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Cake Mix Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies

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  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36
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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™ Super Moist™ golden cake mix.
Created Jun 1, 2018
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  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ golden cake mix
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 170 g (from 250 g pkg) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


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    In large bowl, beat 250 g 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 baking sheets.
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    Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes; remove from baking sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
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    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

  • Tip 1
    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.
  • Tip 2
    You can freeze leftover pumpkin in an airtight container for your favourite recipes. Just thaw and stir before adding.

Nutrition Information

140 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 15g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 36
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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