Three Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Do you ever have a craving for something sweet, chocolatey and want something FAST?? I have the perfect recipe for you! These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies have only 3 ingredients, all of which you probably have on hand. If you currently don't, it's certainly not a bad idea to stock up on these ingredients so that if in a pinch, you can make delicious cookies super fast for a party or potluck dinner.

I love all things pumpkin when this time of year comes around, whether it be carving them with your kids, or any of the delicious pumpkin foods including pumpkin bread, cookies, cheesecake, etc. This recipe could be my favorite though because of how easy it is and how they turn out perfectly every time!

Not only are these cookies scrumptious, they are also packed full of nutrients because of the pumpkin. Here are 8 of the greatest health benefits of pumpkin:

  1. Pumpkins keep the eyesight sharp. One cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin contains more than 200% of your daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision.
  2. Pumpkins aid weight loss. With three grams per one-cup serving and only 49 calories, it can keep you feeling full for longer on fewer calories.
  3. Pumpkin seeds can help your heart. Nuts and seeds, including those of pumpkins, are naturally rich in certain plant-based chemicals called phytosterols that have been shown in studies to reduce LDL or "bad" cholesterol.
  4. Pumpkins may reduce cancer risk. Pumpkins boast the antioxidant beta-carotene, which may play a role in cancer prevention, according to the National Cancer Institute. And the plant sterols in pumpkin seeds have also been linked to fighting off certain cancers.
  5. Pumpkins protect the skin. The same free-radical-neutralizing powers of the carotenoids in pumpkin that may keep cancer cells at bay can also help keep the skin wrinkle-free, Health magazine reported.
  6. Pumpkin seeds can boost your mood. Pumpkin seeds are rich in the amino acid tryptophan, which is important in production of serotonin, one of the major players when it comes to our mood, WebMD reports. A handful of roasted pumpkin seeds may help your outlook stay bright.
  7. Pumpkins can help after a hard workout. A cup of cooked pumpkin has more of the refueling nutrient potassium, with 564 milligrams compared to a banana's 422. A little extra potassium helps restore the body's balance of electrolytes after a heavy workout and keeps muscles functioning at their best.
  8. Pumpkins can boost your immune system. One cup of cooked pumpkin contains more than 11 milligrams of Vitamin C, or nearly 20 percent of the 60 milligrams the IOM recommends women need daily . (Men should aim for around 75 milligrams.)



1 box spice cake , unprepared
1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin
1 bag (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Mix together dry spice cake mix and pumpkin until completely blended.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Drop onto sprayed cookie sheet

Bake for 8-9 minutes

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    Mary Richardson
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