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Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies

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These iced pumpkin cookies are actually a cake mix cookie recipe that comes together super quickly. One batch can make as many as 48 cookies which is great if you have a crowd to feed! Check out this easy recipe for iced pumpkin cookies and get into the fall spirit!

One of the best things about fall is all the delicious treats we can make. There’s never a bad time for pumpkin flavored recipes but we all know they’re a staple during these upcoming fall months. Things like Pumpkin Spice Cookie Recipe, No Bake Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert, Pumpkin Dump Cake, and Pumpkin Hand Pies are easy to make and share this time of year.

You can’t go wrong with pumpkin in desserts. It’s great for keeping them moist and it adds flavor and nutrients to everything you make! Try something new or stick with these iced pumpkin cookies that are cake-like, topped with homemade icing, and bursting with all the delicious fall flavors we know and love.

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Pin showing the finished iced pumpkin cookies ready to eat with title across the middle.

The great thing about these iced pumpkin cookies is that they are cake mix cookies. We’ve shared some cake mix cookies in the past like Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies, and Lemon Cake Mix Cookies, they’re always a hit with readers because they’re so simple.

Starting with a cake mix from a box means you don’t have to drag out all the cookie making supplies. Most of the ingredients are already in the cake mix and we just have to give it a little sprucing!

Top down look at a plate of finished iced pumpkin cookies.

What do I need to make iced pumpkin cookies?

For these delicious iced pumpkin cookies we will need a yellow cake mix, instant pumpkin pudding, eggs, water, milk, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin pie spice. That’s right we’re starting with a simple boxed cake mix which makes an already simple recipe even more quick and easy to prepare. 

For the icing we will be using heavy cream, cinnamon, powdered sugar, and clear vanilla! That’s all it takes to make this simple homemade cookie icing.

ingredients for iced pumpkin cookies

Kitchen essentials for tasty recipes like these cookies:

When you head into the kitchen to make some of these great recipes you’ll want to have the best tools on hand.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are great for all kinds of baking and not just cookies! My husband loves them for making biscuits, pizzas, and more!

Of course mixing bowls, a mixerspatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

a stack of the finished iced pumpkin cookies.

How to make cake mix cookies with pumpkin:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet

cake mix and pudding mix

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix and pudding.

adding in the egg, water, and milk.

Add in the egg, water, and milk. Using an electric mixer, mix until smooth. 

Adding in the pumpkin puree

Add in the pumpkin puree. Mix until smooth.

Ready to be chilled.

Cover and place in the fridge for one hour. 

bowl covered for fridge

Remove from the fridge, and using a 1” ice cream scoop, add each scoop to the cookie sheet until full.

scooped batter on a cookie sheet ready to bake.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove when ready and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

baked cookies ready to ice.

How to make the homemade icing for these pumpkin cookies:

Add the icing ingredients to a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk or use an electric mixer, mix ingredients together until smooth.

icing ingredients ready to be mixed.

Using a spoon or frosting knife, ice each cookie until all are covered.

icing ready for the cookies.

This recipe makes 36-48 cookies (depending on the size you make them).

iced cookies ready to eat.

Looking for more delicious pumpkin recipes to try?

We have definitely got you covered when it comes to delicious pumpkin recipes. There’s something for everyone to choose from here and this list will keep you busy all through the fall trying new desserts. Make sure you stop back and let us know which ones were your favorites!!

close up of the finished cookies ready to eat.

Printable Iced Pumpkin Cookies Recipe:

Yield: 36 Cookies

Iced Pumpkin Cookies

Finished iced pumpkin cookies ready to eat or share.

These iced pumpkin cookies are actually a cake mix cookie recipe that comes together super quickly. One batch can make as many as 48 cookies which is great if you have a crowd to feed! Check out this easy recipe for iced pumpkin cookies and get into the fall spirit!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1-3.9-ounce box of Instant Pumpkin Pudding
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cake mix and pudding.
  3. Add in the egg, water, and milk. Using an electric mixer, mix until smooth.
  4. Add in the pumpkin puree. Mix until smooth.
  5. Cover and place in the fridge for one hour.
  6. Remove from the fridge, and using a 1” ice cream scoop, add each scoop to the cookie sheet until full.
  7. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown.
  8. Remove when ready and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.
  9. Add the icing ingredients to a medium size mixing bowl. Whisk or use an electric mixer, mix ingredients together until smooth.
  10. Using a spoon or frosting knife, ice each cookie until all are covered.
  11. Makes 36-48 cookies (depending on the size you make them)

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 110mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

I am not a medical expert. These calculations are provided as a courtesy.

cookies with coffee ready to be enjoyed.

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