Make these quick and easy cookies for all your holiday plans.

Pumpkin Cake Mix cookies stacked on top of each other and each cookie is coated in powdered sugar with more cookies laying behind it.
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Easy Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies:

Do you love all things pumpkin? We have just the recipe to try that can satisfy your pumpkin craving without much effort. Pumpkin season is something I really look forward to and these cookies are so amazing.

You are going to love how easy this is. Since the recipe calls for just 3 ingredients, it is super quick and easy. The secret is a cake mix and the entire recipe is just so simple.

I think you will love this easy pumpkin cake mix recipe. They are loaded with flavor and the perfect cookie for any occasion. Simple ingredients makes this a family favorite cookie quick and easy.

Pumpkin Cake Mix cookies stacked on top of each other and each cookie is coated in powdered sugar.

Why We Love this Recipe:

  • Simple Ingredients – These cookies only require 3 ingredients. This makes them budget friendly and the perfect holiday cookie.
  • Quick and Easy – I love to stock up on cake mixes when they go on sale. Cake Mix cookies are quick and easy and perfect for any last minute gathering.
  • Full of Pumpkin Flavor – If you love pumpkin desserts as much as we do, then you need to make this recipe. This is the easiest pumpkin cookie recipe.
Ingredients to make these pumpkin cake mix cookies

Ingredients

  • Can of Pumpkin
  • Box of Spice Cake Mix
  • Powdered Sugar

How to Make Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix:

  • Step 1 – Preheat Oven – First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mixing bowl with cake mix.

Step 2. Get out a large mixing bowl and add the cake mix (unprepared) and the can of pumpkin.

Mixing bowl with cake mix and pumpkin.

Step 3. Combine the ingredients.

Mixing bowl with mixture combine together.

Step 4. The batter will be thick but this is normal.

Mixing bowl with cookies being scooped.

Step 5. Next, scoop the dough into balls using a cookie scoop. Then roll into powdered sugar. –

Cookies dipped in powdered sugar and placed on baking sheet.

Step 6. Place the cookies on a baking sheet 2 inches apart. 

Cookies baked and cooling on baking sheet.

Step 7. Finally, bake the cookies. Then let them cool slightly on the baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack. Don’t rush this step because it can make the cookies crumble if you move them too soon.

Pumpkin cookies laying next to each other.

Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies Recipe Tips:

  • Chill Batter – If the batter is to sticky to scoop into balls, refrigerate for 30 minutes before scooping.
  • Baking Sheet – Make sure you have a good baking sheet. There are several cookie sheets on sale.
  • Cookie scoops I know I say it all the time but these are really amazing. All of your cookies will be uniform and you can make a bunch quickly.
  • Cooling Rack – If you don’t have a cooling rack, it’s time to get one! They are great for lots of recipes. The cookies need to cool on a wire rack. I promise this will get lots of use.
  • Make Pumpkin Puree – Learn how to make Pumpkin Puree. If you do a lot of baking with pumpkin, you will save a ton of money making this at home. It is super easy too.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies Variation Ideas:

  • Add Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – If you want something different, try adding a handful of chocolate chips to the batter. Kids love when I make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
  • Change the Cake Mix – Try other types of cake mix. More ideas include: yellow cake mix and white chocolate cake mix. Both of these make great substitutions for spice cake.
  • Cream Cheese – Add cream cheese frosting to the cookies. We love this recipe and it is so easy. Buttercream icing is also amazing.
  • Canned Pumpkin – Make sure to use canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling.
  • Nuts – If you want to add nuts to this cookie recipe you can. We recommend adding in walnuts, chopped pecans or sliced almonds.
  • Spices – If you want more flavor, add in pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie spice to the batter. We have even added in ground cinnamon and nutmeg for delicious flavor.
  • Cinnamon Chips – These pumpkin spice cake mix cookies would be delicious with cinnamon chips or butterscotch chips.
  • Ice the Cookies – You can top the cookies with cream cheese frosting for added flavor.
  • Cookie Sandwiches – Make a cookie sandwich with frosting in the middle. You can also add vanilla ice cream in the middle of two cookies. The layers make the perfect pumpkin cookie.
Pumpkin cookies coated with powdered sugar on parchment paper.

Can you Freeze Cake Mix Cookies?

Yes, you also easily freeze these cookies. This is the perfect recipe to double to prepare for all your holiday plans.

  • Make sure they are cool completely before freezing these treats.
  • Place them in a freezer bag or freezer container for up to 2-3 months.
  • Let the cookies defrost at room temperature and then they are ready to enjoy.
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies laying next to each other on a wooden board.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store cookies inside an airtight container. I suggest placing a layer of parchment paper in between the cookies to prevent sticking.

If you are looking for the perfect fall dessert this is the one to make.

Pumpkin cookies stacked on top of each other with a bite taken out of the top cookies.

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Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

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Enjoy Pumpkin cake mix cookies with just 3 ingredients. The cookies are so soft and fluffy. Make this in minutes!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 110

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can of pumpkin
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a medium size bowl mix together the cake mix (unprepared) and the can of pumpkin. Batter will be thick.
  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough. Roll into the powdered sugar and then place on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart. if the batter is too sticky, refrigerate for 30 minutes before scooping.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly on the sheet before moving to a cooling rack.
  • Makes 24 cookies

Nutrition Facts

Calories 110kcal, Carbohydrates 20g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 142mg, Potassium 110mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 2758IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 25mg, Iron 1mg

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