These 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies with cake mix may just be one of the easiest fall recipes ever! Made with just a few simple ingredients, including spice cake mix and pumpkin puree, these delicious cookies will be a big hit with all pumpkin lovers everywhere!
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With the fall season just around the corner, pumpkin recipes are in high demand. In our house, we’re all about the pumpkin desserts and have made everything from pumpkin whoopie pies to parfaits. However, our new favorite fall dessert may just be these pumpkin cookies with cake mix!
I’ve been a little obsessed with cake mix cookies since the first time I made them anyway. They’re so easy and I thought it would be fun to try a pumpkin flavor version.
Why we love these pumpkin cookies
I don’t know if I love these cookies more because they taste so delish or because they’re so simple to make…I think it must be a combination of both! There’s really not much to this ingredient list (I guess that’s why they’re called 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies, right?).
All you need is a box of spice cake mix, a can of pumpkin puree and an egg. If you like, you can also sprinkle a little sugar over the top.
How to make pumpkin cookies with 3 ingredients
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Combine a large egg, cake mix and pumpkin puree in a large mixing bowl. Mix well using a spoon or with an electric mixer set to medium speed
Step 3: Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop 1.5 tablespoons of cookie dough onto your prepared baking sheet.
Step 4: Spray the back of a large spoon or measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray. Use it to flatten the cookies. You may need to spray the spoon several times during this process.
Step 5: If you want to add a little extra sweetness, sprinkle the cookies lightly with sugar. Place baking sheet in the oven.
Step 6: Bake 9-12 minutes. Cookies will be soft and springy when ready.
Serve these delicious pumpkin cookies fresh from the oven or cool on a wire rack and save for later. Just make sure you grab one before they all disappear!
What is pumpkin puree?
Pumpkin puree is just a fancier name for canned pumpkin. They are both the same thing so if it doesn’t say pumpkin puree on the can, you’re still good to go. Don’t make the mistake of buying pumpkin pie filling though…that’s completely different.
What if I don’t have pumpkin puree?
You can still make these cookies, even without pumpkin puree. You’ll just get a more cake-like texture but they’ll still be delicious.
How do you store pumpkin cookies?
You can keep these cookies for up to 4-5 days if you store them in an airtight container at room temperature. If you’re stacking them, start with a single layer and lay a piece of parchment paper over the cookies before you add the next layer. This will keep them from sticking together.
The puree makes these cookies soft and moist, which is what makes them taste so good. It’s pretty much the perfect fall dessert recipe!
It’s also a great recipe for cookie swaps or to give as gifts to friends, co-workers or anyone else who deserves a sweet treat!
- Preheat oven to 350° and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine egg, cake mix and pumpkin puree in a large bowl. Mix well using a spoon or mixer.
- Use1.5 Tbsp cookie scoop to scoop cookie balls onto the lined baking sheet.
- Spray the back of a large spoon with non-stick cooking spray. Use it to flatten the cookies. You may need to spray the spoon several times during this process.
- If you want to add a little extra sweetness, sprinkle the cookies lightly with sugar. Place baking sheet in the oven.
- Bake 9-12 minutes. Cookies will be soft and springy when ready.
- Serve fresh from the oven or let cool on a cooling rack for later.
Because the cookie dough is so sticky, it's best to use a cookie scoop when scooping the mixture onto the baking sheet.
Be sure to buy pumpkin puree (the same as canned pumpkin) and NOT pumpkin pie mix.
These homemade pumpkin cookies are the perfect cookie recipe for pumpkin season, don’t you think? Next time I’m trying it with some chocolate chips thrown in too!