2-Ingredient Pumpkin & Cake Mix Cookies {Dairy-Free & Egg-Free}

Original Post: 12/17/2010

Have you ever heard of the two ingredient cookies made with cake mix and a can of pumpkin? They first became popular as a 1-point Weight Watchers recipe, but then everyone started making them for ease and simplicity.

Me? I started making them as an allergy-safe cookie with Duncan Hines cake mix. And these are so easy that your kids can make them! 

Click here to watch our FB live video as we make these cookies with our readers.

Some Duncan Hines cake mixes like spice cake, German chocolate cake, and butter cake have been milk and egg free. Check ingredients, though, because they can always change.

In the fall, I use the spice cake mix for a moist spice cookie.

In the winter, German chocolate cake with crushed candy cane topping is fun. 

The yellow butter cake makes a nice year-round treat, shown above. 

The cookies don't taste like pumpkin but instead take on the flavor of the cake mix. 

Feel free to add any mix-in's or topping like chocolate chips, sprinkles, candy, nuts, etc.  

After a call to Duncan Hines in 2016, I'm told that if the products are made in plant with allergens, they will be labeled as such. 

{dairy-free & egg-free}

1 15 oz Can of Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 Box Dairy-Free Duncan Hines Cake Mix 

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix the two ingredients well until combined. Include any add-in's.

Place batter onto cookie sheet by spoonfuls or use a melon baller or ice cream scoop.

The cookies do not spread when baked, but instead keep their shape. You may want to flatten the dough before baking. Add any toppings.

Place in the oven for 7-10 minutes depending on how big your cookies are. Bake until they spring back to the touch. 

Let cool and serve.  

Store in the refrigerator as they do tend to get a little sticky if stored at room temperature. Or freeze them for later.

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Mandy said...

looks yummo! i need to pick up some regular candy canes...only have cherry on hand....that might be good too though....cherry chocolate cookies!

Anonymous said...

You use chocolate cake mix and pumpkin?

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Sorry, yes...dairy free chocolate cake mix by Duncan Hines and one can of pure pumpkin. Don't use pumpkin pie mix in a can. The cookies will taste like chocolate cookies. The candy adds the peppermint twist.

Anonymous said...

Could these be made into sand which cookies? With peppermint mixed with pillsbury icing?

Jamie Kaufmann said...

I think the icing would work great! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks! The kids loved them at their Christmas party!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Thanks for the update! I may have to try that next! So glad it was a hit.