Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
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Extra Easy Pumpkin Cookies

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"These cookies are made from a cake mix, and very moist and full of flavor."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    23 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  2. Beat the pumpkin, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the cake mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves until well blended and creamy. Drop by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheets.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until tops are firm when lightly touched, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2009

Yes, it is a "cakey" cookie. However, if you want a firmer, denser (less-cakelike) cookie, substitute a stick of softened butter for the applesauce. While I do sub applesauce often b/c it lowers the fat content...it also changes the texture of baked goods, creating a spongey texture. You can also do 1/4 c. applesauce, 1/4 cup butter or oil. I increased the spices and added 1/2 tsp. of ginger, too. A browned butter icing is yummy drizzled over tops. Just brown a bit of butter until it's nutty brown and beat in a bit of powdered sugar until it's your desired consistancy. Next time I make these, I will sandwich them with marshmallow fluff beat with cream cheese. Excellent "fall" whoopie pies.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 23, 2007

While very easy to make and a nice flavor, I would call these individual cakes, not cookies. The "cookies" don't spread out when they bake so the first pan took much longer to bake and came out in the exact "spoonful" shape they went in. Flattening them before baking helped with the second pan, but still they came out airy, light, and very moist... just like cake.


47 Ratings

Nov 18, 2007

This recipe is easy to make and was a big hit with my family! These cookies only lasted one night before they were gone!

Jul 14, 2008

These have a wonderful flavor and are a favorite with anyone. I also tried them with bananas in place of the pumpkin. Great!!!!

Oct 28, 2008

Eh...I agree with another reviewer - good flavor...but they're SOOO cakey. Much cakier than even cake-mix cookies. Things to know - the batter will not be very firm, it's very hard to form the cookies. However, they don't spread at all on the pan, surprisingly enough. To avoid greasiness, I used parchment paper instead of greasing the pans.

Mar 02, 2009

Definitely a cake-like cookie, but that is exactly what I would expect from a cookie made from a cake mix. Very good blend of flavors! I'm considering putting icing between pairs of them and making my own "cakesters" for the kids. I made these to use up a spice cake mix and they did not disappoint!

Nov 05, 2008

Great Cookies! The taste was wonderful, the texture, as said by others, cakey. I used my cookie scoop to make them uniform in size and they were perfect. Will make these again. I take them all to work and everyone said this one was a keeper!

Oct 19, 2008

For an easy delicious fall cookie these can't be beat! I used cinnamon applesauce for a little extra spice. Yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.8 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 3.2 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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