Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Dive into delicious flavors of Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies Cookies for a fall-approved treat sure to make your tastebuds swoon! These gluten-free cookies are made with yummy ingredients like almond butter, crushed peppermint, and sweet maple syrup. These cookies are the perfect combo between your favorite chocolate chip cookies and your favorite seasonal flavors.

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Your new favorite holiday cookies

Cookies are my all time favorite holiday treat to make for myself, my roomates, and my family. Cookies are the perfect treat to satisfy any sweet craving at any time or any point of the day. Need a breakfast dessert? Let me help you! Need a lunch dessert? I’ve got so many amazing cookie recipes… and this one has got to be a top favorite (just don’t tell my other cookies.)

As soon as November hit, I knew I had to start holiday baking right away. I wanted to share as many holiday recipes during the season as I possibly could because we all need something sweet in our lives right now. So, I pulled out all things holiday, including my jar of crushed peppermint, and got to work! This year, we have put together 8 Days of Treats and Eats! Each day, starting December 11th, 2020, we will share one brand new holiday recipe. Ending with this one. Best for last, right?

After weeks and weeks of testing, we shared so many exciting recipes. These cookies are the simplest to make and the prettiest too. Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies are the perfect combo of the classic chocolate chip cookie and holiday flavors. You can even get creative with the toppings on these cookies. Try cookie icing, frosting, sprinkles, melted chocolate, and even more crushed peppermint.

What to expect in these chocolate chip cookies

Gluten Free
Gluten Free

This recipe is made with all gluten free ingredients so it’s celiac safe. We opted for almond flour in these cookies.

Dairy Free
Dairy Free

No dairy was used in the making of this recipe, just make sure you use dairy free chocolate chips for the inside.

Ingredients needed for baking

These chocolate chip cookies are created with easy to find ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Have fun with the toppings! Add some fun sprinkles or icing, use all kinds of colors, it’s the holidays! Go crazy 🙂 Here’s what you need:

  • Almond Flour
  • Egg
  • Avocado Oil
  • Almond Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla
  • Baking Powder
  • Crushed Peppermint
  • Chocolate Chips

Kitchen tools needed to make peppermint cookies

You only need a few kitchen items to start baking these cookies! I love how simple this recipe is in both ingredients and kitchen tools. Little fuss and little mess is all I can ask for when I step foot in the kitchen. Can’t wait for you guys to test these cookies out.

  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Utensil
  • Ice Cream Scooper

You will also need a few measuring cups to get baking: 1/4 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, and 1 cup!

How to make chocolate chip peppermint cookies

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine your wet ingredients: egg, oil, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix these ingredients together well to break apart any clumps formed by the almond butter.

Once smooth, add in the almond flour and baking powder and mix! This should start to form your cookie batter.

Then, pour in the crushed peppermint and chocolate chips. Mix well to evenly distribute the add-ins. Feel free to add a little more of each if you want even more holiday flavor.

Chill the batter! This step is important, don’t skip it.

Preheat your oven to 350F and line your baking tray with parchment paper.

Use an ice cream scoop to measure out even amounts of cookie dough and lay them on the baking tray, leave a little room in between each cookie. I was able to create 8 large cookies, but feel free to make them a little smaller for more cookies.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let them cool and top with some drizzled chocolate and more crushed peppermint.

The most delicious gluten free cookies

I have been gluten free for a few years now and have found so many ways to enjoy this way of life. When I first had to cut out gluten to help my digestion, I was so worried that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the same holiday sweets I once could. After falling in love with baking, I knew I had to share gluten free and dairy free recipes to help other gluten free people like myself!

If you know someone that has to stay away from gluten for any reason, share these cookies with them! These holiday themed chocolate chip cookies are not only gluten free, but are suitable for people with other allergies as well. These cookies won’t let you down.

How long do chocolate chip peppermint cookies last?

These cookies will store quite well. After you bake them, keep them in an airtight container at room temperature. I like to use a glass container with a lid.

They will last about a week this way. Alternatively, you can keep them in the fridge to keep them fresher for longer. I was able to keep mine fresh for about two weeks this way 🙂

Other holiday cookies you’ll love

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

Dive into delicious flavors of Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies Cookies for a fall-approved treat sure to make your tastebuds swoon! These gluten-free cookies are made with yummy ingredients like almond butter, crushed peppermint, and sweet maple syrup. These cookies are the perfect combo between your favorite chocolate chip cookies and your favorite seasonal flavors.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 8 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Almond flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup Almond butter
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • dash of Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Crushed peppermint
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine your wet ingredients: egg, oil, almond butter, maple syrup, and vanilla. Mix these ingredients together well to break apart any clumps formed by the almond butter.
  • Once smooth, add in the almond flour and baking powder and mix! This should start to form your cookie batter.
  • Then, pour in the crushed peppermint and chocolate chips. Mix well to evenly distribute the add-ins. Feel free to add a little more of each if you want even more holiday flavor.
  • Chill the batter! This step is important, don't skip it.
  • Preheat your oven to 350F and line your baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to measure out even amounts of cookie dough and lay them on the baking tray, leave a little room in between each cookie. I was able to create 8 large cookies, but feel free to make them a little smaller for more cookies.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let them cool and top with some drizzled chocolate and more crushed peppermint.
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