healthier than candy pumpkin cookies

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Crystal Schlueter
from Babbitt, MN

I made these cookies for a friend's children, as they aren't allowed to eat candy or anything too unhealthy. The kids loved them and my friend approved! You can use canned cream cheese or sugar-free frosting, or make a homemade cream cheese frosting with reduced-fat cream cheese.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These yummy pumpkin cookies for Halloween are super moist and delicious. Most pumpkin cookies are very soft. Adding oatmeal to the batter gives the cookies a bit of texture. Topping with a bit of frosting and sprinkles makes them especially festive. Adults and kids will love these... a tasty fall treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 24
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For healthier than candy pumpkin cookies

  • 1 box
    boxed spice cake mix (18.25 oz)
  • 1 can
    pumpkin puree (not pie filling) (15 oz)
  • 2 lg
    egg whites
  • 1 c
    quick cooking oatmeal
  • 1 c
    frosting of your choice
  • festive sprinkles

How To Make healthier than candy pumpkin cookies

  • Cookie sheet with parchment paper.
    1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a large cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Cake mix, pumpkin, egg whites, and oatmeal in a bowl.
    2
    In a large bowl stir together the cake mix, pumpkin, egg whites, and oatmeal until combined.
  • Batter scooped onto baking sheet.
    3
    Drop heaping tablespoonfuls of batter onto the prepared pan.
  • Pumpkin cookies cooling on a wire rack.
    4
    Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes or until slightly firm yet cake like when gently pressed. Cool on wire racks.
  • Frosting the cooled cookies.
    5
    Once cookies are cooled completely, frost cookies.
  • Festive sprinkles sprinkled onto cookies.
    6
    Decorate with sprinkles. Makes about 24 cookies.
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