These Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft, cakey and perfect for fall baking. And you only need 5 ingredients to make them!
The kids are on fall break this week, and in between driving them to and from friends’ houses and just spending time together, I’m also trying to squeeze in some fall baking. The only problem is that after running around all day, I don’t always have a lot of energy left for spending time in the kitchen. Problems, problems!
So today, I took the easy way out, and I whipped up a batch of cake mix pumpkin spice cookies. When you make cookies from a cake mix, you save a lot of time since you don’t have to measure everything. But, you still end up with a bunch of soft, warm and very delicious cookies.
It’s a win-win situation!
For these cookies, I used a spice cake mix. And actually, I made a couple of batches before they turned out the way I wanted them to. The first time, I used a whole can of pumpkin, which was too much.
The taste was good, but the cookies were way too soft and cake-like. They were done, but it was almost like eating a muffin that was shaped like a cookie. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I just wanted the cookies to be firmer.
So the second time around, I only used half a can, or about one cup of pumpkin. And this, my friends, is truly the right amount! The cookies are still soft, but they’re also firm enough to be called a cookie.
I usually add a little bit of milk when I make cookies from cake mix, but we were out. The Hubs only ran to the store twice last night, so I’m not sure how this happened, but it did.
So, instead of using milk, I used pumpkin spice coffee creamer, instead!
How to Make Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 box spice cake mix
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin not pumpkin pie filing
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice flavored creamer or milk
- 1 egg
- 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large mixing bowl, add the egg, and beat slightly
- Stir in the cake mix, pumpkin and coffee creamer, and mix until well combined and smooth
- Stir in the chocolate chips
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet
- Bake for 12 minutes
- Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly, then cool completely on wire rack
These pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies did not last long at all in our house! The kids just loved them, and I couldn’t help nibbling on one or two of them, myself.
So if you’re looking for an easy pumpkin recipe, try this one. I think you’ll like it.