Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is an easy cake mix cookie recipe. Anyone can make this yummy melt in your mouth cookie.
That was the date of the original publication of this Pumpkin Spice Cookies recipe. I came up with the idea for this recipe when at my mom’s house in PA. So I made the cookies and photographed them there. I had just read that you should take photos near a window that gave the best light.
So at my mom’s the best light was near the sliding glass door in her dining room. I also learned that you should blur the background. So I sat the cookies on her table and took the photos. Applied what I was learning.
Remember for the longest time I was aiming to improve my photo taking. This old photo os the Pumpkin Spice Cookies shows the very start of my ambition to do just that. It actually wasn’t a bad photo for a beginner.
I’m still not perfect when comes to photography. I still like improving myself. I mentioned in the Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese post that I built a brand new light. Plus I am now using different colored plates to help show off the food better.
When I first posted this recipe, I talked about my love of cake making. When I was trying to find myself again and fight my way out the depression I was in from my ex-husband and the divorce, I got into cake making. I was doing it for fun, plus I was kind of addicted to cake making shows at that time. Do you remember Amazing Wedding Cakes?
Do you remember Amazing Wedding Cakes? It was a show I think on the Food Network. That was what I was obsessed with. I loved watching them make and carve these gorgeous cakes!
Well, I by no means have that level of talent, but I think I did decently. Let me show you my cake creations:
This was my Hawaiian Waterfall cake. I made it for my birthday. It was over 9 layers of vanilla bean cake (I have a fondness for vanilla bean flavors) with layers of raspberry and lemon mousse fillings.
This was a buckeye cake. I made for a friend’s birthday and was a chocolate cake with peanut butter chocolate buttercream.
I was trying to make luggage. This one was made for a co-worker who was moving to Michigan. Just a vanilla cake with raspberry filling.
Another co-worker’s cake. Her son was making his first holy communion. It was half and half cake with simple buttercream.
This cake was my pride and joy. I made for my dad I was able to hand paint in buttercream his 68 SS Camero onto the cake. Around the side was a checkered flag, I was proud of how it turned out. Chocolate cake with buttercream.
The Elvis cake, for a co-worker’s birthday. She was obsessed with Elvis. So this was blue velvet with a banana filling. (I liked drawing with the buttercream. Maybe one day I do a tutorial on that.)
These cakes were all the same chocolate with peppermint buttercream. I made for a co-workers birthdays who were all in December.
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting
I like cake making. though I do admit I have not made a cake like that in a few years. The closest I have come to cake making is truthfully the Caramel Coconut Delight Bundt Cake I did for Seduction in the Kitchen. I am a HUGE fan of cake mix cookies.
The recipe for cake mix cookies is very simple. I think that is why I like making them. I was in Pa like I mentioned earlier when the idea to make these Pumpkin Spice Cookies came to me.
I was in Shop n Save store with my mom when I saw Libby’s pumpkin. It came to me why not use spice cake mix to make pumpkin cookies? It was a great idea, the cookies came out great! Let me show you how easy these cookies are to make:
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is the perfect #pumpkin recipe for the #autumn pumpkin season. A #recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
- 1 box of spice cake mix
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 small can pumpkin puree (15oz)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup of shortening
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree.
- Pre heat the oven to 350F. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the pumpkin batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. It just till the bottoms are set and the tops are lightly browned. Let them cool on a bakers rack.
- To make the frosting: Cream the sugar and shortening together.
- Split the vanilla bean and crape the seeds into the shortening mixture. Add the evaporated milk and the vanilla. Mix it well.
- After the cookies have cooled, spoon the frosting into a Ziplock bag or a icing bag. Snip off the corner the bag and pipe on a dollop of the frosting onto the cookies.
- After the frosting is on them, then ENJOY!
- Calories: 320