Guest post from Kristen Hamilton:

Perhaps some of you have seen the recipe floating around Pinterest this time of year for 3 ingredient pumpkin spice cookies. They looked so easy and delicious. Just one problem…I can’t eat wheat.

So I set about reformulating the recipe to be gluten free. It takes more than 3 ingredients to make it this way, but it’s still very easy and very delicious. The way I did it, they came out like pumpkin spice doughnut holes with icing glaze!


 Easy Pumpkin Spice Treats 

{They are wheat-free, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free}

15 oz. yellow gluten-free cake mix

15 oz. can pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground cloves

1/8 tsp. ground ginger


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray some non-stick spray on a cookie sheet.

Mix the above ingredients. (I put the cake mix with the spices in the bowl of my stand mixer and made sure they were well combined. Then I added the pumpkin and mixed it up well.)

Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack.

Set the “cookies”/”doughnut holes” on waxed paper and drizzle icing over the tops. The icing will “set” within about a half hour.

Store in the refrigerator. But you can quickly pop them into the microwave for a couple seconds to warm them back up.

Powdered Sugar Icing:

1 cup sifted powdered sugar (make sure to use a gluten-free mixture)

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoon of milk (any variety, non-dairy is fine), orange juice, or water

Mix these up in a medium bowl with a spoon. Make sure it is drizzling consistency. Use the spoon to drizzle.

*If you wanted to add more texture or flavor, you can add nuts or chocolate chips into the dough. But I’m glad I didn’t because they turned out more like doughnut consistency and they were absolutely delicious by themselves. 

Lovely with a cup of warm tea or coffee!

Enjoy the gorgeous Fall season.

Kristen Hamilton is a wife, mom of three girls, blogger at and contributor at Fancy Little Things, writer, and lover of Jesus. She lives in Pennsylvania, where she attends a MOPS group, reads, and spends lots of time in the kitchen.


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