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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try these FANTASTIC 3-ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. With only a few ingredients, they’re super easy to make. They won’t last long.

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It’s fall and I’ve been stocking up on canned pumpkin for the past few weeks.  Every time I go to the grocery store, I grab a can because you’ll never know when you’ll be in the mood for a pumpkin recipe!!  

Pumpkin and chocolate are 2 of my favorite foods so this is the perfect recipe for me.  It’s also easy and quick, with only 3 ingredients so the kids can easily help. Scroll down to grab the recipe for these 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies.

a stack of 3 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies on a wooden table

3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a great recipe with a yummy pumpkin flavor. They’re light and fluffy and perfect for your fall bake sale at church or school.

Having only 3 ingredients is the best part of the recipe. It’s great for beginners and younger bakers. No need for butter and sugars!

The third reason these are great is that they’re eggless. For those that aren’t regular readers of my website, I’m allergic to eggs and I have a lot of desserts that are egg free. This is a great eggless dessert that everyone will enjoy.

Tools to make 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Baking Sheet– I’ve had these baking sheets forever and love that they are bigger. I can usually get 16 cookies on a sheet when I’m baking.

Handheld Electric Mixer– You can use a stand mixer for this recipe, but you don’t have to get it out if you don’t want to. A simple hand mixer will do fine. I actually use my hand mixer way more than my stand mixer. It’s just easier to get out and clean. Anyway, the hand mixer I linked to above is one I got for a wedding gift over twenty years ago and it’s still going strong and I bake A LOT! I definitely recommend it.

Large bowl– I LOVE stainless steel bowls. They are great in the kitchen for all kinds of cooking and baking. They hold up well and don’t need to replace often.

overhead view of 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies on wire rack on wooden table

Ingredients needed for eggless pumpkin cookies

  • spice cake mix
  • pumpkin puree- NOT pumpkin pie filling, just regular pumpkin.
  • chocolate chips- I normally bake with milk chocolate morsels but semi sweet chocolate chips will do.

Here’s one of the ingredients that I use.  It’s the Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix.  So now you’ll know what to look for when you go to the grocery store.

book of super moist spice cake mix by Betty Crocker on table

How to make these simple chocolate chip pumpkin cookies

Step 1

Grab a large mixing bowl and add your dry ingredients (the cake mix) first.

Step 2

Add in the pumpkin puree and chocolate chips and stir until well combined. This batter will be very thick.

Step 3

Line your baking sheet with baking mats or give a light spray with oil. Some people like to use parchment paper, but I haven’t used that on this recipe.

Step 4

Bake for 20 minutes and place on a wire rack to cool.

You can add cream cheese icing if you’d like, but I think they are really good without the icing.  The pumpkin pie spice isn’t overwhelming and I love the chocolate chips added in.

UPDATE-  I was being lazy when I made these today and just used a fork to mix it.  I didn’t want to get out my hand mixer.  It worked great!  Makes this recipe even easier!


Stack of pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

More pumpkin recipes!

Here are some more pumpkin recipes I have that are easy and delicious.  It’s hard to pick my favorite!  If you want to start with one, I would do the pumpkin spice coffee creamer.  It’s a popular one on the blog.

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3 Ingredient Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Try these FANTASTIC 3 ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. With only a few ingredients, they're super easy to make. They won't last long.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookies, fall, Pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane


  • 1 box of spice cake mix
  • 1 cup chocolate chip morsels or more
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin


  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Combine the cake mix and pumpkin in a bowl and mix with your hand mixer until well blended.  It will be thick.
  • Stir in your chocolate chips.
  • Drop by rounded spoonful onto your baking sheet. I sprayed my baking pan with my Misto.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
Recipe Rating


Saturday 10th of October 2015

Love it! How big of a can of pumpkin did you use?


Thursday 8th of October 2015

One of my favorite combinations, pumpkin and chocolate!

Adreanna @ Glamp Laugh Love

Monday 5th of October 2015

What a fast and easy recipe! Thanks for sharing Holly Adre