The two ingredients are:
1 box spice cake mix
1 (15 oz.) can of pumpkin
The first thing I would do (and I did NOT do this, but should have) is sift the cake mix. I had a really hard time getting the clumps out and it is quite obvious in my finished cookies.
Add the can of pumpkin to the sifted cake mix and stir until it is well mixed.
|Still lots of cake mix chunks.|
Use a cookie scope or a couple of spoons to drop the batter on to cookie sheets lined with either parchment paper or non-stick mats. Bake for 13-15 minutes.
Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool, then top (or sandwich) with icing if desired.
That's all! These cookies are super soft, cakey and oh so delicious. I made them pretty small so every time I ate one I didn't feel too guilty. Of course after eating about 10 in a day, I ended up feeling guilty after all. Below are the options I tried for icing the cookies. The sandwich ones ended up being a little bigger than I wanted, so I iced most of them just on top.
Option 1: Scoop a big dollop of icing on the bottom of one cookie, then top it with another cookie. Excessive? Yes. Did I still eat a couple like that? You betcha.
Option 2: Pipe a little swirl of icing on the bottom of one cookie then top with a second cookie. Much less icing than option 1, but still a pretty big cookie bite.
Option 3: (Seen at the back of this next picture) Just pipe a little swirl on top of one cookie and call it good. :)