Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies from Cake Mix

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cookies from Cake Mix

Who doesn’t love a good pumpkin recipe? But let’s be honest, sometimes all the work involved with pumpkin bakes can get a little daunting. And by daunting, I mean killing any desire you might have to actually make something that includes those original orange gourds of fall. That’s when these salted caramel pumpkin cookies come in to save the day!

pumpkin cookies

These cookies are super easy to make, but they taste like you spent hours in your kitchen slaving over a hot stove. The caramel bits are rich and buttery, and the pumpkin puree gives them just the right amount of sweetness without being cloying. And let’s not forget about that salted caramel topping!

You only need 5 ingredients:

Spice Cake Mix

Pumpkin Puree

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Caramel Bits

Salted Caramel Frosting

The cookies are so easy to make. All you need is a super moist Spice Cake Mix. This recipe makes about 18 cookies, but you can easily double it. I would suggest storing these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freezing them for up to 3 months.

If you’re looking for a fall dessert that’s out of the box, give these salted caramel pumpkin cookies a try. The taste and the textures will surprise you, and the process is surprisingly simple. 


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salted caramel pumpkin cookies from cake mix


These pumpkin cookies are soft and chewy and topped with the most heavenly salted caramel frosting.  The perfect dessert for Fall!


  • 1 (15.25oz) Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 (15oz) Can Pumpkin Puree
  • 2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/2 c caramel bits
  • 1 c Salted Caramel Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, add the cake mix, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and mix well. Then fold in caramel bits.
  3. Spoon onto a baking sheet lined with a slipmat, about 2″ apart.
  4. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice (optional)
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 74
  • Sugar: 17.1 g
  • Sodium: 110 mg
  • Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.8 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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