Easy Pumpkin Cookies

So, you’ve got leftover canned pumpkin and you’re not quite sure what to do with it? Well, you’re in luck because I’ve got the easiest recipe for pumpkin cake mix cookies! So, roll up your sleeves – you’ve got some baking to do!
 I can't get over how easy these pumpkin cookies are to make! Just 4 simple ingredients and 25 minutes of your time then, BAM! You've got pumpkin cookies that the entire family will surely love! #pumpkincookies

Move over pumpkin pie, there’s a new dessert in town!

It’s fall! And, you know what that means? All things pumpkin! You’re probably already stocking up on cans as I type this, aren’t ya?!

With Thanksgiving creeping up, I know that I will often find myself with leftover cans of pumpkin. No, I’m not talking about pumpkin pie filling, but the real deal – delicious, flavorful pumpkin puree that’s full of possibilities.

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies

So, what’s one to do with all that leftover pumpkin? Well, there are tons of options and, today, I’m here to share one of the easiest ones:

Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies!

All it takes is 4 ingredients (that you likely have in your pantry) to whip-up these delicious, sure-fire treats.

Pumpkin cookies may sound intimidating but, I promise, you’ll be able to make a batch in no time (and, with minimal mess – score for mama!). The kids will love baking these with you, which is always a plus.

When it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, I’m always a hot mess. Since dessert is my forte, I usually prioritize (and stress over) the main meals. That, in turn, leaves me little time for the sweet stuff. But, since these pumpkin cookies are such a breeze to make, I’ll definitely turn to them this holiday season.

So, what are we all waiting for?! Time for the recipe!!

Here's our step-by-step instructions on how to make the most delicious pumpkin cookies. And you know what's even better? All it takes is 4 ingredients to whip-up these delicious treats! #pumpkincookies

How to Make the Easiest Pumpkin Cookies

So, What Ingredients Are Needed?

Glad you asked! All it takes for my version of pumpkin cookies are:

  • Cake mix (I used half the bag, which is normally 1 ½ cups’ worth)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies

And that’s it – seriously! So simple, right? Let me take a guess – you already have all the ingredients. Yes? Ok, so let’s go!

Time to Mix it Up!

Just dump the cake mix, cinnamon, and pumpkin puree into a large bowl and stir, stir, stir. At first, the batter will seem very crumby but, as you mix, everything will combine and become very smooth.

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies

The Chocolate Treatment

Fold in one cup of chocolate chips and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies

The Final Step: Baking!

Scoop the cookie batter onto a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, for about 15-18 minutes.

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies

Hint: these cookies are best served while they’re still warm – with a tall glass of milk, of course!

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies 4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies 4-ingredient pumpkin cookies that'll surely wow your guests! Time to dig in! #pumpkincookies

I hope this recipe helps solve any of your leftover canned pumpkin issues! It’s such an easy solution and ensures that no pumpkin goes to waste.

This recipe for pumpkin cookies only requires 4 ingredients, so they're super duper easy to make. And you know what? They're absolutely delicious! So full of pumpkin-goodness! #pumpkincookies
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4.91 from 10 votes

Easy Pumpkin Cookies

These pumpkin cookies are so easy to make since they only require 4 ingredients! They are the perfect treat to get your pumpkin-fix!
Servings: 12 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, cinnamon and pumpkin puree until well-combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips and mix until all ingredients are well-incorporated
  • Place the cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet using either an ice cream scoop or the "drop" method (with two spoons), about 1-2 inches apart from each other
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes on a wire rack

Have you ever made pumpkin cookies? What’s your favorite recipe that uses canned pumpkin?

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Come on, y'all: these are the most delicious pumpkin cookies you'll ever make! I still can't get over the fact that all it takes is 4 simples ingredients to make these delicious treats! #pumpkincookies


  1. I’m not a personal fan of pumpkin but my daughter loves it. I might have to surprise her and make her a batch of these cookies. It is not quite fall weather here yet. We have a few more weeks but I can’t wait for the cooler weather.

  2. I love all things fall and all things pumpkin! My birthday is November and my friends makes something like this for me every year! I always look forward to it! Come on fall!

  3. I’ve had leftover pumpkin pie mix and had no idea what to do with it in the past, I love this idea of making cookies. What a fun and delicious recipe idea these easy pumpkin cookies are!

  4. I have three 23 pounds pumpkins I need to do something with. I had planned to make canned pumpkin. I can use some of it to make these cookies!

  5. I think the kids are going to enjoy this a lot. I honestly would enjoy it much myself to be honest. Ready to dunk it in a glass of milk.

  6. I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried pumpkin cookies before. These sure look amazing. I’ll have to give this recipe a try so I can say I’ve had them. I’m sure these are going to be delicious too.

  7. 4 stars
    Oh, I love this recipe and I am so excited to make this for my kids hope they will like it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This recipe is going to be a big hit in our household! I love anything pumpkin and I’m so excited to try this recipe. I love how simple this is and especially love that I have something to make with the leftover pumpkin now! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Those look really good. I’ve never actually had pumpkin cookies before. I love pumpkin in breads and pies, so I know this is going to be awesome.

  10. We also love this cookie recipe! It makes for some delicious cookies without all the fuss of having to pre-measure stuff.

  11. This time of year is the beginning of my favorite time of year! From Fall, right into Christmas, all the awesome foods that are made and shared makes me excited to get in the kitchen. Four ingredient pumpkin cookies are just in time for the Fall season.

  12. I actually have pumpkin puree in my fridge right now from making dog treats. I love how easy these cookies are to make. These are going on my must-make list.

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