Pumpkin Cookies or Muffins and must have Pumpkin recipes for Fall

Today is a continuation of my Fall Recipe Celebration. Today the recipe are all using pumpkin. I am sharing a really simple recipe. If you don’t have this one already, you should. It’s a recipe that you make with just 3 ingredients: pumpkin, a spice cake mix, and chocolate chips.

Now I have always used this recipe to make cookies, but I recently saw Kate over at Our Best Bites use the same recipe to make muffins. So I decided to give it a try. Mine didn’t turn out with a nice smooth muffin top like Kate’s did, they they worked. This recipe could pass for either muffins or cookies. I think I prefer them in cookie form. So try this recipe and you choose cookie or muffin. (FYI, if you make the cookies with just the cake mix and pumpkin and make 48 cookies they are only 1 point each for Weight Watchers)

Now here is my list of must have pumpkin recipe to make this Fall season.

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
– this recipe uses fresh cranberries and is oh so good. I have made it for neighbors and got many compliments.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread – this recipe is a staple for every year. Make it with chocolate chips or leave them out.
Pumpkin Cheesecake – I’m not a fan of pumpkin pie, but I love this pumpkin cheese. Plus it is so easy to make.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies – now if you are in a hurry you can make the cake mix version, but I really love my made from scratch version best. I have also made it with cinnamon chips in place of the chocolate chips. This is always made at least twice during the Fall season at our house.
Pumpkin Waffles – These waffles are delicious but what makes them really good is the orange walnut butter that goes with them. The orange adds a whole new dimension to the pumpkin flavor.
Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes – this one is a new recipe I discovered last year and is now a family favorite. The cream filling compliments the pumpkin cupcake so well.

Easy Pumpkin Cookies or Muffins

1 spice cake mix
1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin
1 cup of chocolate chips

Mix cake mix and pumpkin together until well blended and all moist. Mix in chocolate chips. Now is where you get to choose. For cookies: drop by the spoonful on cookie sheet sprayed with non stick cooking spray and bake at 350 for 8 to 15 minutes, time depends on how big you make them. For muffins: fill greased or lined muffin tins. You’ll get about 16 muffins. Fill the muffin tin full, the batter won’t rise that much. Bake at 350 for 22-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Another variation for the cookies or muffins is to replace the chocolate chips with nuts. Then when cookies or muffins are cooled, drizzle with cream cheese icing (about 1 cup).

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12 comments on “Pumpkin Cookies or Muffins and must have Pumpkin recipes for Fall

  • I just came home for winter break from college, and I immediately tried these out once I finally got a kitchen to myself again. They’re delicious and easy! Thank you for all the fun recipes!

  • I couldn’t get the link to the cream filled cupcakes to work

  • I tried clicking your link to your from scratch pumpkin chocolate chip cookies… and it didn’t work. 🙁

  • I love these cookies so much! They are dangerous to have around because i can't stop eating them.

  • The pumpkin muffins were pretty good ~ i added an egg and some applesauce to help thin it out a bit. Then sprinkled on some brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg on the top ~ delicious!

  • Loved the pumpkin muffins! I need to check out some of your other recipes.

  • Oh my goodness! I love your blog! I hope you don't mind, but I may need to use one of your yummy fall pumpkin recipes for one of my "11 days of Fall" posts. I'll definitely give you credit and link back to your blog. THanks for all your awesome kitcheness!

  • Another great Fall ingredient is zucchini, which I happen to love. There are lots of zucchini casseroles out there, and here is one that's super tasty:

    Serves: 6

    Cooking Time: 20 min

    * 2 pound zucchini, sliced (3 medium)
    * 1 tablespoon butter
    * 1/4 cup dairy sour cream
    * 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1/8 teaspoon paprika
    * 1 egg yolk, beaten
    * 1 tablespoon chopped chives
    * 1/2 cup cracker crumbs
    * 2 tablespoon melted butter


    1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.

    2. Cook zucchini in a small amount of boiling salted water until tender-crisp.

    3. Drain and place in greased 1 1/2-quart casserole.

    4. Meanwhile, melt the 1 tablespoon of butter.

    5. Stir in sour cream, cheese, salt and paprika; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted.

    6. Remove from heat and stir in egg yolk and chives.

    7. Stir into zucchini.

    8. Toss crumbs with the 2 tablespoons of melted butter.

    9. Place over zucchini.

    10. Bake in moderate oven (350F degrees) for 20 minutes.

  • Apple recipes one day and pumpkin the next, plus the cool weather where I am. It's getting me in the fall mood for sure!

  • Great looking pumpkin recipes. I'll bookmark this page and try some out soon! Thanks 🙂

  • This looks so good! I love your recipes! I'm going to add you to my blog list if that's ok! http://www.mominthepink.blogspot.com
    Thanks for sharing all of these yummy things!

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