Cake Mix Spice Cookies with Pumpkin

Monday, November 7, 2011
In a hurry this holiday season? Try this easy cake mix recipe adapted from our local supermarket. The bakery girl told me it was two ingredients the cake mix and pumpkin. I adapted it adding the chocolate, spices and frosting. A huge hit at the office and the family just loved them, so easy for anyone to make these.

Soft Pumpkin Cookies... moist, cake-like cookies that are a perfect treat for Autumn and holiday gatherings! Here's the recipe! Enjoy.....

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Cake Mix Spice Cookies with Pumpkin

1  cake mix any flavor I used a package spice cake mix

1 egg

1 (15 ounces) can solid pack pumpkin or 1- 3/4 cups fresh pumpkin puree

Optional: 1 cup chocolate chips ( I had some many candy bars left over from Halloween I just cut up and did chunks of chocolate in these)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice or pumpkin pie spice


canned cream cheese frosting

(If you like walnuts or prefer raisins to chocolate this an alternative as well)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Parchment lined cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, stir together the cake mix, egg. spices and pumpkin until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls or a melon ball scooper onto the prepared cookie sheet.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost with canned cream cheese frosting.

For the homemade frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup Whipped cream cheese

Heavy cream to make a medium thickness

Mix until desired thickness adding more cream for the thinner frosting.


  1. What a great idea :) These cookies look delicious so soft and spicy. I like them very much. Bye, have a good week

  2. Dont you love a cream cheese frosting?Just perfect finish to this delicious cookie;)

  3. These are really good! I make them without the egg, SO yummy!

  4. I love cakey cookies and these look so big and fluffy. Nice touch with that delicious frosting. Yum! Have a good day Claudia!

  5. Wow ! These look really beautiful & the frosting is making the cookies simply delightful.

  6. Dear Claudia, Easy and delicious is a perfect combination. Have a wonderful evening my friend. Blessings, Catherine xo

  7. Pumpkin and spice cake = pure deliciousness. Inspired, Claudia!

  8. Looks absolutely delish. Love the pictures too.

  9. I love cake mix cookies! :) This combo topped with the frosting sounds wonderful!

  10. Yum Yum! Cream cheese frosting. My favorite!

  11. Delicious! Yeah, awesome cream cheese frosting!

  12. I love when recipes have tasty shortcuts! Thanks!

  13. love the cream cheese frosting. cookies look so delicious!

  14. These look and sound delicious. My family would love them. I love that they are so easy to do. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  15. These look super delicious! I love how simple and easy they are, perfect when you're in a rush this holiday season and you need something quick! Thanks for sharing, God Bless!

  16. Mmmmmmm....these look fabulous, Claudia! Who could resist the combination of pumpkin and cream cheese frosting??? Not me!

  17. Looks delicious Claudia! I love shortcut recipes like this!


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