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!

A mason jar filled with a gluten free Halloween cookie mix.
There is room at the top for nuts or a packet of googly eyes!

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 mix. 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:

  1. This mix lets you make a big batch of delicious gluten-free cookies.
  2. This is a great project to make with the kids. They can learn how to measure, make layers, etc.
  3. This cookie jar mix is pretty and decorative.
  4. 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.

Ingredient Notes:

  • 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!
A mason jar with a recipe label for Halloween.

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!

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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.

A printable Halloween cookie jar label.

Just click HERE to download the printable card!

The top of a filled mason jar.

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.

Decorated baked Halloween cookies.

Tips and Recipe FAQ:

How long can you store the jarred cookie mix?

The cookie mix should stay fresh for up to 4 months if the lid is closed.

Can you freeze the cookies after baking them?

Yes, store the cookies in the freezer in a zip-style bag. They will stay 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!

Two baked Halloween cookies on a black plate.

More Gluten Free Gift Jar Mixes:

a mason jar filled with a gluten free Halloween cookie mix.

Gluten Free Halloween Cookie Mix Jar

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious gluten free Halloween cookie mix jar that is perfect for gifting. It makes tasty gluten free M&M cookies.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Gluten Free Cookies and Bar Recipes, Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 80 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 mason jar

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

  1. 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.)
  2. Be sure your gluten free flour blend contains xanthan gum or guar gum. If yours doesn’t, add one teaspoon.
  3. 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!
  4. Here is a link to the printable cookie jar label.

SPECIAL NOTE

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 15IUVitamin C: 0.04mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.4mg
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