Easy Pumpkin Spice Cookies (Cake Mix)


  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can solid-pack pumpkin (the small can)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional) or 1 cup chopped pecans (optional) or 1⁄2 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 cup cream cheese frosting (optional)


1 _ Preheat oven to 350°F.

2 _ Spray cookie sheets lightly with vegetable spray (Pam).

3 _ In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and pumpkin with a fork or mixer until well blended; stir in nuts or raisins, if desired.

4 _ Drop by large rounded spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet; they don't flatten out much so however you place them on the sheet is pretty much how they'll look after baking.

5 _ Bake for 8 to 15 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.

6 _ Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for up to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

7 _ Frost, if desired.

8 _ How many cookies you get depends on how large you make them of course - just increase your baking time if making larger cookies (it's truly difficult to burn these, but they will get crispier & less moist); Mine, made with a medium size cookie scoop, take 13-15 minutes to bake and yield about 3 dozen.