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Monday Yumminess: Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

If the Zombie apocalypse ever gets started, I’m convinced it will be transmitted through pumpkin spice flavored nonsense during the fall.  It seems like everyone goes a little overboard when the weather cools, throwing pumpkin spice in everything.  Pancakes.  Pies.  Lattes.  Milkshakes.  Pumpkin flavored bacon cupcakes.  Or maybe that was bacon flavored pumpkin cupcakes.  Either way, ick.

I actually like pumpkin.  So much so that I use it year-round.  My favorite pumpkin recipe is a quick and simple one for Pumpkin Cookies.  This is one of my favorite cookie recipes because it can be so gosh darn quick and easy.  It’s so easy, in fact, you will feel like you are cheating.  Three ingredients, mix, cook, ahhhhhhh!

But before fall blows away and pumpkin spice products are replaced by peppermint flavored products and my recipe is so last season, I give to you…


    • 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
    • 3/4 cups of Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon of cloves
    • 1/4 teaspoon of ginger
    • 1 can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
    • 1 to 2 cups chocolate chips, raisins, dried cranberries or nuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
  3. Add pumpkin and mix until combined.
  4. Stir in your chocolate chips, raisins or nuts. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes, depending on size of cookies.
  5. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for up to 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Store in an airtight container for best results.


  • Ready for the Cheater Cheater part?  Swap the first 8 ingredients for a spice cake mix.  Then follow the rest of the directions accordingly.  Yes, that’s right.  A cake mix, pumpkin and chocolate chips are all you need to make amazing cookies.
  • But if you are like me and rarely have a spice cake mix on hand, or just want to control each ingredient, use the traditional method.
  • These are great to make with kids because there are no eggs and very simple measurements.

You’re singing the song now, aren’t you?  🙂



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