Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies

I’m on a PUMPKIN kick. I’m apologizing now if you’re not a pumpkin lover because I may have a few more Pumpkin recipes in the works. If you love pumpkin, then you’ll be happy because every PUMPKIN recipe I’ve made so far has turned out FABULOUS!! And that means a lot coming from me because I like pumpkin but I don’t love pumpkin. 😉

I’m calling this next recipe Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies. They’re a spin off of my Gooey Butter Cookies. I brought them to a church function Saturday night, and they were gone in no time. The best part about them is they are so soft and gooey and are perfect for this time of year. I like that you can taste the pumpkin but it’s not too pumpkin-y. The recipe also includes cream cheese (and BUTTER!!), so you know it has to be good. 😀

Ooey Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies!! They are so soft, easy, yummy and perfect for fall! #pumpkin #cookies

Pretty much any recipe with Cream Cheese and Butter is a keeper in my book. This is one I hope to make every year in the fall when the Pumpkin Cake Mix is out. :)
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Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies
  • 1 Perfectly Pumkin Cake Mix
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese bar softened
  • 1 egg
  • powdered sugar
  1. Beat butter, vanilla, egg and cream cheese until fluffy. Mix in cake mix.
  2. Chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll into balls and dip in a bowl of powdered sugar.
  4. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, and sift powdered sugar on top if desired.

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies - 1

Found this Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix in the Halloween section at Target. I haven’t spotted it anywhere else just yet but will let you know if I do. It’s LIMITED EDITION so if you love pumpkin I’d stock up on it. :)

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies #pumpkin
YUMMY Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cookies! { }

I’m telling ya – so soft and delicious! You will definitely want to give them a try.

And I’d love to hear if you do. I hope you guys like them as much as we did. :)

For more Gooey Goodness be sure to check out:

Gooey Strawberry Bars

Ooey Gooey Strawberry Bars. These are so good and gooey! #strawberry

Gooey Funfetti Sugar Cookies

These Gooey Funfetti Sugar Cookies are AH-mazing! { } #cookies #funfetti

Gooey Butter Bars

Ooey Gooey Butter Bars - yes, please!! An easy dessert that everyone loves { }

Lots of GOOEY Recipes, I know!! 😀

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  1. 1

    These look delicious! I’m definitely going to have to try them soon! :)

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  2. 3

    hummmmm…..delicious!!!from Spain. I love your blog. 😉

  3. 5

    I’m sorry if it sounds stupid but…. what makes them gooey? Like, when you bite into the cookie, is it just a little wet inside? (Wet is a bad word, I know.) I’m trying to picture. thanks!

    • 6

      LOL!! Not a dumb question at all!! They are gooey because they are very soft and moist (hate that word :/). The butter and cream cheese make them that way and instead of calling them SOFT and MOIST PUMPKIN COOKIES, GOOEY describes them better. Plus, that was what the recipe was called when my mom first found it years and years ago. :)

  4. 7

    Man alive, Krystin! These look unbelievably delicious! You always have the best desserts!

    By the way, I linked to this in my own blog. Loved it soooo much! Thanks!

  5. 9
    Lisa Langston :

    Hi, I HAVE to make these cookies! They are calling my name. Do you think one could freeze this dry cake mix. Since its limited edition it won’t be on the shelves long so I thought I would stock up and freeze it. What is your opinion on this?
    Thanks so much!

  6. 10

    These were great. I couldn’t get the right cake mix so I used “spice cake” instead. It gave them a real gingerbread flavor. Very good…

  7. 14

    Ok these look delicious! I was wondering if you could tell me what store sells that cake mix? I would love to make these and looked at one grocery store with no success!

  8. 16

    Wanting to make these for a fundraiser. Does anyone know what the shelf life is on these? Thanks

  9. 18

    What brand was the cake mix? I’m having a hard time finding it. I found a pumpkin creme Pillsbury mix?

    • 19

      Never mind, I just realized there is a picture of it :) for some reason the pictures were not loading when I looked at it the first time! I still cannot find the mix, so I may try it with the pumpkin creme one and it may be a huge fail! We will see. Thanks!

      • 20

        Let me know how it goes if you use the Pumpkin Creme. I’ve seen the mix at Target and Walmart with other seasonal baking products. :)

  10. 21

    Do you think a cream cheese icing would be good on these.. I want to make them for an upcoming dinner party.

    • 22

      I definitely think Cream Cheese frosting would go great on these. I would just make sure to pat them down a bit so they’re not so curved on top so they’ll be easier to frost. :)

  11. 23
    Nicole Sullivan :

    How many cookies does this batch make?

  12. 25

    Hello! I accidentally bought perfectly pumpkin cookie mix. Do you think that will work?

  13. 27

    What if u can’t find that cake mix??

  14. 28

    Hi, how much cream cheese do you use? 1.8 oz or 1/8 of the cream cheese bar

  15. 30

    Hi, this is Sally again…………I think it was me as the cookies did turn out great after all, and I never bake anything unless it is from scratch, but now these will always be a regular for me as being 74, it help save me many steps………………….so thanks for the reply, but they did turn out well after all. Merry Christmas, sally

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