gluten free vegan chewy chocolate peppermint cookies

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Gluten Free Vegan Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. Chocolate and peppermint make the perfect Christmas cookie combination!Chocolate and peppermint really do make the perfect Christmas cookie combination! That’s why I know you’ll love these gluten free vegan chewy chocolate peppermint cookies. 

One thing I bake the most this time of year is cookies. Dozens and dozens of homemade cookies. Frosted sugar cookies, molasses cookies, snowball cookies, thumbprint cookies. All holiday favorites and all cookies that I enjoy baking for my family and friends. 

What are some of your favorite family cookie recipes that you only make during Christmastime? I’d love for you to share in the comments!

Gluten Free Vegan Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. These chocolate peppermint cookies are delicious and of course, full of holiday cheer!Let’s dive into the deliciousness of these gluten free vegan chewy chocolate peppermint cookies. I tried this recipe quite a few times to get it just right. I was going for a cookie that was chewy and chocolatey, similar to a decadent brownie. I wanted the peppermint to come through, but not be too overwhelming. After a few tries and multiple tweaks, I think we have a winner!

With only a few simple steps, these chewy chocolate peppermint cookies are an easy-to-make Christmas cookie. The best part is the crushed peppermint candy on top that adds texture and an extra boost of peppermint. If you are a fan of chocolate and peppermint, you are going to love these holiday cookies!

Gluten Free Vegan Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. Chocolate and peppermint make the perfect Christmas cookie combination!

gluten free vegan chewy chocolate peppermint cookies
 
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RECIPE TYPE: cookies
SERVES: 24 cookies

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or grape seed oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 2/3 cup quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 cup Sarah’s gluten free flour blend*
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes or peppermint candies {I like to use these}

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In microwave safe bowl, add chocolate chips, oil, maple syrup and warm water. Microwave 45 seconds. Stir until chocolate chips are melted.
  3. Pour chocolate mixture into mixing bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment. Add sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and peppermint extract. Mix until combined.
  4. Add gluten free flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Mix dough on medium speed until dough comes together and is well combined. Dough will be soft and sticky.
  5. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, using cookie scoop. Sprinkle tops of dough with crushed candy canes and gently press into dough. Cookies will spread as they bake.
  6. Bake cookies 9-11 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet 5 minutes. Place on cooling rack to cool completely.

NOTES
*You can also use Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1-to-1 baking flour.

 

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