I grew up cooking from scratch so a few years ago when I learned you can make cookies from cake mix, I was intrigued and tried it out. Every now and then now I will make them. They are quick and easy when you need a quick treat. They are also one of my oldest son’s favorite cookies to make. I discovered a cake mix pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recently and I had to try it out. The simplicity of mixing cake mix and pumpkin and getting a cookie, once again I was intrigued. I will say scratch made pumpkin cookies are still my favorite but these cake mix pumpkin chocolate chip cookies aren’t that shabby themselves.

Just Like Nana’s Pumpkin Cookies

from Allrecipes.com


  • 1 teaspoon shortening, or as needed (optional)
  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 (15 ounce) can canned solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


 1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets with shortening or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2.Whisk cake mix, cinnamon together in a bowl, breaking up any lumps. Beat pumpkin, eggs, milk, and vanilla into the cake mix mixture; stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed through the dough.
3.Drop rounded tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
4.Bake in the preheated oven until cookies begin to brown and spring back when touched (approx.8-10minutes) . Cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet before to a wire rack to cool completely.