gluten-free pumpkin cakies


Pumpkin Cakies - a fluffy, cake-like cookie simply made from a cake mix and gluten-free |

What are pumpkin cakies?

Cakies* is a term to describe cookies that are not as thin and crispy as a cookie. These are the type of cookies I prefer. Fluffier, lighter, and they tend to be not quite as sugary. For this particular cookie, I used a pre-made cake mix.

I love the idea of using a cake mix to make cookies. It is a simpler way to make cookies quickly. 

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Vanilla Cake Mix - I used Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1-2 teaspoons pumpkin spice


Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix the cake mix, pumpkin puree, and spice in a bowl until combined. This creates a much thicker dough than cake batter. Drop ~ 1 tbsp of dough onto a cookie sheet. These really did not spread much for me, so you do not have to worry about placing the dough mounds close together. Bake for 8-12 minutes. 

I bet these would taste great with some cream cheese frosting.
*I wish I could say I coined the term, but I did not. I first saw it used here.