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Three Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

photo of a plate of chocolate pumpkin cookies
I’ve seen a few recipes for a two ingredient pumpkin cake which uses pumpkin puree and yellow cake mix only (you can view one version here). The cake comes together from the moisture of the pumpkin.  I thought I could try making cookies with this same idea since I’ve made cake mix cookies before and they came out great.

I used a chocolate fudge cake mix. Because the two main ingredients are pumpkin and cake mix, the pumpkin flavor comes through a lot. The chocolate cake mix added a nice fudgy texture.  I added some chocolate chips to add a little more texture to the cookies. Next time I might add some cinnamon too.
photo of a stack of three chocolate pumpkin cookies
The cookies aren’t as rich as other cookies I’ve made in the past, but I think that’s expected when you have so few ingredients. They are soft, cakey, fudgy and with a strong pumpkin flavor. I like how easy they are to make.

If you want another easy chocolate cookie recipe, be sure to check out my Giant Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

Three ingredient chocolate pumpkin cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These chocolate pumpkin cookies are soft, cakey, fudgy and with a strong pumpkin flavor. Plus, they're so easy to make!


  • 1 box chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 1 (15-oz) can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp cinnamon optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix cake mix and pumpkin puree (and cinnamon if using) in a bowl of a stand mixer until the batter is smooth. The batter will be quite thick. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop dough batter and place onto cookie sheet, spread 1 inch apart. The batter will be quite sticky so you can't really shape the cookies. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until cookies can be moved off parchment paper without sticking to bottom.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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4 comments on “Three Ingredient Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies”

  1. I tried the pumpkin/cake mix and I added chocolate chips too haha! These look great, I will try them out soon!

  2. It works well with Spice cake mix. I didn’t try it with this exact recipe but I’ve done something similar before. It’s a lovely pumpkin cookie. I imagine you wouldn’t need the cinnamon though.

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