4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

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These delicious 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies will be a delicious addition to your Fall recipe list. Easy to make and so addictive to eat, you won’t just be able to have one!
These delicious 4 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies will be a delicious addition to your Fall recipe list. Easy to make and so addictive to eat, you won't just be able to have one!

Do you love the flavor of pumpkin spice but the kitchen is not your favorite place to be? Do you love the warm gooey goodness of a fresh baked treat on a cool autumn day but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? Then these are the cookies for you. They can be made in one bowl so you don’t have a lot of clean up to do and they are so simple to make. There are only four ingredients but you don’t have to tell anyone that when they rave about how good these cookies are. Are you hooked yet? Read on to find out how to make these wonderful 4 ingredient pumpkin cookies.


What you’ll need:

1 cake mix

1 15oz can of pure pumpkin

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

½ cup chocolate chips

Now, here’s the best part; dump everything in the same bowl and mix it up.There is no creaming butter and sugar together or mixing all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.  Once it’s all mixed up put small spoonfuls on the cookie sheet of your choice. Here I used a well-loved baking stone to get the perfect golden brown bottoms.

So ultimately, because it’s so easy, you could have your toddler help you. Or better yet you could have your older children do all of the package opening, dumping mixing and spooning and all you have to do is a take a break from your hot cup of coffee to turn the oven on. That’s right, I said hot coffee.

Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Let them cool for several minutes and then dig right in.

If you want to make them ever so slightly healthier you could substitute the chocolate chips for nuts or raisins.  You could also experiment with different cake mixes. I recommend carrot cake, or spice cake mixes. Maybe these 4 ingredient pumpkin cookies will become 6 ingredient pumpkin cookies at your house, but that’s all part of the fun!


Looking for some other Fall recipes? Check out some great Pumpkin Spice Recipes perfect for a  delicious fall! 

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  • Reply Lauryn R

    I cannot believe that I have never had a pumpkin cookie before! I love pretty much all things pumpkin too, I definitely can’t wait to try some! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    January 6, 2018 at 3:35 pm
  • Reply Donna L.

    These look easy and delicious!

    November 1, 2017 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Dandi D

    Yum, these look so delicious and I love how easy they are!

    September 19, 2017 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Molly

    Wow!! No eggs! I’ll have to try this with my LO who has an egg allergy. As long as the cake mix is clear of eggs, this would be great for her! And delicious for me, too!

    September 18, 2017 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Michelle S

    This recipe is so simple. I think I can even make it gluten free for my Mom by using a gluten free cake mix.

    September 18, 2017 at 9:38 am
  • Reply Allie

    My little one likes pumpkin muffins….maybe he will like these cookies minus the chocolate chips ?

    September 18, 2017 at 12:26 am
  • Reply Emily Hull

    These look delicious and so easy. Yumm!!

    September 17, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply John Heim

    Those look yummy. Mmmm/

    September 17, 2017 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply M Hobson

    Love that there are only four ingredients! Will have to try!

    September 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    These look really quick and easy! I think my kids would enjoy making these next month! We might do some special treats for Halloween night and have my parents come over for a mini party. We’ll have to try these then!

    September 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Dorothy Boucher

    I am definitely making these babies , I love me some pumpkin and spice, never thought to
    just use cake mix, now I know.

    September 16, 2017 at 10:18 pm
  • Reply Jo-Ann Brightman

    i do love how simple these cookies would be to make

    September 16, 2017 at 7:53 pm
  • Reply Christina Skinner

    No way! The pumpkin cookies I make are far more involved. I’m going to try this!

    September 15, 2017 at 8:24 pm
  • Reply Amy Hall

    My way would be more difficult since I’d want to use scratch cake mix, but still, these sound interesting!

    September 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Gretchen Russick

    They sound pretty delicious! I’d be tempted to try a little doctoring like adding nuts, sneaking in carrots (like I do pancakes that my tot devours!!), & maybe topping with powdered sugar or a cream cheese kinda frosting. Obligatory frequent taste testing required 😉

    September 15, 2017 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Sandra Caballero

    I could make this cookie recipe. I love pumpkin. ?

    September 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm
  • Reply Joshua Paul Ignacio

    Wooow! Just 4 ingredients!! I will surely try this one and add nuts! ❤️

    September 15, 2017 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Joshua Paul Ignacio

    Wooow! Just 4 ingredients!! I will surely try this one! ❤️

    September 15, 2017 at 10:10 am
  • Reply kate g

    Now you’re talking.. only four ingredients for cookies…count me in. I think the carrot cake mix would be great with raisins and nuts, I think I can afford to add a few extras and still think your recipe is brilliant.

    September 15, 2017 at 8:28 am
  • Reply Linda Manns Linneman

    These cookies sound so good and so easy to make. I really enjoy pumpkin. I will be trying this soon. Thank you so much for sharing

    September 15, 2017 at 5:10 am
  • Reply Wendy Thao

    Love this recipe ! So easy !!

    September 15, 2017 at 1:11 am
  • Reply Rebekah

    These looks so yummy and easy!

    September 14, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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