Pumpkin Cookies

I don’t usually do posts like this – I try to keep this blog mostly about scrapbooking because I like it that way. But one little unexpected surprise over the weekend meant that I couldn’t finish the layouts I was working on. And my house is for sale so I can’t leave anything out when I’m not scrapbooking.

Plus, traffic problems tonight so instead of an hour, it took me an hour and forty minutes to get home. Any ounce of creativity I thought I would have tonight is gone.  As much as I would like to scrapbooking right now and finishing layouts for my posts this week, it’s not going to happen. I just want to curl up on the couch and stare at the TV. Tomorrow is another day, right? All I can do is keep a smile on my face and just power through it.

So… What’s a scrapbooking blogger to do? Share a recipe, of course! LOL. Why not?

I’m not a very good baker. I’m a great cook, but I have no patience for precise measuring, which is what you need to do to bake. So this recipe is perfect for me. Dump a spice cake mix into a bowl, add a can of pumpkin and stir. Fold in chocolate chips. Drop on cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. I saw this recipe posted by many people on Pinterest so I’m not going to give credit to anyone in particular.

I’m not a huge pumpkin fan so it surprises me how much I’m enjoying these. But pumpkin is supposed to be so good for you so I’m making an effort to like it. Or, it could just be the dark chocolate chips that make anything magically taste yummy! I’ve made other types of cookies from cake mixes and they always turn out great. A bit softer and chewier than other cookies but that’s no problem for me because I keep cookies in the freezer. I know it’s strange, but I like them cold.

I hope to be back later this week with at least one paper crafting project. Maybe tomorrow I’ll be feeling more creative?

Thanks for dropping by today!


  1. this looks so yummy! might have to try it! tfs!!!

  2. Hey, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, or in your case, these delicious cookies! Love that recipe!

  3. Looks great! I am not a good baker. The food taste great but not pretty.

  4. These look delicious and SO easy too! My kind of cookie 🙂

    Funny thing about those Studio Calico sprays, I went on the hunt for them because of you! After you suggested I spritz my corrugated Christmas shapes with the white Mister Huey’s I looked online, but didn’t want to pay the shipping costs at Scrapbook.com as Two Peas was out of stock. On Friday I made a random stop at my LSS and I was FLOORED when they had them! They are so sporadic in what they carry. I picked up the last Calico Shine and last white they had. They had three other colors, can’t remember what they are now. Anyway, it’s all thanks to you! 🙂

  5. I like cookies cold too. My husband thinks I’m nuts but I think they taste better, especially chocolate ones. Yum. lol. Glad I know I’m not the only one.

  6. 1 1/2 drive home from work…I would just want to vegg on the couch as well.
    Not a fan of pumpkin either, but these look good.
    I like to bake because I need rules, Cooking you can just wing it, and I have trouble with that, lol

  7. Most nights I don’t feel like doing much of anything, with the change in daylight (our days are very short) it makes me want to sleep most of the evening away, kinda like hibernating. LOL! So I can relate 🙂 Your cookies look easy and tasty 🙂

  8. Oh these look yummy and so simple to make. I just might have to try them for one of the numerous events we have coming up where I’m supposed to bring a little treat.


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