Gluten-Free M&M Cookies for Christmas

Gluten-Free M&M Cookies!

So, you know when I said I had a few cookie recipes to share with you in this post...well, I wasn’t kidding! I’ve been baking up cookies for the past three weeks. Some for gifts, some for treats, some for freezing until Christmas festivities – which are just around the corner… But just because I have plenty of recipes, that doesn’t mean I don’t want you to share yours!!  I’m still looking for new gluten-free cookie recipes, so I’d love for you to link up yours at the end of this post, please.

These are by far, the funnest gluten-free Christmas cookies I’ve baked. They are just so yummy and remind me of childhood cookies. My son loves the red and green M&Ms that are scattered in the cookie and finds it a simple pleasure to pick out the ones he can spot and eat them separately. Of course, the ones that are hidden then become a delicious surprise!

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Gluten-Free M&M Cookies

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  • Author: Emily Smith
  • Total Time: 48 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


A traditional cookie with a playful twist, M&Ms for the kiddos and young at heart!


  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour ( I used Robin Hood )
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (or margarine for dairy-free), at room temperature
  • 1 extra-large egg at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces of M&Ms (or dairy-free chocolate chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Grease two cookie sheets
  3. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  4. Add in the butter.
  5. In a small bowl, beat the egg and vanilla together.
  6. Add in and mix well to form dough.
  7. Lastly, add in the M&Ms
  8. Transfer the dough unto a large piece of plastic wrap.
  9. Make a cylinder about 3 inches wide. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  10. Place the cylinder on a cutting board and cut round shapes, around 3/4-inch thick.
  11. Line the cookies on a baking sheet, spaced apart and bake for 11-13 minutes (until golden edges).
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before transferring.
  13. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 35
  • Cook Time: 13

Hope your kiddos enjoy these as much as Little A does! Any fun plans for the weekend? We’re still waiting on Miss Abigail to arrive, so that’s kind of at the top of the list (40 weeks + 5 days pregnant at this point). Otherwise, we’ll wrap up some presents, maybe have a playful snowball fight, and then stay cozy inside, watching Christmas movies and snuggling. Have a lovely weekend friends!

Emily Smith
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    1. Here in Canada they are on the gluten-free list. I think it depends where they are made, also they might not be suitable for celiac if they are made in a facility where they use wheat, however they are still not made with gluten, which is fine for those adopting a gluten-free lifestyle. You could always make these without M&Ms, or use a fruit, nut or candy that you feel more comfortable with.

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