Chewy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
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Chewy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe

My name is Cassie and I blog over at Crazy & Cool with a side of Crafty. My blogs is a family lifestyle blog that shares anything from my two girls, crafting, cooking and more. I am excited to be here at Crazy About My Baybah today. I met Lolo in August of 2011 and have been hooked on her blog and honored to know her ever since.  Today I want to share with you my holiday Pumpkin Cookies. These are a huge hit this time of year at our house. The recipe started out as a trial to make pumpkin gooey butter cookies (gooey butter is a St. Louis thing) but while it was a failed try it still yielded a yummy pumpkin cookie.  My husband loves pumpkin so this time of year I try to make a bunch of pumpkin bakery items for him.

Chewy Pumpkin Cookies Recipe


  • Yellow Cake Mix
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 3/4 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar


  1. In a mixer whip butter, cream cheese, egg, pumpkin and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. Fold in cake mix
  3. Chill for 30 minutes
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  5. Make a tablespoon sized ball of cookie dough ad roll it into the powdered sugar.
  6. Place on cookie sheet and bake 11-4 minutes (my oven is a gas oven and I needed to go the full 14 minutes)
  7. Let cookies cool for 2 minutes on pan then move to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Before serving, dust with powdered sugar.

This is a super quick and super easy holiday cookie to make. In all honesty I could not get them cooked fast enough between my two girls, my husband, and my cousin when I was baking them. they are light, fluffy, and chewy but not too overly sweet.

Here are some other family favorite holiday sweets at our house:


Does your family have a favorite holiday sweet?



Lauren is the owner and writer for Crazy About My Baybah. She is a mom that is crazy about her family, art, photography, getting fit, Disney, and living in Las Vegas.

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  1. Those cookies look delicious! I might have to make those for our NYE party!

  2. Oh yum – I love a seasonal chewy cookie.

  3. Yum chewy sounds good I enjoy soft and chewy cookies.

  4. Loving how simple this is to put together. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Mmm — I love pumpkin cookies and if you add CREAM CHEESE to the mix? Um. YES… so there.

  6. I love soft and chewy cookies. What an amazing treat!

  7. I love how simple these are to make.

  8. I’m a big fan of both pumpkin flavored goodies and cake mix cookies!

  9. These look and sound delicious!

  10. Oooh I love chewy cookies, these look delicious, and I am going to try them for Thanksgiving next year.

  11. Mmmm, I love soft and chewy cookies, so I’ll definitely be making these soon! Thanks!

  12. What a great way to use up those stray pumpkin cans after Thanksgiving

  13. These sound super yummy! I love chewy cookies, and I’m excited to have a pumpkin cookie recipe now since I’m sure I won’t be able to find anything pumpkin on store shelves for much longer.

  14. I like that it uses a cake mix and only has a few ingredients. They sound yummy!

  15. I love using pumpkin in my baking. I’ll have to give this recipe a try.

  16. Chewy cookies are the best.

  17. I can say honestly I have never had a pumpkin cookie! I think this is worth trying out! YUMMY!

  18. These sound amazing! A favorite here are Buckeyes.

  19. Even though it wasn’t what you set out to make, it still turned out so good!

  20. My husband would love these. He loves chewy cookies!

  21. These look amazing and easy – perfect for our family. :)

  22. These look so tasty – thanks for sharing!

  23. These looks so good. I love baking with pumpkin!

  24. My children really like cupcakes, although they never really turn away a cookie :)

  25. Those look delicious. I love pumpkin and cream cheese.

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