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2-Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies Dairy-Free & Egg-Free

2 Ingredient Cookie Recipe


Ever heard of two-ingredient cookies made with cake mix and a can of pumpkin?

They are popular as a 1-point Weight Watchers recipe, I’m told.

But everyone loves them for the ease and simplicity.

I started making these as an allergy-friendly cookie with Duncan Hines cake mix.

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These cookies are so easy that your kids can even make them!

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.

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.

SPICE CAKE MIX COOKIES – suits the autumn months so well

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX COOKIES – great for winter, baked with crushed candy canes on top

YELLOW BUTTER CAKE MIX COOKIES – a perfect choice for the rest of the year, adding dairy-free chocolate chips is yummy

See the quick, easy recipe below.

2 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies Milk Egg Free


Don’t use a can of pumpkin pie filling for these. You want plain pumpkin puree without sugar and spices.


1 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree
1 box of dairy-free cake mix


Preheat oven to 350.

Mix the two ingredients until well combined. Include any add-in’s like chocolate chips or nuts.

Place batter onto a cookie sheet by spoonfuls or use a melon baller (affiliate link) or cookie scoop.

The cookies do not spread when baked, but instead keep their shape so you may want to flatten the dough slightly with a spatula before baking. If you want to add toppings like crushed candy canes, you will want to flatten the cookie dough first so the toppings stay on.

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.

Hope you love these two-ingredient cookies as much as we do!

This was originally posted in December 2010.


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Myra Balentine

Thursday 4th of January 2018

My son developed milk allergies when an infant, now 43 yrs. Not so many options back then. His 14 yr. old son has developed milk allergies or at least they have been diagnosed recently. He's had lots of stomach problems over the years. Now if he eats anything with dairy in it he is sick for a week or more. Guess I'm not really surprised, my son was allergic to so many things, but we has a GREAT allergist that has retired. My son lives in Cordova, Tenn. I was wondering how you found the dairy free cake mixes by Duncan Hines. Could you send me a note on what stores or where we can find the dairy free cake mixes. I'm so excited to try them as soon as possible. My son and family are coming for a delayed Christmas with us Jan. 13-15 (my husband & I had flu during Christmas. Thanks sign me up for your news. Nanna B


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

In baking isle any grocery store. Most of theirs (Duncan) are dairy free. So are most of their icings. They are not advertised as DF they just don’t have dairy as an ingredient. Read the ingredient label and go crazy. I’ve made vanilla, chocolate cake and brownies too


Saturday 20th of December 2014

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


Monday 15th of December 2014

I think the icing would work great! :)


Saturday 20th of December 2014

Thanks! The kids loved them at their Christmas party!


Monday 15th of December 2014

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

Jamie Kaufmann

Tuesday 11th of January 2011

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.

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