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4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

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These Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are the perfect way to say, “Hello Fall!” They are made with only 4 ingredients and come together in minutes!  

These 4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are made with box cake mix; only 4 ingredients. Topped with cream cheese frosting.  beautifuleatsandthings.com

Is anyone else ready for Fall?? I can’t wait to bring out my cozy sweatshirts, boots, and fall-inspired makeup! And yes—I’m that annoying friend that LOVES pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!! I’ve even been on the hunt for some pumpkin spice pajamas! Oh, and if you happen to find some of these super cute PJs, definitely let me know lol!

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These 4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are made with box cake mix; only 4 ingredients. Topped with cream cheese frosting.  beautifuleatsandthings.com

So, in the spirit of Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice, I decided to make a batch of these Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies! And get this—this recipe only requires 4 ingredients! While I love making cookies from scratch, I also love a good short-cut when I’m in a pinch.

These 4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are made with box cake mix; only 4 ingredients. Topped with cream cheese frosting.  beautifuleatsandthings.com

This recipe is seriously the EASIEST pumpkin cookie recipe ever! These cookies start with a box of cake mix—yep, cake mix! So, let’s talk about the rest of the ingredients!

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Ingredients For Making Pumpkin Spice Cookies with a Cake Mix:

  • Spice cake mix: You can use any brand, but I recommend using Betty Crocker’s Super Moist Spice Cake Mix (size 15.25 oz) for these cookies (not sponsored, just a fan). 
  • Large eggs: Make sure that your eggs are large because this is essential for the perfect cookie dough.
  • Oil: I recommend using vegetable oil for this recipe. I haven’t experimented with any other kind of oils, but I’m sure that you could use canola oil or even sunflower oil in the recipe.   
  • Pumpkin spice: Yes, I know that we’re using spice-flavored cake mix, but the addition of pumpkin spice gives these cookies so much flavor! Whatever you do, DO NOT, omit this ingredient!
These 4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are made with box cake mix; only 4 ingredients. Topped with cream cheese frosting.  beautifuleatsandthings.com

Tips For Making Pumpkin Spice Cookies with a Cake Mix

  1. Let the batter sit for about 5 minutes before scooping it onto the baking sheet. This helps the batter to slightly thicken, resulting in a nice, chewy cookie. 
  2. Use a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper. It makes it easier for you to remove the cookies from the pan once they’re done.
  3. Once the cookies are done, let them sit on the pan for about 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. This helps them to firm up.
These 4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are made with box cake mix; only 4 ingredients. Topped with cream cheese frosting.  beautifuleatsandthings.com

These Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are absolutely amazing on their own, but if you wanted to take these cookies to the next level, try topping them with a delicious cream cheese frosting!

These 4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies are made with box cake mix; only 4 ingredients. Topped with cream cheese frosting.  beautifuleatsandthings.com

You can make your own cream cheese frosting from scratch by combining ½ cup of softened butter, 8 ounces of cream cheese, 4 cups of powdered sugar, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. OR you can purchase pre-made cream cheese frosting from the store. Either way is just fine! Top with a little pumpkin spice and enjoy!

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4-Ingredient Chewy Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Beautiful Eats & Things

Ingredients

  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) Spice Cake Mix
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin spice mix
  • Optional: Cream cheese frosting for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, and pumpkin spice with a hand or a stand mixer until a sticky dough forms.
  • Scoop 1 & ½ tablespoon sized balls of dough and place them on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the bottom of the cookies are slightly golden brown.
  • Cool for at least 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets and placing them on a cooling rack.
  • Optional: Top each cookie with cream cheese frosting, if desired.

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