Sincerely Carolina

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by caroline

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Having kids around is always a wonderful excuse to make something that’s “just for the children” … but kinda for you too.

Like these Gluten-Free M&M Cookies. I made them for our housewarming party the other day with the kids in mind, but I knew the adults would love them too.

I based my recipe on this one from and went from there. They turned our crispy, not-too-sweet and absolutely worthy of a good dunk in a glass of milk.

Make ’em –– for the kids and for you …

M&M Cookies

by The G-Spot

Keywords: bake cookies dessert m&ms cookie

Ingredients (24 cookies)

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups G-Spot Gum- and Gluten-Free Baking Flour Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate M&Ms


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a baking mat, like this.

In a standing mixer or large bowl (using a hand mixer), mix sugars, egg, butter, and vanilla thoroughly.

In a medium bowl, sift flour, salt, and baking soda, then add to wet ingredients. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.

Place 1/4 cup of M&Ms in a sealed, sandwich-size bag, lie bag on a cutting board and break into pieces with a kitchen mallet. (Or the bottom of a small pot, like I did. I probably shouldn’t recommend that, but it works!) Fold broken M&M pieces into dough until mixed thoroughly.

Drop dough by the Tablespoon onto cookie sheets. Use remaining M&Ms to slightly push a few candies into the top of each dough ball.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on the tray for 5-7 minutes, then transfer to a wire baking rack to complete cooking process.

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And, hey, if you know one thing about The G-Spot, then you know it’s all about the balance over here. That’s why I think you should do Day Five of the Abs Challenge, and then eat these cookies. In case your interested, here it is:

Lean Abs Pyramid from

  • 10 Standing Knee Raises
  • 20 Tummy Tucks
  • 30 Second Plank Jacks (on your hands in a plank, jack your legs out & in)
  • 40 Crunches
  • 50 bicycle crunches!!
  • 40 Crunches
  • 30 Second Plank Jacks (on your hands in a plank, jack your legs out & in)
  • 20 Tummy Tucks
  • 10 Standing Knee Raises

Ooo, the sweet glory of M&M Cookies … err … abs exercises … never felt so good, right? ;)