M&M Cookies

Last night we had our first frost of the season! Took the dog out this morning and the cars were all covered and the ground was nice and crunchy – today was a baking day for sure.  In my last post I wrote about living the gluten-free life not only creatively but frugally as well.  Seeing as I am running low on all of my gluten free flours and xanthan gum I was trying to think of something to bake that didn’t require much of those ingredients and was simple to make.  I did some searching online because none of the recipes I have would of worked with what I have in the house.

Bob’s Red Mill has some fantastic recipes on their website and I found a gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe by Carol Fenster that sounded pretty dang tasty.  Who doesn’t miss coming home after school and your mom having fresh baked cookies for you?! I know I do.  Seeing as Bryan is at school all day and well, I’m home I thought I would make these for him and seeing as we don’t have any chocolate chips in the house, I decided to use some of his plain M&M’s instead (I have peanut ones, and those are just too darn big for cookies).  These cookies remind me of the ones you would get at the food court in the mall at the cookie stand, crunchy and soft at the same time-they went great with a cup of soy milk!!

M&M Cookies (Chocolate Chip Cookies by Carol Fenster) (GF)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large cookie sheet or line with parchment paper; set aside.

Stir together the GF baking flour, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt; set aside.

In a large mixer bowl, beat butter (room temperature, not melted) with granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and egg; scrape sides of bowl frequently. Beat in flour mixture on low speed, mixing thoroughly. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.

Shape dough into flat disk, wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on baking sheet, or roll into balls if dough is hard to work with. Bake 10-12 minutes on center rack of oven or until lightly browned. Cool 2-3 minutes before removing from cookie sheet. Makes 24 cookies.

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7 thoughts on “M&M Cookies

    1. We need to do some searching for those – someone has to have made them. These cookies were great, I guess you could use any small chocolate candy that you wish. I’ll talk to my sister to see if she can also send me some more of those dairy free, nut free chocolate chips from Australia and I’ll send you a bag – really really good!

  1. Thank you for the recipe! I found it on pinterest and made them last night. I was out of my gf flour blend, so I sub’d for my gf pancake mix in the same amount. I Have a convection oven so i also decreased the time to 8 minutes and didn’t refrigerate the dough (not patient enough!). I also added pb chips to the mini m&ms I added.
    Saying these turned out Amazing is an understatement! These were so amazingly chewy, and tasted just like non gf cookies but I dare say better! I have been gf for a year and have been searching for a good recipe that tastes like what I have been missing. These are definitely my new fave, plus my husband kept saying ‘Holy crap, are you sure they are gf? These are amazing!’

    Needless to say, you have You have 2 big fans now that may or may not have eaten more than they admit last night. 🙂

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