Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake Box Cookies


We went to the pumpkin patch at Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls this weekend.

It was so much fun!

They had all different kinds of pumpkins: Cinderella, Fairytale, Jack O’ Lanterns, Lumina (white pumpkins), Pumpkemon (orange and cream striped), pie pumpkins and gourds. And the farm was decorated so cute!

I loved all the cut outs, cute displays and most of all the Candy Corn Maze.

All this pumpkin talk made me think about how I could easily make some pumpkin cookies. On Pinterest I saw some cookies made with only 2 ingredients: 1 can of Pumpkin and Spice Cake Mix. Unfortunately, they all looked a little messy and baked for quite a long time. This got me thinking about doing a variation on my standard cake box cookie recipe. The standard recipe calls for 1/3 cup of oil and 2 eggs which is between ¾ and 7/8 of a cup of liquid. 1 – 15 oz. can of pumpkin is 1 ¾ cups according to Libby’s FAQ section. No wonder they take nearly a half hour to bake!

So armed with my vanilla cake mix (all I had in the cabinet), 7/8 cup of pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice (was out of nutmeg), I set out to make some magic. And boy did I. Everyone loved them and my husband keeps insisting they are “healthy” since they have pumpkin in them. Next time I may try a chocolate cake mix.


Cake Mix

¾ – 7/8 cup of canned pumpkin

1 tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. ground ginger

1/8 tsp. ground all spice

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg



  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray.
  3. Add cake mix, pumpkin and spices in a medium bowl and stir until completely mixed. (May need to use your hands. Beware it’s very sticky dough so spray hands with non-stick before.)
  4. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. To spice it up, add sprinkles or chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes (don’t over bake). Allow cookies to cool on the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or eat right from the cookie sheet.
  7. Enjoy!

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