DROP WHAT YOU’RE DOING.
STOP THE PRESS.
HOLD THE PHONE.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
AND ALL THE COOKIE LOVERS UNITE!
These Pumpkin Spice Crinkles are THE cookies of fall! Can fall have a cookie mascot? Can this cookie be that mascot?
I am a HUGE sweets eater. Desserts all day, please. My sweet tooth is actually a terrible trait to have and has gotten aggressively stronger since having my second child – my hips would agree. But mama likes what mama likes. Sorry for you waistline.
Now look, I know there are a lot of you out there going “not ANOTHER freaking pumpkin ANYTHING?!”
I must say, I love me a good pumpkin pie and you can give me all the pumpkin fall scented candles. The growing obsession with pumpkin spice lattes and the like may seem a little excessive. However! for the sake of your taste buds’ happiness, I decided to jump on that PS lovin’ bandwagon and share this masterpiece with you. You’re welcome.
I was introduced to crinkles one Christmas by my mom, who I most definitely got this ridiculous sweet tooth from. They were lemon flavored (you can also give me all the lemon baked goods, please and thank you), sweet and just a little chewy. Basically, they were perfect and I fell in love, y’all. So I decided to try to kick it up a notch and see how I could put a taste of fall into these cookies.
There’s no doubt that these will get approval from your kids and husbands. I have two of the world’s pickiest eaters residing in my house and they can’t get enough of them.
The beauty of these cookies is that they are SO easy to make because all you need is 3 ingredients for the basic cookie (a few more if you wanna add a little spice to ya cookie life) + a few minutes and you’re sitting in powdered sugar heaven. Plus, they are ridiculously easy to customize. HALLELUJER!
Okay, are you ready for the goods?
- One box of white cake mix
- 2 cups of whip cream
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie spice
- 1/8 cup + 1 tablespoon of pumpkin puree
- Mix ingredients together. (This is a very thick and sticky batter. Do not use a whisk unless you want to hate yourself. If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle. If not, mix with a spoon or fork. Trust me on this.)
- Roll into small balls, about an inch thick. (Before rolling, I would suggest keeping your hands damp or keeping a wet towel near you so that the dough doesn’t stick to your hands.)
- Roll dough balls into powdered sugar.
- Bake @350 for 10-12 minutes.
These are addicting so watch your intake or you’ll find yourself 8 cookies deep and realize that you’ve almost devoured an entire box of cake mix and tub of whip cream. Please eat responsibly.
*For the original crinkles, it only takes one box of your choice of cake mix, 2 cups of whip cream and one egg. Prep the same and bake @350 for 8-10 minutes. The pumpkin spice cookies took a tad longer to bake fully because of the added pumpkin.
Love the pumpkin spice? What is your fave flavor?