I have a confession to make. I am a lazy baker. I feel so much better now that you all know this about me. You still love me, right? I knew you would! I recently sent my husband to the store to get snacks to take to a friends house for our weekly Bronco Football gathering. He chose Halloween sugar cookies, which were fine, but he made the huge mistake of confessing that he had seen Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies in the bakery and he passed them up. Um, HELLO! What was he thinking??? I immediately demanded that he return to the store to buy said cookies, but he just laughed at me. By the next time I made it to the store and looked for them, they were all gone, and I was left with a cookie craving that I couldn’t fulfill. I was going to have to (gasp!) bake my own! I looked at a few recipes but like I said, I’m a lazy baker. I like to buy pre-made mix and just add my milk and eggs and… Voila! I have instant cookies! This recipe is the next best thing. You can’t beat easy and delicious!
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 box cake mix – any flavor (I used Spiced Cake Mix)
1 15oz can Pure Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 bag of chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350
Bake time: 20-25 minutes
In a medium bowl, mix your cake mix and your pumpkin together with a small hand mixer (you’ll get a better consistency than trying to hand stir it).
Add chocolate chips and mix again
Drop your cookies on the cookie tray. Because these are made with a cake mix, the cookies won’t spread while cooking and for the most part retain the shape that they were dropped in. You could get crazy and put them in fun shapes!
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. The smaller the cookie, the less baking time. Larger cookies will require the full 25 minutes.
My kids, and even my non-pumpkin loving husband, loved these super easy cookies. Enjoy!
About the Author:
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.