Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

With the holidays coming up, I’ve been on the look out recently for new easy cookie recipes on Pinterest. I’m willing to test out any cookie that sounds yummy, especially when the recipe involves spicing up a cake or cookie mix. It can’t get any easier than that!

Remember Allison’s So-Easy-You-Want-to-Kiss-Someone Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins? Two ingredients. Super easy and definitely delicious!

So when I found a pin for 2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies from Come What May, I had to try them out. I figured that since it’s the same concept as allison’s chocolate pumpkin muffins, it was a shoo-in! Meh… By no means were these cookies horrible. But after taste testing the first one, it didn’t bother me to keep eating them. And cookies almost ALWAYS bother me to keep eating them!

But after thinking about it for a little bit, maybe all three of us Boyer girls just become cookie snobs. I mean, Mom (Sharon) is definitely known for her awesome Christmas cookie plates that she gives out every year. Consider that, I recommend you try they out for yourself if you’re interested.

This recipe’s ‘how to’ section is short and simple. All you need is a spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin!

Pumpkin Cookie Ingredients

Grab a bowl, dump the contents of each package into it, and mix well.

pumpkin cookie batter

At this point, you can also add chocolate chips to the batter if you like. Allison swears by putting pumpkin and chocolate together. I decided to stick to the recipe (plain cookies with icing) for half the batch and add chocolate chips to the other half. Personally, I hated the combination. Go with what you like! (Allison’s note: Jess is nuts. Chocolate and pumpkin is SO good together. Can I get an AMEN?)

Drop the cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

pumpkin cookies before baking

Try to keep them nice and circular and round. These cookies bake up in the exactly the same shape as you drop them on the sheet unlike some cookies that spread out nicely. If not, it’s fine. They’re JUST cookies. Plus the icing will make them look nicer.

baked pumpkin cookies

Speaking of icing... I have a confession. I cheated this time. Usually I’d make my own icing, but I was feeling lazy this week. I just used the prepackaged stuff, then added some orange sprinkles to make them a little more festive.

Note to baking newbies: Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before adding the icing. If the cookies are still warm, the icing with separate and melt.

Pinter-Mess Pumpkin Cookies

To me and Allison, the cookies weren’t necessarily bad… They were just weird to us. They were kinda gummy/rubbery. If you try them out yourself, I hope have better luck than me! They just aren’t my kind of cookie.

Here’s an easy printable recipe:

Two-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
  • One box Spice Cake Mix
  • 15 oz can of Pumpkin
  • Handful of chocolate chips (optional)
  1. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Drop the cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Optional: When cool, ice cookies and decorate.


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Jessica is a co-founder here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works doing graphic design and marketing for Pine Creek Structures and does freelance graphic work in her free time.

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