I Did A Bad, Bad Thing – Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies

I recently discovered cake mix cookies.  I think I am obsessed.

I am in big trouble people.  Four, maybe five ingredients, mix it up in a bowl with just a spoon, bake and you have the most delicious, soft and chewy cookies in endless flavor combinations?  Like I said, BIG trouble, and it’s all because of Pinterest, Ashley at Kitchen Meets Girl and this recipe for Funfetti Cheesecake Cookies.

I pinned this recipe a while back and then a few weeks ago I decided to try it out and made a batch.  The next day I made two more batches to take into work.  These cookies are addictive, and while I sat stuffing them into my face my mind was going wild with all the possibilities.  Take any cake mix, and box of pudding, vegetable oil, 2 eggs and  some kind of chocolate chip type add-in and you have the easiest, yummiest cookies ever!

I knew I wanted to use the Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin cake mix I picked up at the grocery store.  I also had a bag of Heath Toffee Bits, and after my first taste of the aforementioned Funfetti Cheesecake Cookies I bought out Acme’s supply of JELL-O cheesecake pudding mix so I had tons of that.

Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies

Pumpkin.  Toffee.  Cheesecake.  Do I really need to say anything else?

Okay, I will!

These cookies are THE BEST!!!!!  The pumpkin cake mix and cheesecake pudding go perfectly together, and combined with the bits of chewy toffee… well, it’s about as awesome as a bin full of puppies.

English: Puppies in a bin.
English: Puppies in a bin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you haven’t tried them yet, you MUST make a batch of cake mix cookies.  They come together so fast and disappear even faster!  You just mix up a few ingredients in a bowl, roll the dough into balls, and bake!

cake mix cookies

After 8-10 minutes you have this:

Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookie

And then once they’ve cooled you will eat them all a few and be transported to cookie heaven.  From zero to two batches of insanely good cookies in less than an hour?  Hell yeah.

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies
(adapted from Funfetti Cheesecake Cookies by Kitchen Meets Girl)


1 box Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin cake mix
1 small box instant cheesecake pudding mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup Hershey’s Heath Toffee Bits, divided

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies


1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2.  Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil and eggs in a medium bowl until a dough forms.  Mix in 3/4 cup of the Heath Toffee Bits.
3.  I just grabbed blobs of dough and rolled them into balls, but you can use a cookie scoop if you prefer.  Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Use the remaining Toffee Bits to press some into the top of each cookie.
4.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies begin to brown slightly.  Remove from oven, cool for 2 minutes and then move to a wire rack.

Makes about 24 cookies.

Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies

The only thing I don’t like about these cake mix cookie recipes is that you can only squeeze 24 cookies out of a batch, but they are so easy to make that doubling up on the recipe is no problem at all!

I’ll be back soon with another cake mix cookie recipe.  Did I mention I was obsessed?


26 thoughts on “I Did A Bad, Bad Thing – Pumpkin Toffee Cheesecake Cookies

  1. So unfortunately we don’t get the pumpkin cake mix here in in Canada, how would you make these with canned pumpkin and regular cake mix, we do get everything else 🙂 Thank you!

  2. I am so making these today 🙂 I was going to bake a pumpkin cake but you have swayed me once again! Keep swaying, keep swaying!!

  3. Oh my word. These look amazing! What an awesome combo! I’ve never made the cake mix kind with pudding before. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe at Saturday Night Fever – these are fantastic and I’m totally making them! Pinning to our group board! See you on Saturday! 🙂

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  4. I made the carmel apple ones too and I think I went to cookie heaven!!! I think I better go back to the store later and buy yp all the cake mixes before they are all gone!!!!

      1. thank you again for sharing and I am looking forward to your next creation. First time I have used a cake mix and now you have me hooked, can’t wait to see what is next!!!! 🙂

  5. Hi. I want to make the Pumpkin cookie mix into cut-out cookies & don’t know what to add to do so. Any thoughts? I will have to grab more mixes at the store so I can make your recipe too!!!!

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