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Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Spice cake mix is the perfect base for these delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. The spices in the cake mix give the cookies a warm and fragrant flavor, while the pumpkin adds moistness and richness. With just a few ingredients, the result is a soft and chewy cookie that is studded with melty chocolate chips. These cookies are sure to become an autumn favorite!

Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on a baking sheet.

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Below you will find tips, tricks and helpful hints for making this recipe including step by step instructions with pictures. If you would like to go directly to the recipe, scroll down to the recipe card.

Why You’ll Love These Pumpkin Cookies

A spice cake mix is a great way to make a shortcut pumpkin cake recipe. But, you can also use it to make the most delicious and moist pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

These cookies are super easy to make and are a quick and easy way to get your pumpkin fix during the fall season! The addition of a box of spice cake mix adds a unique twist to the traditional pumpkin cookie. Plus, who can resist melty chocolate chips?

In less than 20 minutes, you will have delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies to enjoy and share with your friends and family. These cookies are definitely one of my favorite pumpkin desserts!

Spice cake mix pumpkin cookie dough in a cookie scoop.

Ingredients for Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Pumpkin Puree: I used Libby’s real pumpkin puree. Make sure it is pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling mix. You will need one can of pumpkin puree.

Egg: Adding an egg to the cookie dough helps to bind the ingredients together when baking.

Vanilla Extract: I add vanilla extract to almost all baked goods. The addition of vanilla in this recipe helps enhance the flavor.

Ingredients for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies with a Spice Cake Mix.

Spice Cake Mix: This can be found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store. You can use Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, or even a store brand.

Pumpkin Pie Spice: I love pumpkin spice, so I added a little bit to enhance these cookies. The spice cake mix already adds similar spice, so feel free to omit the extra pumpkin spice to suit your taste.

Chocolate Chips: Use your favorite variety of chocolate chips. Milk chocolate, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate will all work well in this spice cake recipe.

How to Make Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies

[1] In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla extract.

We ingredients for pumpkin cookies in a glass bowl.

[2] Add the extra pumpkin spice and the spiced cake mix to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.

A spice cake mix mixed with pumpkin to make cookies.

[3] Gently stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough in a glass bowl.

[4] Use a cookie scoop to measure the dough and drop the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.

[5] Bake in a preheated oven set to 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, then remove and allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

How Many Cookies Will This Recipe Make?

The amount will depend on what size cookie scoop you use. With a two-tablespoon cookie scoop, this recipe made 38 cookies.

How to Store Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

With other types of cookies, you want to use an airtight container for storage. Pumpkin cookies have a lot of moisture, so storing them in an airtight container will make them sticky.

Store these cookies at room temperature, lightly covered with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between layers.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

How to Make the Cookies More Flat

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies do not flatten or spread out when baked, so if you desire a flatter cookie, spray the bottom of a glass with nonstick cooking spray and press down the dough before baking.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you freeze these cake mix cookies?

Yes, these cookies can be frozen. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until solid. Transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Allow the cookies to thaw before serving.

Can I use different boxed cake mix instead of spice cake mix?

You can try using a box of yellow cake mix, but the flavor will be slightly different. You may also want to omit the extra pumpkin spice in the recipe if using yellow cake mix.

Can I use homemade pumpkin puree instead of canned?

Yes, you can definitely use homemade pumpkin puree in this recipe. Make sure it is a thick and smooth puree.

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet.

Can I make these cookies gluten-free?

You can try using a gluten-free cake mix and make sure all of the other ingredients are also certified gluten-free. However, I have not tested this recipe with gluten-free substitutes, so results may vary.

Final Thoughts

I hope you have enjoyed this Spice Cake Mix recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. It is such an easy recipe to follow and would be great to make with kids.

Hopefully this becomes one of your favorite recipes as well. Make sure to scroll down below for the full printable recipe. If you make them, please leave a rating and a comment below. I would love to hear what you think!

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a cooling rack.

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Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on a baking sheet.

Spice Cake Mix Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yield: 38s
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Spice cake mix is the perfect base for these delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. The spices in the cake mix give the cookies a warm and fragrant flavor, while the pumpkin adds moistness and richness. With just a few ingredients, the result is a soft and chewy cookie that is studded with melty chocolate chips. These cookies are sure to become an autumn favorite!

Ingredients

  • 1 Can (15 ounces) Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Spice, if desired
  • 1 Bag of Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  2. Add the extra pumpkin spice and the spiced cake mix to the wet ingredients and stir until combined.
  3. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be sticky.
  4. Use a cookie scoop to measure the dough and drop the cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven set to 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes, then remove and allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 38 Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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