Chocolate pumpkin cookies


Chocolate pumpkin cookies -only 3 ingredients to make! So easy and yummy!

Do you ever have those day where you just want to hide in the closet with some chocolate?! Saturday was one of those days. My husband was working late, the kids were destroying everything in site, deadlines were approaching and the stress was rising. I decided once the kids were in bed I was just going to relax! That’s what Saturday nights are for right?! ;)

I spotted these pumpkin kisses at Target earlier that day and decided to bake up these yummy chocolate pumpkin cookies. I wanted something easy and fast and these hit the spot just right! So so good! I turned on some good ol’ Friday night lights, sat down on the couch and it felt SO good to just relax. I think sometimes I forget that it is good to just have no plans. Suddenly my day was softened while I was all snuggled up on the couch with a warm blanket and cookie.3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin kiss cookies recipe easy and yummy!


Now I have to say you are either going to LOVE or hate these pumpkin spice hershey kisses… so you can make these cookies with or without the kisses. I absolutely LOVE them with the pumpkin kisses, but my husband preferred the cookies without them. You can also turn this recipe into muffins too, which is really yummy.

Did you make this recipe?

Chocolate pumpkin kiss cookies


  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix (chocolate will work too or your favorite cake mix)
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 bag pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses


1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
2. In a large bowl combine cake mix and pumpkin. Stir or use a mixer until dough is smooth.
3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Scoop cookie dough onto the pan and then bake for 8-10 minutes.
4. Remove pan and allow to cool for one minute on pan. Gently press kisses in the center of the cookies and then place cookies on a cooling rack.

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3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin cookies

That’s it! Can it get any easier? Theses chocolate pumpkin cookies are perfect for the “non-baker.” ;) Here’s what they look like as muffins. Note: You will need to bake the muffins for about 20-30 minutes. I found those cute baking cups here.

3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin muffins

Yummy both ways! With one batch you can get about 24 cookies or 12 muffins. Feel free to double it!

3 ingredient chocolate pumpkin kiss cookies recipe easy and yummy!

Make some of these bad boys! You deserve a treat!

I’m curious…how do you relax after a long day?

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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230 comments on “Chocolate pumpkin cookies”

  1. By cooking up a dish

  2. These cookies look amazing! Love pumpkin!!! To make hard days easier I like to take a long bubble bath and sometimes have a special treat!

  3. I think I commented, but I don’t see it… I usually just need a nap on hard days.

  4. Love fall. My very favorite season. And then all of the wonderful and meaningful holidays and celebrations to follow. And wonderful fall flavors like these!

  5. I take mommy timeouts in my bedroom with some really bad tv (kardashians usually)

  6. oops…..I make life’s harder moment’s softer by hugging my kitty and having a chocolate treat for me and a salmon treat for her

  7. With lots of wine and chocolate!

  8. I hard days softer by heading to my craft room when the kids are in bed and creating wonderful things :)

  9. Lots of coffee, with coconut creme creamer!

  10. By cooking dinner or reading a book.

  11. Chocolate always makes my day better!

  12. Adding one of my favorite scents to my Scentsy warmer & cooking something delicious.

  13. I take to the bath. With books and magazines and a giant bottle of water. For others: I bake and launder their bedding so they can cozy up in a great smelling bed.

  14. I make hard things soft by taking some me time. A little shopping, blogging, painting my nails or just relaxing with a movie

  15. I have a nice dinner.

  16. Wow! These look great- and so easy! Thanks!

    I make my days “softer” by doing a nightly guided meditation. It’s so relaxing!

  17. I cuddle up with my dog, a good book and some chamomile tea.

  18. I will escape in a good book!

  19. I take a nap!

  20. So yummy! Going to make a batch today! Thanks for sharing!

  21. I make hard days soft by taking a hot bubble bath drinking a glass of wine and usually reading a gossip magazine

  22. I try to steal some time for a good book — that always improves a hard day.

  23. These cookies look yummy, can’t wait to make them!

  24. I make hard days soft by talking to people I care about and taking little breaks.

  25. A hot bath, wine and chocolate!

  26. I make hard days soft by climbing right back into my bed and dreaming about great times!

  27. I make hard days soft by taking some time to focus on my blessings and resting.

  28. By taking a break for hot tea for me and juice or lemonade for the kids. It’s a nice treat and helps us slow down.

  29. I find that my pets are always a good way to de-stress for me … just a few minutes cuddling or playing with them and I feel lots better :)

  30. To make really hard days easier (which have been a lot lately!) I make them nicer by watching something like Friends with my husband. We laugh and forget about our hard days!

  31. I’m kind of like you. I like curling up with a movie or book. Also going for a walk or doing yoga helps a lot.

  32. I take a breath and start to read a good book.

  33. When life gets a little bumpy, I like to soften it up with some baking. however, I bake for other people. it makes me feel good! :)

  34. I always try to look on the bright side of things, even if it’s just “it could be worse” or “it’ll be better next time” but really a walk with the kids and/or the dog totally does the trick.

  35. Update my throw pillows to Fall theme colors and adding up extra fiber fills. comfy! :)

  36. By eating some chocolate!

  37. By cooking with kids ;)

  38. Homemade cookies make anything better! Also spending time with my boys, they make everything better too!

  39. Sweets, couch and movie time, and cuddling with my boyfriend!

  40. A good book, a candle, and my favorite warm beverage

  41. By making up an easy and quick chocolate mug cake and then watch some reality tv.

  42. I make hard days soft by pulling out some yarn and my crochet hooks.

  43. GREATgiveawy! Looks yummy.

  44. By taking time to smell the roses.

  45. By getting a big squeeze from my two girls!

  46. I had one yesterday…I just tried to relax, played some Candy Crush and found some funny videos to watch to make me laugh!

  47. By getting a hug from my mom!

  48. Something sweet and a book make hard days better!

  49. I escape with a cup of tea and a good book or a nice bubble bath

  50. I head out to Target to do some shopping. That always makes my day feel softer, along with a sweet decaf coffee drink. ;)

  51. Listening to Josh Groban music

  52. I read my Bible and bake to make my hard days better.

  53. We make some comfort food as a family & just tune out the outside noise of the day.

  54. I make myself a cup of tea and take a bubble bath.

  55. I relax by knitting while listening to a good book.

  56. oh those cookies look yummy & easy to make! When I have a hard day, some things that make it soft are taking a nap, writing a letter to a friend and chocolate chip frap from starbucks! :)

  57. I soften my day by curling up on the couch with a soft blanket and Pinterest.

  58. Go to bed early with a good book!

  59. Baking something and eating it while it’s still warm.

  60. I like to cuddle with my cat. She is so soft.

  61. by looking on the bright side of things!

  62. I read a book or watch a movie

  63. Our neighbor trains pigeons. When I see them circling outside, I go sit out on the patio and wait for them to circle over our house… he usually does it early in the morning, so the brisk air, animals chirping, and the sounds of all their wings flying together… it’s so relaxing.

  64. I like to stop take a deep breath and remember what is important!

  65. I watch a movie.

  66. I like to site down with my kids and read. It’s a break for all the things on my to-do list, and it helps all of us calm down.

  67. Anything pumpkin! Must try the Hershey’s pumpkin kisses soon. What could be better than a chocolate pumpkin cookie and a snuggley soft blanket and a good book!

  68. YUMMY! I love pumpkin cookies, and of course I love chocolate. The best of both worlds….Yay!

  69. To make hard days easier…I give each of my kiddos a great big hug to put life back into perspective and all priorities set right again!

  70. I make hard days soft by listening to music (especially Jack Johnson), or making music (especially playing ukulele).

  71. I am so exited to try your cookie recipe. I have been making the devils food cake mix / pumpkin muffins for a few years and everyone loves them.
    I enjoy reading, baking and crafting to relax.

  72. I usually end a hard day with a cup of coffee and a good cry. Sometimes you just gotta let it out so you can be done with it. :)

  73. I love to sit down with my kids and just laugh and play and remember the good things! Too often I get stressed about life and forget to just live in the moment.

  74. I make a hard day soft by putting the “to do” list aside and just playing with my kids. It makes all of us more happy and relaxed.

  75. by eating something delicious

  76. Hard days are made easier by giving ourselves a break…putting off the dishes and laundry in favor of an extra snuggle or storytime, letting the kids enjoy some extra TV or video games so mom and dad have a few minutes together when he comes home, or sleeping in an extra hour without feeling guilty about all the “should be doings”. Thank You for the giveaway!

  77. I tried to make these… The cookie batter came out very whipped looking – I think I over mixed them. The end result although VERY tasty were very cake like in texture. Any advice to remedy this. :)

  78. I cuddle with my poodle.


  79. I make them soft by taking a moisturizing bath and eating a treat

  80. Put the kids to bed early and take a long hot bubble bath with the lights off, and maybe a glass of wine.

  81. If possible, quiet time with my Bible is the most sure way to soften my heart on hard days. If quiet isn’t looking promising, I usually turn on music, and me and my 2 toddlers dance…it lightens the mood and gets wiggles out!

  82. I usually listen to music and scrapbook to make a hard day softer lol. or bake.. :)

  83. Dance party with my kids, it lightens the mood every time!

  84. I listen to some good music.

  85. I eat lots of chocolate!

  86. I get some quiet time and read a book!

  87. By eating a meal in peace (while my kids are napping) and in front of the TV:)

  88. I turn on the TV & just zone out to some comedy and try to forget my problems

  89. Your cookies reminded me that I bake cookies…ha really!:) Baking a delicious cookie and curling up with a good movie…great way to unwind from a long, hard day:)

  90. junk food. not too great, right? but oh so yummy!

  91. Once the kids are in bed and it’s been a hard day, it’s time for ice cream in bed! The perfect softness to end the day :)

  92. Watching a trashy tv show :)

  93. Lots of snuggles with my puppy!

  94. By reading a book

  95. i try and do physical exercise, after which I feel much better.

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  96. A cup of tea, a warm blanket, and snuggles with my puppy !

  97. I like to listen to music and let go!

  98. A big cuddle session with my little boy before he goes to bed always makes my day better!

  99. Relaxing with tv, email and a magazibe

  100. Snuggle with my girls

  101. i try to take time to relax and make good food to try to make days softer

  102. I would unwind and make my hard day soft by listening to music or reading.

  103. By Baking with the kids and reading books on the soft couch

  104. I’m a new mommy, and when those shots get us down, we do lots of extra snuggles! Thanks for the chance to win!

  105. I love to come home and cook up a dinner- usually just something simple but the chopping and sauteing helps to de-stress me

  106. Taking a nap or a shower or curling up on the couch with a book and a tasty snack :)

  107. I make hard days softer by baking, or if it is a really really hard day a quiet bedroom, a good book, and a cup of chai tea

  108. I make hard days soft by curling up with a cafe latte and a good book.

  109. I usually watch some good movie and eat ice cream :)

  110. Honestly, going to my scriptures is the best way to make it through any hard day.

  111. I soften up my days by yoga. A mix with tai chi and pilates is even better.

  112. I snuggle with my kids on the couch and soak up their sweetness!

  113. By hitting up a coffee joint for a jolt of sweet relief.

  114. A nice chilled glass of my favorite white wine and a few minutes outside by myself!

  115. I “soften” my days by reading. Apparently I need lots of softening because just this year I have read 87 books. But really, I have great kids and a great husband and I’m always trying to count my blessing. They are more plentiful than I sometimes realize. Thanks for the giveaway!

  116. I like to read a book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  117. i give myself extra chocolate and a hot cuppa coffee

  118. I relax with a cup of green tea.

  119. On those hard days, I like to pour a large glass of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and scrapbook or read a little.

  120. Making chocolate cake in a mug in the microwave and savoring each bite.

  121. I do it by pulling out whatever book I’m reading and ignoring my screaming, fighting boys for a while. :)

  122. Lately I’ve needed a nap but chocolate hits the spot too. Sometimes I snuggle on the couch and read with my son. That gives us both a break.

  123. We take the time to stop and be grateful every single day – plus we drink hot cocoa!

  124. I do that by reading, or praying, or just snuggling with my hubby. He makes everything better.

  125. A friend of mine just pointed out the new Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses and I said just yesterday wouldn’t something like a Peanut butter blossom cookie using these and a chocolate base be great? And today, tah! dah! here is a recipe. Looks yummy! Thanks :)

  126. I hug and kiss my kids & husband. That’s the best thing for softening hard days, feeling loved. :)

  127. I whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies- always chocolate chip since I can do it from memory.

  128. One of my favorite things to make a hard day soft is a good run. Running helps calm my soul :) Great recipe, cannot wait to try!

  129. I try and have a positive attitude!

  130. Family bike rides, cookies, and kisses work for me.

  131. By smiling and being happy. Also I pamper people for a living that helps! Love this recipe thanks!!

  132. After a long hard day, I shut myself in my kitchen and bake. What a great way to relieve stress. Oh and a glass of wine doesn’t hurt either!

  133. My 3 year old daughter and I had a blast making these together. She especially enjoyed pressing the kisses into the middle of the cookies. So tasty , thanks for the post. I like to make a hard day soft my smuggling up with my kids on the couch to enjoy a movie with a bowl of popcorn/m&m mix.

  134. A run or a dip in the hot tub works for me on hard days.

  135. Taking a deep breath and finding a calm moment makes hard days easier.

  136. oops! i hit add comment before writing anything. i relieve stress by spending time with my family.

  137. nothing a hot shower and early bed time cant fix!

  138. I do yoga!


  139. Sometimes with ice cream, or a snuggle session with my puppy or by seeing my sweet 9-week old niece!

  140. I make hard days soft by being thankful for things that are easy.

  141. When I look outside of myself, I can make my bad day good again. Looking for small ways to serve others brings me joy.

  142. I make hard days softer by baking cookies and taking a nice hot bubble bath.

  143. I curl up and read a good book, which puts a smile on my face. It’s always easier to work through hard things when you’ve got a smile.

  144. I take walks or a nap

  145. Adding chocolate to my day or getting a hug from my little one makes a hard day soft(er)

  146. I made these cookies last night and baked for 15 minutes. I put in the fridge overnight and the are still really soft this morning and fall apart when you pick them up. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Hmm…maybe try cooking them a little longer next time! I cooked mine about 15 minutes, but depending on the climate and oven temperature, it could vary! I’m sorry they didn’t turn out as well for you!

  147. I could hae sworn I wrot page, you exactly described my life! Husband is out of town, 5 kids destroying everything, is it saturday yet? We also have a splurge night on Sat. Can’t wait to go to Target to pick up those Kisses and bake! Thanks, can’t wait forSaturday night!

    • Aw, I’m glad I’m not the only one that has days like that! I hope your week has gotten better and that you enjoy these cookies tomorrow night. Such a yummy treat! :)

  148. If making muffins, how long would you cook them?

    I make my day softer by doing my devotional,  and eating sweets. Hopefully ones that aren’t too bad for me!

  149. For the chocolate cake mix, do I make the cake first with the eggs, oil, etc.? Or do I just mix the cake mix and pumpkin itself??? Thank you.

  150. Elizabeth Valadez Reply

    I can not wait to make these. But I have a question.  I dont know if you got this alot but its only 3 ingredients so you dont add the eggs or oil for the bake mix? Or you do? I just want to make them right lol 

  151. Making these today! Can’t wait – thank you! So you say in the recipe that you bake for 8-10 minutes but I thought in one of the comments you said you did yours for 15? Thanks for all your awesome recipes!

  152. I was really looking forward to making these cookies for an event and was a bit disappointed in the results, as they lacked any discernible flavor.  My recommendation would be to either make them with pumpkin pie mix or to add a teaspoon of pumpkin pie seasoning to the pumpkin.  That should help.  I actually sprinkled some on top of the cookies to serve them.  It did make an improvement.

    • I’m sorry you didn’t have good luck with these! They were pretty flavorful when I made them, but the pumpkin pie seasoning would definitely take them a step up! :)

  153. Have made the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies using the DARK CHOCOLATE CHIPS,   SPICE CAKE MIX, and
    CANNED PUMPKIN.  I always add about a 1T of PUMPKIN PIE SEASONING!!!   They were my husband’s favorite.  I can’t WAIT to try yours!!!

  154. I see lots of great comments here but I was wondering if anyone actually tried the recipe and if they liked it. Thanks!

  155. Do you add the cake mix ingredients to? 

  156. I just made these using a Spice cake mix. And when I added the pumpkin kiss I let it set a bit…pushed it down to melt and added a cinnamon chip to the center. They were delicious.

  157. I hope that this is not a silly question but I am unsure as to whether you make the cake mix up per the instructions or do you just add the dry ingredients and the pumpkin together.

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