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Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies have a rich dark chocolate flavor, paired with sweet peppermint in the perfect chewy & a slightly crunchy texture! Gluten Free

Course Dessert, Treats
Cuisine Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo, Vegetarian
Prep Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 2 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 3 minutes
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 230 kcal
Author Kelli Shallal MPH RD

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using an immersion blender or electric mixer mix the almond butter, peppermint extract, and egg together in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients together.  
  4. Add wet ingredients too the dry ingredients and using the mixer, mix until well combined.  Then add in the goodies (aka the chocolate chips), just fold them in with a large spoon or spatula.  The dough will be kind of dry and a bit crumbly that's okay!  As long as it's sticking together you are good to go.  
  5. Using a cookie scoop, place cookies on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart.  Slightly flatten with back of spoon or cookie scoop.  You don't need to flatten them all the way out, just a little bit will be just fine! 
  6. OPTIONAL STEPS:  Add chocolate chips on top of cookies so they are aesthetically pleasing.  Grind 2 candy canes in a food processor until it's a relatively fine powder, sprinkle on top of cookies.  
  7. Bake cookies for 10 minutes, then let them cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes (if you can restrain yourself that long!) 

Recipe Notes

*Turns out white chocolate chips are kind of gross, lots of brands are loaded with partially hydrogenated oils and other gross stuff, check yo ingredients.  The cleanest I found were linked above!  

*Candy canes - also gross.  The ones are linked above ones are pretty clean ingredients, but not grain free so skip them if you want them to be paleo.  Trust me they are delicious without them.  

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 85mg4%
Potassium 209mg6%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.