Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies

I am excited to be participating in a Holiday Blog Hop today organized by Erin of Big Fat Baker. We were asked to create a recipe that incorporated at least one of these ingredients in it: gingerbread, eggnog and/or peppermint. I opted to go with peppermint as I love it so. I love to drink peppermint tea, I love to grow peppermint in my garden, but I love to bake with it most of all!

So without further ado, let me introduce you to my creation. I decided to take an ordinary gluten-free chocolate chip cookie and bring it to the next level. How? I added pure peppermint extract to it. To me there is something so perfect about the combination of chocolate and mint. I found this cookie to be no exception and I hope you will agree too! Oh and did I mention that the protein packed almond flour and antioxidant rich cacao powder make this treat healthy for you as well?!

Ingredients:
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup cacao powder
2 eggs
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup coconut sugar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. sea salt

In a large mixing bowl, stir the flours, cacao powder, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt together. Next add in the eggs, olive oil, vanilla and peppermint and beat with a mixer for 5 minutes.  Then add in the chocolate chips and mix for 3 more minutes.

Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets. Roll dough into ½ inch balls and place balls on the parchment paper. Use a spatula or fork to press down on each cookie to flatten it.

Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Then transfer to cooling racks.

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Comments

  1. Your cookies sound great, would love to dip them in some hot chocolate. Nice to meet you on the bloghop together.

  2. I love peppermint in just about anything this time of year. These cookies look wonderful!

  3. I love that you grow your own peppermint!! What a nice fresh thing to have this time of year :) I am loving peppermint (a lot more than usual) and would love to try one of your delectable cookies. So glad you were able to participate in the blog hop! I'm looking forward to the next one already!

  4. It was my pleasure! It is so nice to "meet" so many other inspiring bloggers. I can't wait to try all of your delicious recipes this month!

  5. These cookies, look mmmm, mmm good! I love peppermint!! I grow my own peppermint too, but made the mistake of planting it directly into the gorund, now it's popping up everywhere. Oh well! :)

  6. Isn't peppermint great?! At least it's a good thing to be taking over your garden-I bet it smells wonderful!

  7. Oh I wish I could eat peppermint just looking at these cookies. Nice to connect with you via this blog hop!

  8. Same here-it was so nice to "meet you"!

  9. Mmmm…these sound yummy! I'm pretty new to the gluten free thing and am still discovering different flours and sugars. I haven't heard of coconut sugar before. I'll have to be on the lookout for that.

  10. I use coconut sugar in my baking because it is a low glycemic sweetner. Stevia is another sweetener that doesn't spike glucose levels. I'm going to try to make a post soon about why I use the foods I do in my pantry :)

  11. Peppermint is an awesome flavor and these cookies look delicious! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  12. So awesome that you grow your own peppermint! I kind of didn't even know you could do that…I suppose I always just sort of imagine an oompa-loompa wringing peppermint extract out of one of those swirly peppermint candies… ;)

  13. Ahh Tara that made me laugh! Peppermint is actually really easy to grow (and trust me I don't have a "green thumb" in the garden!) Have a very Merry Christmas!

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