Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Basic Pumpkin Cookies

3/4 C. pumpkin, solid pack
1 cake mix, any variety
1/3 C. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. extract, any variety
1/4 C. margarine or butter, softened
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 C. chips, nuts, dried fruit, etc.

Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). Lightly grease or spray cookie sheet.

In a large bowl, beat cake mix, extract, pumpkin, spice(s), and margarine with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute. Stir in chips/nuts/dried fruit.

On cookie sheet, drop dough by generous tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart.

Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely - about 30 minutes. Store loosely covered.

Yields = 36-40 cookies

For some yummy variations, click on each to see full recipe:

Hearty Pumpkin Ginger Cookies

Almond Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Nut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Maple Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pecan Pumpkin Cookies


  1. Finally someone after my heart! I keep getting flack for putting pumpkin recipes up!

    I'm saving this post to try some more! Thanks my dear!

  2. I'm new to the pumpkin love, but if you see and goodpumpkin recipes - please toss some my way!!