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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Chocolate Cookies – Easy and Delicious!

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Chewy Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookies that are easy to make and brimming with pink M&M’s! These chocolaty cookies are easy to make and require no stand mixer. Also, these colorful Valentine’s Cookies are a perfect Valentine’s Treat to share with friends and family!

Tall stack of Valentines Cookies with Colorful Pink M&M's

I was shopping for Valentine’s ideas and found these colorful Pink and Red Valentine’s M&M chocolate candies. I knew they would be perfect in a chocolate cookie!

If you love gluten-free Valentine’s Day desserts, you might also like our Double Chocolate Chip Cookie or Valentine’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Hearts Recipe!

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • Chewy, gluten-free M&M Cookie recipe
  • Easy to make sweet treat!
  • Full of chocolaty flavor and our favorite cookies!
  • Delicious cookies you can make any time of year
  • No stand mixer required
  • Soft and chewy on the inside
  • Easy recipe

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need these ingredients to make delicious Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Cookies.

Ingredients for Valentine's day Cookies

Ingredient Notes

How To Make Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookies with M&M’s – Step by Step

Pre-heat Oven to 350 degrees F.

  1. Melt Butter over low heat, turn off the flame, and cool to room temperature.
  2. Place Gluten-Free Flour, Sugar, Light Brown Sugar, Salt, Baking Soda, and Cocoa Powder in a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and add vanilla and cooled butter. Blend.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Combine well.
  5. Add the M&M Chocolate Candy. Mix until well combined. I used my hands. It’s a thick, sticky cookie dough. Fold the dough several times until all the chocolate candies are integrated thoroughly.
  6. Using a large cookie scoop, measure six cookie dough balls per prepared baking tray with a silicon mat liner or parchment paper. The recipe makes 18 large cookies.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake, or the cookies will be dry. Cookies will firm up as they come to room temperature. Remove them from the oven and let them rest for 20 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. They will firm up as they come to room temperature.

Tips & Tricks

  • For best results, do not overbake.
  • If you don’t have silicon mats for baking, you can line pans with parchment paper.
  • Let the cookies come to room temperature before sliding them onto a wire rack.
  • I gave these as gifts in this Valentine’s Cellophane Gift Bag I found on Amazon.

Storage

Store in an airtight container on the counter for up to 4 days. Alternatively, you can freeze the cookies.

Additions and Substitutions

  • Use peanut M&Ms or any chocolate candy such as Unreal Chocolate Candies.
  • White Chocolate Chips, Dark Chocolate Chips, or Milk Chocolate Chips would also be delicious!
Stack of Valentines Gluten-Free Cookies with M&M's

Frequently Asked Questions About Baking Gluten-Free Cookies

Why are my gluten-free cookies dry and crumbly?

Gluten-free cookies need extra moisture to replace the ‘gluten.’ Our recipes have been tested to ensure you succeed with a chewy cookie that tastes exactly like a cookie with gluten. In this recipe, we used extra butter. Another essential ingredient is an excellent all-purpose gluten-free flour blend like Cup 4 Cup gluten-free flour or Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour with Xanthan Gum.

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Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookies – Easy and Delicious!

Chewy Gluten-Free Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookies that are easy to make and brimming with pink M&M’s! These chocolaty cookies are easy to make and require no stand mixer. Also, these colorful Valentine’s Cookies are a perfect Valentine’s Dessert to share with friends and family! They make great gifts in a cute little cellophane bag!

  • Author: Sherie Friedlander
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 18 Large Cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 3 Cups Gluten-Free Flour (I used Cup 4 Cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend)
  • 2 Cups Valentine’s M&M’s or Chocolate Candy
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Eggs – 2 Room Temperature
  • Vanilla Extract – 2 Teaspoons
  • Baking Soda – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Melted Butter – 2 and 1/2 Sticks Butter
  • White Sugar1 cup
  • Light Brown Sugar – 1 and 1/2 cups

Instructions

  1. Melt Butter over low heat, turn off the flame, and cool to room temperature.
  2. Place Gluten-Free Flour, Sugar, Light Brown Sugar, Salt, Baking Soda, and Cocoa Powder in a large mixing bowl and combine thoroughly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and add vanilla and cooled butter. Blend.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Combine well.
  5. Add the M&M Chocolate Candy. Mix until well combined. I used my hands. It’s a thick, sticky cookie dough. Fold the dough several times until all the chocolate candies are integrated thoroughly.
  6. Using a large cookie scoop, measure six cookie dough balls per prepared baking tray with a silicon liner or parchment paper. The recipe makes 18 large cookies.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overbake, or the cookies will be dry. Cookies will firm up as they come to room temperature. Remove them from the oven and let them rest for 20 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. They will firm up as they come to room temperature.

Notes

    • For best results, do not overbake. They will firm up as they cool. 

    • Let the cookies come to room temperature before sliding them onto a wire rack.

Keywords: Valentine’s Cookies, Gluten-Free

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