These Easy Soft Pumpkin Cookies are bound to become a fall family favorite! Simple pumpkin cookies made with spice cake mix, pumpkin puree, and oats.
3 ingredient pumpkin cookies
These cookies are as easy as it comes. And they taste just like everything you want in the Fall. I know, a tall order.
These cookies, like the Brown Sugar Pumpkin Pie Truffles from last week, use a recipe technique that is beyond genius. (In case it’s new to you, it is not my original idea) You add pumpkin to carrot or spice cake mix and bake. Somehow it magically turns into delicious baked goods without eggs, water, oil, really anything else.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE PUMPKIN COOKIES WITH SPICE CAKE MIX:
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1 can pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup oats or chocolate chips, your choice
DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING PUMPKIN COOKIES WITH SPICE CAKE MIX:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix all three ingredients in your stand mixer.
- Drop spoonfuls onto a prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean.
- Allow to cool, top with powdered sugar and cinnamon.
For this reason, it is perfect for baking with little ones. In fact, it requires zero measuring. Dump and bake. Or something more eloquent.
handy tools to make these easy soft pumpkin cookies:
I added oats for texture, but that’s just my preference. You could also try chocolate chips or
raisins butterscotch chips.
Then drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake until done in the center. They are fool-proof. Even baked all the way through, they stay dense and soft after cooling off. They are amazing.
And so easy to pop in your mouth. Top with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and cinnamon. Keeping this powdered sugar sifter near your baking supplies will make topping these, and any cookies, super easy!
You can really go all out by topping them with cream cheese frosting. You could try this recipe here, or use canned, like I did this weekend. #notashamed
How do you make pumpkin cookies vegan?
Basically you substitute butter for vegan butter and you are good to go! Here is a tasty recipe for Vegan Pumpkin Cookies.
How do you make healthy pumpkin cookies?
I came across this recipe for Healthy Pumpkin Cookies that are both grain free and gluten free. Plus they have a maple frosting!
Cream cheese frosting recipe for pumpkin cookies?
Cream cheese frosting is very simple and is just a combination of cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. I like the recipe from Taste of Home.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 160mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 11g Protein: 1g