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Fall clearly calls for pumpkin everything! One of my favorite pumpkin recipes are these super easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Easy Traeger Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Recipe!

These are a family favorite and wow the crowd every time we make them. They taste insanely good while camping and are starting to become a hunting camp tradition.

My husband and son LOVE these {which says a lot because the hubby isn’t big on desserts}  This is a family recipe that my mom taught us to make, and everywhere you take these everyone wants the recipe. . . . they are so good you will want everyone to think you are this baking genius and they are super complex but they are far from.  

My husband recently got him (and me!) a Traeger and one of the first ideas he had for something different to cook on it were these Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. Brilliant! I didn’t have to heat up my house for dessert and just swapped out dinner for dessert while we ate and I can not explain the new robust spice flavors these cookies had.

Now I’ve got to try making our Mini Pumpkin Pies on the Traeger for Thanksgiving! These are super fun for the kiddos to make for get together too.

I love taking these to events, parties, etc because its a different spin on the regular pumpkin pie and will knock any other cookies out. Sorry! LOL. (Actually, our Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty popular too, It’s been compared to Crumbl!)

Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Make these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies ahead of time for your next camping trip and prep some of these other amazing camping recipes! If you are packing for your hunter be sure they have everything they need or prep for Christmas with this Guide for your hunter!

Want to learn how easy they really are? Get the recipe below!

How to make easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies on the Traeger:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

These pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are so moist, chewy and packed full of flavor. Wnat the pumpkin spice flavors to be more robust? Bake these on your Traeger.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cookie, Fall, Pumpkin Spice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Spiced Cake Mix

    ex. Betty Crocker Super Moist Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 Can (15 oz.) Pure Pumpkin Purée

  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Package (12 oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Combine Spiced Cake Mix, pure pumpkin purée and vanilla extract and mix.

  3. Fold in chocolate chips.

  4. Coat baking sheet in non stick cooking spray.

  5. Place 1" cookie dough onto cookie sheet (These are thick cookies, they do not spread or widen when they bake.) 

  6. Bake for 8-12 minutes.

Baking Cookies in your Traeger (This gives cookies spice a more robust flavor)

  1. Turn your Traeger on, open the lid and set to "Smoke" setting for 5 minutes.

  2. After 5 minutes of it on the smoke, adjust your tempature to the convetional heat of 350.

  3. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until cookies are poked and the mix comes out clean (minus melted chocolate chips. )

Recipe Notes

Cookies will rise a little in size but do not spread much in diameter.  

These taste great warm or cooled down and stay extremely moist when kept in air tight container.

Not a fan of chocolate chips?  We’ve substituted Chopped Walnuts and it was the perfect swap and combination.  

Over the last couple years I’ve done some easy to more advanced looks using just my makeup and some clothes I have in my closet for the perfect DIY Halloween costume ideas for moms! Below You can get inspired from Wednesday Addams, Glam Ninja Turtle, a Cat and Melted Face to Skeleton Makeup.

The best last minute DIY costume ideas for Moms and Women. How to. Easy DIY Costume for women and moms using just your makeup.

You’ve got everyone else ready for Halloween and realize you don’t know what you are going to be! I got you mama!

My go to and favorite for Halloween: Wednesday Addams. She is perfect for a DIY costume for moms. Using just your makeup and little black dress you’ll be Halloween ready in less than an hour!

DIY Makeup Wednesday Addams for Moms

I’m a sucker for Halloween. While most little girls dreamed of being princesses, I wanted to be Wednesday Addams. She has to be one of my all time favorite characters! Getting into character and embodying it for a day scares the shit out of my husband, making me love it more! Muhahah.

DIY Wednesday Addams is pretty easy to throw together, she’s all about letting your inner homicidal maniac out. Don’t try and hide your RBF, then use that little black dress you know you have in your closet pull over a collard shirt or our favorite cool weather sweaters, forget your spray tan, contour those cheeks and eye lids with a cool tone brown or grey, find your deepest darkest red/black lippy to match your Wednesdays mood and embrace her.

Most of all, have fun planting that little seed in your significant others brain about how dark and terrifying you really can be. It will come in handy throughout the year I promise 😉

Pro Tip: Buy a black wig and keep it! These are fairly cheap and you can just store it with your Halloween Decorations. It will come in handy for random costumes and events! Witches, Mavis, etc.

This Little Black T-Shirt Dress on Amazon would be great for a quick Wednesday Addams costume but versatile/ comfy to just have on hand! pair with a denim jacket for fall!

Feeling super creative and ready to push your makeup skills. Try this Melted face skull makeup that you can do at home using makeup you already have!

DIY MELTED FACE SKELETON MAKEUP

I was inspired by Desi Perkins for this makeup. I wanted to really to push my limits this last year, do something fun, scary but not to scary to make my kids not want to be around me, ha! And a little glam all balled into one for Halloween. I am so glad I did!!!

Check out Desi’s How to Video for some inspiration and then make her your own! Needing an idea for how to do your makeup on the glam side of your face, check out our fall makeup look perfect for this.

Melted Face Skeleton Makeup DIY costume for Mom

It’s my favorite look to date, and I wish I could have gotten better pics of it because it was honestly AMAZING and tripped everyone out a little. Mission accomplished!

You can style this makeup look however you want, a glam dress that’s distressed would be wicked! But I just went fairly simple for trick or treating and paired with my fav Over-the-knee boots, leggings and leather jacket.

Pro Tip: Don’t have the skin glue Desi uses, I used Lash Glue!

As you are getting ready for Halloween don’t forget to make your own Healthy Pumpkin Spiced Latte! It’s the perfect drink to get ready for the party or just cuddle up and read with.

I’m a boy mom as you’ve seen above with my little tribe. Therefore Ninja Turtles are a big deal. One year my oldest was Mikey from TMNT and I did a Donatello Mask for my Easy DIY Halloween costume.

Ninja Turtle Glam Makeup for Moms, easy DIY.

I went with the purple mask because I have green eyes it made them POP (but my old phone pics don’t pick this up) plus, I had a ton of purple eye shadow I could use on hand. This could work with a number of different masked super heros, but this was quick and simple. Just what I needed.

I pulled my hair back to give the illusion of the mask being tied back, curled it like this and threw on my TMNT tee shirt! My little boy was super excited that mama joined in on his costume.

Check out how to do your makeup like a cat for this quick and easy Halloween costume using just your everyday makeup!  

How to do your makeup like a cat for halloween.  Easy DIY Costume for women and moms using just your makeup.

I wanted to create a look for Halloween that is fun, fierce, easy and with things that you most likely will have on hand! 

With that, I started to think: I have my trusty Maybelline gel eyeliner that works wonders, easy to apply and create with.  Lately I have been obsessing over the cat eyed eyeliner. . .So why not take it to the NEXT level!  I don’t know a whole lot about cats other than they give me allergies and I can’t breath well while around them. . .Yes, I have looked a few in the eyes a time or two giving them my best dirty look! But every time I have looked at a cat, I am mesmerized by their eyes! I wanted the eyes to be the main focus of this look.  So low and behold. . . We have the Feline look! 

How to do your makeup like a cat for a DIY last minute Halloween costume:

First apply your foundation as you normally would.  Once you have completed that you can apply just a simple nude eye shadow to your eyes.  I used the Naked eye shadow pallet, and used the “pink” color for my lid, and the brown/taupe color lightly for the outer “v” and crease of my lid.  Now the fun begins!!

Eyes: You will want to first work with the natural shape of your lid by lining the top, once you reach the outer corner of your lid you start to do a thick wing to do the cat eye effect on the outer corner, fill or remove liner where you like it.  Take your top liner down to the tear duct of your eye and naturally follow the shape your eye, going past and following your nose slightly.  This will help create the cats tear duct.  Then follow that back up to the bottom of your tear duct. 

For my eyes it was thicker on the bottom to create a good cat tear duct. Work with what looks good to you.  You can then line the rest of your bottom lash line,  have the bottom liner meet the cat eyed liner on the top. Once you are please with your liner, line your lash line on both the top and bottom.

For the Nose: Just draw a straight line across the tip of your nose and fill in everything below on your nose.  Then draw a medium to thick line going down to your cupids bow.  Lips: Line your lips with the liner and fill in your top lip with the liner.  I would suggest putting on chap stick before you do this step.   For the bottom lip use your concealer or foundation to make it match your skin the best you can. 

To contour your eyes use a dark shadow/or bronzer.  I used the brown color out of the Wet n Wild pallet and thickly filled in my brows, don’t be afraid to be a little messy with this.  You then want to follow the top socket of your eyes and lightly blend out your eye brows to the outer corner of your eye liner.  Also take the brown used for your brows and contour it down the bridge of your nose (deeper at first and then fading away as you proceed down the nose.)

To create rounded cat cheeks: Contour your cheeks and follow up and around the apples of your cheeks until they look round.  I also go through and contour your forehead and jawline.  From here you simple add small dots on the now round part of your checks.  I would suggest using a light hand, the darker dots were just a little too bold.  Use your Q-tip to clean up any imperfections of for a sharper or smudged effect, along with your concealer.  You can set the gel liner with any black shadow you might have or translucent powder. I had this look on for about 2-3 hours and nothing moved even my lips.

Creating your cat ears with your hair when you don’t have fake cat ears:

How to do your makeup like a cat for halloween.  Easy DIY Costume for women and moms using just your makeup.

I didn’t have any ears to add to my Feline look.  So I decided to use my hair!! Hell, it was on my head anyways, might as well use it. 

This was quick and easy-I’m sure the options are endless for this.  To achieve this look you will first want to create a bump (Teasing bangs, or hair in front and brushing back and pinning back)  Then I separated my hair down the middle to create two ears.  I pulled my hair up on each side to the position I wanted my “ears” to be located. 

I only did a half pony tail, where I did not pull my hair completely through once my hair was tight.  I then took any of the remainder of my hair (on the bottom side) and tucked it into or looped it into the elastic on the bottom.  This will give it a little support from the bottom and have your half pony stand higher. 

For clothes or costumes. . . Like this whole look.  Use whatever you have on hand!! If you have something to make a tail, make a tail.  I personally paired it with all black (long sleeve shirt, leggings and boots.  Not pictured because I was unable to get a full body shot.) 

Anyone else love a good reason to play with makeup and have a little fun? What is your go to Halloween look? Have you accumulated a little to add to a costume you do each year or try something new?

xx, Brittney

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