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Gluten-Free Christmas Oatmeal M&M Cookies

  • Author: Emily Smith
  • Yield: 20 1x


Enjoy the delicious buttery, sweet, oat flavour of these classic oatmeal cookies – with a tasty chocolate candy twist for Christmastime.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 2/3 cups gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Red and Green M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Grease or line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the gluten-free oats, gluten-free flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt together.
  4. Add to butter mixture and stir together until dough forms. Gently add in the M&Ms.
  5. Cover and chill the cookie dough in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
  6. Drop cookie dough balls of about 1 Tbsp large on the baking sheets. Leave 2 inches space in between each ball. Gently press them down (not flat) and top with a few extra M&Ms.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes until they have lightly browned on the sides.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool before transferring to a storage tin or serving plate.
  9. Enjoy!