Yummy Easy Pumpkin Cookies

There is no getting around it as I look around and see the leaves changing and feel that wind beckoning me: Fall is here. So what if my calendar says it is still a few days away. Since when does Mother Nature follow our calendar?

This time of year I love to cook with pumpkin because, let's face it, pumpkin screams Fall. And this recipe was taught to me by Michelle D. many years ago and I have never found a reason to change it except to substitute nuts and occassionally add chocolate chips.

Yummy Easy Pumpkin Cookies

1 small can solid pumpkin
1 box of spice cake mix
1 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, cashews, etc.)
Powdered sugar (optional)

Either spray your cookie sheet with cooking spray or grease & flour it while heating your oven to 350.

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients. I find a fork works best to get the pumpkin all mixed in.

Using a spoon, drop the mixture onto the cookie sheet. For rounder cookies, shape a bit. Then bake for 10 minutes. BUT...check your cookies starting at 6 minutes as the cooking time varies according to the amount of cookie "dough" you put on the cookie sheet.

Optional: Dust with powdered sugar or frost.

  1. You can frost these with pre-made frosting. I prefer the coconut frosting for german chocolate cakes and the cheesecake frosting.
  2. These do not freeze well but will still be yummy sealed up in a storage bag in the fridge for up to a week.
  3. Using a teaspoon, you will get just a tad over 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Such an easy recipe and sounds yummy. I love Fall and pumpkin treats. Can't wait to try these


  2. Thank you Irene! I just love making this recipe and usually start about now and make them off and on all the way up until end of January.


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