Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

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Need a quick and easy gluten free holiday cookie recipe? These Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies are the perfect holiday cookie recipe without the guilt. They are delicious and so easy to make.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

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Back by reader demand! I had this recipe under construction for a while, and got so many requests to put it back up so here it is for you! It’s the perfect holiday cookie without the guilt… lower in carb, grain free, refine sugar free, and can be made (just swap out the egg for a vegan egg replacer).

I used to love the Peppermint Joe-Joe’s at Trader Joe’s (like peppermint Oreos but without as much of the junk). But since going gluten-free we haven’t found anything in store. So we made our own gluten free chocolate chip peppermint cookie recipe with candy cane bits and WOW! They are yummy. My kids loved eating these and requested we leave these out for Santa on Christmas Eve.

Now I tried a batch with whole cane sugar and it came out well too, but I will say the honey gave it a deeper, molasses-like flavor and the texture was a bit chewier. These cookies are pure bliss and make a wonderful DIY food gift for family and friends – just pack them in wide-mouth Mason glass jars for a rustic look.

How to Make Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet with butter or use parchment paper on the cookie sheet.
  2. Combine 1 cup of creamy almond butter, 1/2 cup raw honey, 1 egg, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder in a bowl. Mix well. Optional: Add 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy (save 1 tbsp to sprinkle on top of the cookies).
  3. Form tablespoon-sized balls and pat down to about 1/4-inch thickness on cookie sheet. Optional: Sprinkle a little peppermint candy on top of the cookies.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the center is done. Let cool and enjoy.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Other Additions

Can you use other additions in this recipe? Yes! Crushed up peppermint candy makes it so delicious but there are other things you can substitute:

  • 1/4 cup crushed nuts like pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract or 3 drops peppermint essential oil (this in the only brand I recommend)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

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These Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies are delicious and guilt free. They're grain-free, refined sugar free and can easily be made vegan (just swap out the egg for a vegan egg replacer).
5 from 83 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Pre-heat time 15 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 103 kcal

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients
  

Optional

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease cookie sheet with butter or put parchment paper on cookie sheet.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Optional: Add 1/4 cup crushed candy canes.
  • Form tablespoon-sized balls and pat down to about 1/4-inch thickness. Lay out on cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-10 min. Let cool and enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 81mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 2gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate cookies, grain-free cookies, paleo cookies
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