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Cake Mix Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies

Cake Mix Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36

Soft pumpkin cookies are topped with homemade cream cheese frosting and an extra sprinkle of spice. The secret to these fall-inspired cookies is Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Cookies

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
1/3
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1
egg
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1
tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Frosting

6
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
3
tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/4
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Topping

1/2
teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat 8 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup softened butter and pumpkin with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or until well blended; scrape side of bowl. Beat in egg until smooth. On low speed, beat in cake mix and 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice until blended. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat Frosting ingredients with spoon until smooth. Spread about 2 teaspoons frosting on each cookie. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice on tops of frosted cookies. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Pumpkin pie spice is a staple spice in many fall recipes, and easy to make: Mix 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice and 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves. Store mixture in a clean small jar.
  • You can freeze leftover pumpkin in an airtight container for your favorite recipes. Just thaw and stir before adding.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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