Easiest Cookies in the World

Mark my words: These are the easiest cookies to make in the entire world (apart from break-and-bake, that is).

You only need two ingredients:

Spice Cake Mix

Spice Cake Mix


Canned Pumpkin

Canned Pumpkin

That’s it! No butter, oil, sugar, eggs… nothin’!

The Goods

The Goods

Ryan affectionately calls these “the best cookies in the world.” I call them pumpkin spice cookies.

I cooked up a batch to take to game night at my friend Laurel’s apartment tonight.

To make the cookies, simply combine the spice cake mix and the canned pumpkin until a thick dough forms.

Pumpkin and Spice Cake Mix

Pumpkin and Spice Cake Mix

All Mixed Up

All Mixed Up

Place the cookies on a cookies sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for approximately ten minutes.

Dough Balls

Dough Balls

Of course, be sure to lick the bowl clean and let hungry bystanders in on the goods.

"C'mon, Give Me a Lick, Dad!"

"C'mon, Give Me a Lick, Dad!"

In less than 15 minutes from start to finish, you’ll have freshly baked low calorie pumpkin spice cookies!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

That’s it! Easy, peasy (and delicious), huh?

Yum, Yum

Yum, Yum

You can also add in numerous additions including raisins, chocolate chips, nuts and more! I added honey roasted sunflower seeds to some of my cookies.

Sunflower Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Sunflower Pumpkin Spice Cookies

I’ve made these for several years now and they always receive rave reviews. The use of pumpkin with the cake mix keeps the calories down, so the cookies are a wonderful way to enjoy a lower-calorie dessert.


See this recipe and learn more about the benefits of pumpkin in my latest Examiner article: click here! 🙂

20 Responses

  1. I agree! I’ve made these before and they are delish! Thanks for bringing it up! Think I’ll make a batch this weekend!


  2. I am going to try those next weekend. They look great!

  3. I have a friend who is making these cookies for a party tmw and was just asking me about them! I’ll tell her they are great!

  4. I make this recipe, but use Duncan Hines’ Devil’s Food mix and add 1/2 cup of water then bake them in muffin tins! They’re the moistest chocolate muffins ever!

  5. Sounds delicious …
    Laila .. http://lailablogs.com/

  6. I was waiting for you to put those on your blog! They’re delicious and I’m not even a big pumpkin fan…definitely a favorite of mine! yummm

  7. I just found your recipe from the link on Sammie’s page! That is TOTALLY my sort of recipe – two ingredients! 🙂 My favorite for the past few years has been WW cake – a box of cake mix, and a can of diet soda – your recipe is totally going into my rotation – THANKS FOR SHARING! 🙂

  8. […] I saw Sammie make these the other day, and she linked back to where she found them,  from  Julie at Peanut Butter Fingers. For those who know my baking skills – I need something SO EASY, SO SIMPLE that I can’t […]

  9. I just found you from Green Dog Wine’s blog! These look great!! I’ve done the same thing before, but as muffins. I’ll have to try them in cookie form next time!! 🙂

  10. Poo I accidentally bought carrot cake mix. I’m sure it’ll be good too 🙂

  11. […] Pumpkin spice cookies (aka the easiest cookies in the world – only two ingredients!) […]

  12. […] pumpkin cookies too.  Me turn down baking something pumpkin?  Heck no!  Once again, I borrowed Julie’s recipe for easy pumpkin spice cookies, but this time I threw in pomegranate seeds and raisins […]

  13. […] a little skeptical. I think he previously associated pumpkin with sweet treats like his favorite pumpkin spice cookies and didn’t realize it could be prepared in a savory way as […]

  14. I made these Pumpkin Spice cookies tonight. They’re amazing! I can’t wait to experiment with them more!

  15. I made these tonight and added white chocolate chips. THEY WERE DELICIOUS. The white chocolate chips added a great flavor!!

  16. […] Kristen and I got back to my apartment, we decided to give PBF’s a run for her money with her pumpkin spice cookies.  We added white chocolate chips to them which resulted in a more creamy and decadent […]

  17. Those look delicious. I’ve made cupcakes with chocolate cake mix and pumpkin before, but I haven’t tried it with spice cake. A natural pairing!

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