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Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

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Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix are super fun and simple way to bring in the Fall weather. With ingredients that will fill your whole house with an amazing aroma to the soft and chewy texture, you will have this tasty recipe made in no time for the perfect Fall treat.

A cookie with a bite taken out of it.

Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

Pumpkin Cookies are the single best way to start off this brisk and chilly weather ahead of us. These cookies are simple due to the fact that they use cake mix which will help speed up the baking process, by cutting out a few extra steps. End your day with a delicious treat or bring it along to a party to serve to guests. If simple is what you look for, then be sure to go ahead and give these Cake Mix Cookies (3 ways) or these Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies a try.

Ingredients

  • Cake Mix– You can use the Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix.
  • Eggs– Use these at room temperature.
  • Pumpkin Puree– Be sure to use the puree and not the pumpkin filling.
  • Vanilla– Use pure vanilla for the best flavoring.
  • Cream Cheese– Use full-fat cream cheese softened or at room temperature.
  • Butter– Use unsalted to control the amount of salt in the recipe.
  • Powdered Sugar– This sugar is best for homemade frosting.
  • Cinnamon– This will be used for additional flavoring.

How to Make Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

To start, set the oven to 350 degrees.

First, add the cake mix, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl and combine using a fork, hand, or stand mixer.

Combining the ingredients.

Secondly, using a cookie scoop, add a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough onto a prepared sheet lined with parchment paper, about 2 inches apart. The cookie dough should appear wet and sticky.

Adding the dough balls onto the sheet pans.

Thirdly, use your hands to carefully pat down the cookie dough balls. (rolling pin is not needed)

Next, place the cookies into the oven for 9-10 minutes.

In addition, take the cookies out of the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool.

The cookies cooling on the pan.

Frosting:

First, add the cream cheese and butter into a medium-sized mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to combine at low speed until there are no clumps.

Combining the butter and cream cheese.

Next, pour in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and combine, until fully incorporated.

Adding the powdered sugar into the icing.

Finally, use a spoon to add the frosting on top of the cookies and top with the rest of the cinnamon if desired.

The cookies topped with cinnamon.

Serve and Enjoy!

A hand holding one of the cookies.

What are cake mix cookies?

Cake Mix Cookies are exactly as it sounds. This cookie recipe is a quick one that uses cake mix as the main ingredient. The cake mix will not only help with texture and flavor but will make the preparation of this recipe so much faster.

How to store?

You will want to store the recipe in an air-tight container. Be sure to place the recipe into the fridge or freezer. Storing in the fridge or freezer will extend the shelf life compared to storing at room temperature which will need to be eaten immediately due to the cream cheese in the recipe.

Two cookies stacked on top of each other.

More Cake Mix Recipes:

Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix

Published By Jill
Pumpkin Cookies with Cake Mix are super fun and simple way to bring in the Fall weather. With ingredients that will fill your whole house with an amazing aroma to the soft and chewy texture, you will have this tasty recipe made in no time for the perfect Fall treat.
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Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 20 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box spice cake mix I used Duncan Hines
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces full-fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered/confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, pumpkin puree, and vanilla and mix well with a fork (or you could use a hand or stand mixer).
  • Create heaping 1 tablespoon cookie dough balls with a cookie scoop or spoon and place them about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper (dough will be wet and sticky).
  • Gently pat down the cookie dough balls (but no need to roll them into a ball).
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • While the cookies cool, make the frosting.
  • Using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter together on low in a medium-sized mixing bowl until there are no clumps.
  • Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and beat well.
  • Spoon frosting onto cookies and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon (optional).

Notes

For a less “cake” like a cookie, use only 1 egg. 
For the frosting, if the butter and cream cheese are not soft, microwave in 10-second increments, but do not melt. 
Additional cinnamon for garnishing is optional. 
Could use a powdered sugar glaze instead of cream cheese frosting. 
Best served hot out of the oven!
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