Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Over the long Labor Day weekend (bonus day off!), I was finally able to get in the kitchen and start the glorious journey of Fall baking! If you follow along on instagram, you saw that I welcomed an old friend this weekend … pumpkin!!  And of course, I had to whip up a batch of the easiest pumpkin cookies you will ever find!  Yep, it’s my trusty 3 ingredient recipe for soft and chewy pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips!

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You may remember that I used the same basic recipe (cake mix + can of pumpkin) for these pumpkin spice cupcakes with pumpkin spice topping which just happen to be another Fall favorite in our house!!  I know there is not much of a recipe (and I sort of already gave it to you in the previous sentence), but here are the easy instructions for these cookies!

Soft & Chewy Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

Yield: 36-40 cookies


  • One spice cake mix
  • One 15 oz. can of pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips


  1. Preheat over to 350*.
  2. In a large bowl - or using your stand mixer - mix spice cake mix and pumpkin well. (You want to make sure there are no bits of unmixed cake mix in the batter.)
  3. With a spatula, fold in the mini chocolate chips.
  4. With a small cookie scoop or a spoon, place tablespoon sized scoops of batter on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until the center of the cookies are baked through.


These cookies don't spread out much during baking, nor will the "peaks" smooth out, which does give them a rustic appearance.

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They are not perfectly round or necessarily the prettiest cookies, but they are flavorful and soft and oh-so-pumpkiny!  And if you catch them right out of the oven, the mini chocolate chips are warm and gooey and the cookies nearly melt in your mouth!

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Even Camden who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth (the nerve!) gave these soft & chewy pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips two thumbs up and Kaleb requested that they make an appearance in his lunch box.  How can a mom say no to that?!

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More pumpkin?  Coming right up!

Mini Pumpkin Pie Croissants

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Spice No Bake Cookies

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  1. These look delicious! I love pumpkin and cookies…so the two together must be amazing!

  2. YUMMY!!!! looks so amazing and i’m so excited to start cooking with pumpkin!

  3. For real?? 3 ingredients?? That’s my kinda recipe! :) Pinning!

  4. I love this recipe!! Perfect for my pumpkin obsession!

  5. I LOVE fall baking, and these will be on my list for sure keri :)

  6. These look so delicious! And thanks for mentioning they don’t spread out. I never know how far to space my cookies!

  7. Pumpkin and chocolate??!! Sounds amazing! Thank you so much for linking up to Wake up Wednesday. This is a winning recipe and it’s pinned to our Linky Party Board!

  8. OMG Anything Pumpkin I ADORE! This is my favorite time of year :) I am going to try this but replace the chocolate chips with white chocolate chips. I think it will compliment the pumpkin really well. Pinning this! I can’t wait to try it!


  9. I love anything made with pumpkin! and easy recipe wow that is just great!

  10. These look yummy! I love how they are made so easily. Perfect for a last minute dessert:)

  11. I’ve actually made these before and they are amazing! Yours are so perfect looking! I need to get once of those scoops! New follower here, I found you on Project Inspired’s Link Party. Would love for you to come check out my new blog and follow me back!

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  12. Yum!! What a perfect recipe to jump into Fall! I’d love for you to link up with our Life Created Tuesdays link party! We’ll be pinning and featuring posts every week :)


  13. These soft & chewy pumpkin cookies are fresh outta my oven and my-oh-my are they ever good!!! Thanks for sharing this AMAZING recipe;)

  14. I LOVE Fall. These look wonderful! We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!

    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

  15. Absolutely lovely.. !!!:) I want one plz

  16. I came over thinking this would be a intricate recipe, but I am so glad it’s only 3 ingredients! Wow! yummy!

  17. I love how easy and delicious at the same time the recipe is! Thank you for sharing.

    I wanted to include a link to your recipe in one of my Halloween posts/list with baking recipes. Please take a look a it and let me know if that may not be OK.


  18. This is probably a silly question, but I want these to come out perfect so I’ll ask it anyway :) Should the cake mix be made with water, vegetable oil, and eggs as if to actually make a cake? Or just the plain mix and pumpkin?

    • Hi Brittney – it really is just the boxed cake mix and the can of pumpkin. You don’t add any of the items called for on the box :)


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