Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Easiest. Recipe. Ever.

So I am going to assume everyone has cravings for pumpkin during the fall season like I do.  As soon as it starts getting cold I just want to drink hot chocolate and bake muffins, bread, and cookies.Anyways, on Sunday we were going to celebrate my dad's birthday as a family.  I wanted to make him some kind of dessert he would enjoy and would be mostly healthy.  I found this recipe and tweaked it.  The result: delicious, cake like cookies.  I made some with and without chocolate chips.  You'll have to try it and let me know what you think.

Pumpkin Cookies/Muffins:*
*You can use this recipe for cookies or muffins. Depends on what you're in the mood for.
  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 15 oz of canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon (Or you can use a 1/2 tsp. of pumpkin pie spice instead of the nutmeg and cinnamon)
  • Chocolate Chips (Optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Open and empty the contents of the cake mix and can of pumpkin.
  3. Mix it together until there are no clumps of cake mix.
  4. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and chocolate chips.
  5. Grease muffin tins or cookie sheets.  Since there is no oil in the batter it's important that you don't forget this step.  
  6. Bake cookies for 9-12 minutes depending on the oven and your pan.  Bake muffins for 12-15 minutes depending on the above things as well.
  7. Once cooked to texture you desire, remove and let them cool completely before storing them.
  8. Eat as many as you want.
Below are some pictures of how my cookies turned out. Please keep in mind that I am not a food photographer. My pictures does this recipe no justice. It's delicious and moist. My dad loved. In fact, the whole family loved them.  They were gone in a day. Hope you enjoy!


  1. They sound so yummy! I've been gathering recipes from cookbooks and putting them in a notebook with other favorite recipes. I'm going to have to add this too!

    (by the way, did you ever get that headband we sent you?)

  2. Those look great. I'll have to steal this one!