If you are looking for a fun gift to give for Halloween, give a jar of my Gluten Free Halloween Cookie Jar Mix. You can make spooky Gluten Free Monster M&M Cookies in just minutes! I include a cute printable recipe label for the jar as well!
We have been trying to make more homemade gifts lately, and with all kinds and colors of fun Halloween candies, there are many opportunities to make this gluten-free Halloween cookie jar mixes. I used the holiday M&Ms, but you can use any Halloween candy you like.
While visiting, check out all of my easy Gluten-Free Halloween Recipes!
Why This Recipe Is Great:
- You can make a big batch of delicious gluten free cookies with this mix.
- This is a great project to make with the kids. They can learn how to measure, make layers, etc.
- This cookie jar mix is pretty and decorative.
- The printable label has the recipe so the cookies can be made easily.
You can add any holiday M&Ms to my Gluten Free Cowboy Cookie Mix Jars.
- Gluten Free Flour Blend - I tested this recipe using Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Blend, Pillsbury Gluten Free Flour Blend, and King Arthur Measure For Measure. That doesn't mean other flour blends will not work. I just have not tested any others.
- Xanthan Gum - Be sure your mix has either xanthan or guar gum. If it doesn't, you will need to add one teaspoon.
- Baking Powder - I always recommend using aluminum free.
- M&Ms - I used Halloween-colored M&Ms. You can also use chocolate chips, Heath Candy Bits, or any leftover Halloween candy. Be sure to check to ensure your M&Ms are gluten free!
I have quite a few easy gluten free gifts that you can make and gift to friends and family. Check out all of the Gluten Free Edible Gift Ideas!
Mason jars are perfect for so many things, including food storage and gift-giving!
How To Make A Cookie Jar Mix:
You can make a layer cookie jar so easily. All you have to do is layer your ingredients.
- Always start with the gluten free flour on the bottom. I usually add salt and baking powder or baking soda to the flour.
- Next, add a layer that is a contrasting color. In this case, I added the brown sugar next.
- Add oats or other ingredients.
- Add the M&Ms.
- If you include nuts, add those last.
- Print out the recipe card, stick it on the jar, and close it! You can also use decorative ribbons if you like.
Printable Recipe Card:
Here is the downloadable recipe card. You can put adhesive paper into your printer or use regular paper and tape it onto the jar.
Just click HERE to download the printable card!
The person you are gifting the cookie mix to only has to add the butter, vanilla, and eggs to make these Gluten Free Halloween Cookies.
Are Googly Eyes Gluten Free?
You can use googly eyes if you like. Be sure to verify any sprinkles you use are gluten free. Many, like the Wilton brand, are made on shared equipment. These Jumbo Googly Eyes are gluten free.
If you have extra Halloween candy, you may also want to try these gluten-free leftover candy cookies.
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
The cookie mix should stay fresh for up to 4 months if you keep the lid closed.
Yes, store the cookies in the freezer in a zip-style bag. They will keep fresh for up to 4 months.
If you are a cookie fanatic like me, you will want to check out all of my delicious Gluten Free Cookies recipes!
More Gluten Free Gift Jar Mixes:
Gluten Free Halloween Cookie Mix Jar
- 1 ¼ cups gluten free flour blend * see note
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum free
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup M&Ms
- Pecans or walnuts are optional
- Add the gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt to a quart-sized mason jar.
- Add the brown sugar and press it down.
- Add the M&Ms.
- Add optional nuts.
- Print the label and decorate it with a ribbon.
- You can use any gluten free flour blend, but I recommend avoiding those with bean flour. (I used King Arthur's Measure for Measure to make mine.)
- Be sure your gluten free flour blend contains xanthan gum or guar gum. If yours doesn't, add one teaspoon.
- If you prefer cowboy cookies, here is a link to make a gluten free cowboy cookie mix. You can still use the Halloween M&Ms!
- Here is a link to the printable cookie jar label.
Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn't test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.
Nutritional information is an estimate provided to you as a courtesy. You should calculate the actual nutritional information with the products and brands you are using with your preferred nutritional calculator.
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