Easy Pumpkin Cookies


Whip up some easy pumpkin cookies with leftover pumpkin puree. You can even make your own puree from carved pumpkins!

These are the perfect things to make in the fall. They are just as delicious as pumpkin banana bread – and make wonderful DIY foodie gifts too.

Easy 4-ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.

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It’s fall! And, you know what that means? All things pumpkin! You’re probably already stocking up on cans as I type this, aren’t ya?!

With Thanksgiving creeping up, I know that I will often find myself with leftover cans of pumpkin. No, I’m not talking about pumpkin pie filling, but the real deal – delicious, flavorful pumpkin puree that’s full of possibilities.

These cookies are the best thing you can make with leftover pumpkin puree. Although our Reese’s Pieces pumpkin cookies are right up there too!

All it takes is 4 ingredients (that you likely have in your pantry) to whip up these delicious, sure-fire treats.

Pumpkin cookies may sound intimidating but, I promise, you’ll be able to make a batch in no time (and, with minimal mess – score for mama!). The kids will love baking these with you, which is always a plus.

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies.

How to Make the Easiest Pumpkin Cookies

All of the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I am going to give you a quick list of what you need from the store before you begin.

Kitchen Tools Needed:

Chocolate chip pumpkin cookies.

Ingredients Needed

Cake mix, chocolate chips, canned pumpkin, cinnamon.

Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies Tips

Here are a few extra tips that I think are gonna really help you out.

Mix Until Dough Is Smooth

Just dump the cake mix, cinnamon, and pumpkin puree into a large bowl and stir, stir, stir. At first, the batter will seem very crumbly but, as you mix, everything will combine and become very smooth.

Fold In Chocolate Chips

Fold in one cup of chocolate chips and mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. This means you mix the chocolate chips in the batter gently. Be careful not to overmix it.

Bake The Cookies

Scoop the cookie batter onto a lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F, for about 15-18 minutes.

When they come out of the oven, they will be very soft, and will harden as they cool.

Hint: these cookies are best served while they’re still warm – with a tall glass of milk, of course!

Pumpkin cookies.

How To Store Leftover Pumpkin Cookies

Keep your pumpkin cookies in an airtight container or food storage bag on your counter or in your pantry. They will stay fresh at room temperature for about a week.

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies.

How To Make Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

If you want to make your cookies gluten-free, just use a box of gluten-free cake mix. It really is that easy!

4-ingredient pumpkin cookies.
Pumpkin cookies.
4.91 from 10 votes

Easy Pumpkin Cookies

Print Recipe
These pumpkin cookies are so easy to make since they only require 4 ingredients! They are the perfect treat to get your pumpkin-fix!
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:18 minutes
Total Time:23 minutes




  • baking sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Large bowl
  • Ice cream Scoop or Spoons


  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla cake mix
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, cinnamon and pumpkin puree until well-combined
  • Fold in chocolate chips and mix until all ingredients are well-incorporated
  • Place the cookie batter onto the lined baking sheet using either an ice cream scoop or the “drop” method (with two spoons), about 1-2 inches apart from each other
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes on a wire rack


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6396IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chips, cookies, pumpkin cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 50kcal

I hope this recipe helps solve any of your leftover canned pumpkin issues! It’s such an easy solution and ensures that no pumpkin goes to waste.

Pumpkin and chocolate cake mix cookies recipe.

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  1. I’m not a personal fan of pumpkin but my daughter loves it. I might have to surprise her and make her a batch of these cookies. It is not quite fall weather here yet. We have a few more weeks but I can’t wait for the cooler weather.

  2. I love all things fall and all things pumpkin! My birthday is November and my friends makes something like this for me every year! I always look forward to it! Come on fall!

  3. I’ve had leftover pumpkin pie mix and had no idea what to do with it in the past, I love this idea of making cookies. What a fun and delicious recipe idea these easy pumpkin cookies are!

  4. I have three 23 pounds pumpkins I need to do something with. I had planned to make canned pumpkin. I can use some of it to make these cookies!

  5. I think the kids are going to enjoy this a lot. I honestly would enjoy it much myself to be honest. Ready to dunk it in a glass of milk.

  6. I don’t think I’ve ever actually tried pumpkin cookies before. These sure look amazing. I’ll have to give this recipe a try so I can say I’ve had them. I’m sure these are going to be delicious too.

  7. 4 stars
    Oh, I love this recipe and I am so excited to make this for my kids hope they will like it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. This recipe is going to be a big hit in our household! I love anything pumpkin and I’m so excited to try this recipe. I love how simple this is and especially love that I have something to make with the leftover pumpkin now! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    Those look really good. I’ve never actually had pumpkin cookies before. I love pumpkin in breads and pies, so I know this is going to be awesome.

  10. We also love this cookie recipe! It makes for some delicious cookies without all the fuss of having to pre-measure stuff.

  11. This time of year is the beginning of my favorite time of year! From Fall, right into Christmas, all the awesome foods that are made and shared makes me excited to get in the kitchen. Four ingredient pumpkin cookies are just in time for the Fall season.

  12. I actually have pumpkin puree in my fridge right now from making dog treats. I love how easy these cookies are to make. These are going on my must-make list.

  13. I think this will save me a lot of bucks. I just hate having left over foods, ever. Pumpkin cookies is a good idea!