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Pumpkin Spice Cookies {With Vanilla Bean Frosting}

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is an easy recipe for pumpkin spice cookies. These pumpkin cookies from a cake mix! This pumpkin spice cookie recipe will be your favorite to make! Serves 12

 

 

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies Recipe

October 18, 2014, was the date of the original¬†publication of this pumpkin spice cookies recipe. I came up with the recipe for pumpkin spice cookies when I was at my mom’s house in PA. I decided it was time to give these pumpkin cookies with cake mix post a makeover!

 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting
The 2014 pumpkin spice cookie recipe photo

 

Recipe For Pumpkin Spice Cookies

When I stay at my mom’s house in Pittsburgh, I have to keep recipe development simple. I needed this¬†recipe for pumpkin spice cookies to be very simple. The best simple cookie recipe I know is cake mix cookies.

 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is an easy cake mix cookie recipe. Anyone can make this yummy melt in your mouth cookie.

 

 

 

Pumpkin Cookies With Cake Mix

Why make pumpkin cookies with cake mix? Using cake mix for cookies keeps this pumpkin spice cookies recipe under 4 ingredients! See what I mean when I say these pumpkin spice cookies are simple!

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is an easy cake mix cookie recipe. Anyone can make this yummy melt in your mouth cookie.

 

Vanilla Bean Frosting

Pumpkin spice cookies need some type of frosting. I choose to use my famous vanilla bean frosting I use on cakes. I love the light vanilla taste of this frosting recipe. You could do a cream cheese frosting for this recipe for pumpkin spice cookies if you want.

 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is an easy cake mix cookie recipe. Anyone can make this yummy melt in your mouth cookie.

 

Spice Cake Mix

So how do I keep these pumpkin cookies from cake mix under 4 ingredients? The answer is simple, spice cake mix! The spiced cake mix, when mixed with pumpkin puree, makes for a great tasting pumpkin spice cookie recipe!

 

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

If you want to know a small secret about these¬†pumpkin spice cookies, it is the idea to use spice cake mix and pumpkin puree was not my first thought. I was in the store and saw a display of this week’s specials. I saw pumpkin puree on one shelf, spice cake mix on the next shelf down. That was when it came to me¬†pumpkin cookies from cake mix!

 

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is an easy cake mix cookie recipe. Anyone can make this yummy melt in your mouth cookie.

 

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Yield: 12 servings

Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Pumpkin Spice Cookies with Vanilla Bean Frosting is the perfect #pumpkin recipe for the #autumn pumpkin season. A #recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 small can pumpkin puree (15oz)

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup of shortening
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the cake mix, egg, vegetable oil, and pumpkin puree.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 350F. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of the pumpkin batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. 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.
  4. To make the frosting: Cream the sugar and shortening together.
  5. Split the vanilla bean and crape the seeds into the shortening mixture. Add the evaporated milk and the vanilla. Mix it well.
  6. 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.
  7. After the frosting is on them, then ENJOY!

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 320

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7 Comments
  • Joanne T Ferguson
    October 19, 2014

    G’day Your cookies look great and wish I could try one!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Betsy Cohen
    October 19, 2014

    Glad that you are finding stress relievers like baking these cookies and conquering your do-it-yourself projects!!!

  • Monica | Nourish & Fete
    September 16, 2017

    These cookies sound lovely for fall, and I love fellow bloggers’ stories about how they have grown skills like cake decorating and photography – two of the areas I’m really working on, as well. ūüôā Thanks for sharing!

  • Jeni @ Biscuits & Booze
    September 16, 2017

    I love the idea of pumpkin spice cake mix cookies. I can’t believe it is fall already, but as the PSL is back, it is now time for all things PUMPKIN!

  • Trang
    September 16, 2017

    I can’t wait to make pumpkin cookies, loving all the pumpkin recipes everyone is posting lately!

  • Luci's Morsels
    September 17, 2017

    These cookies look delicious and have me so excited for pumpkin season!