Nothing like a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a cold winter’s night to keep you warm and fuzzy! The perfect companion is a soft and chewy chocolate cookie with a hint of mint!
These soft and chewy chocolate peppermint cookies are like soft pillows of sweet goodness! Bonus – they are made with a “healthier” coconut palm sugar, and they’re gluten-free too.
Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
1½ cups gluten-free flour + 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
½ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 cup coconut palm sugar
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 tsp peppermint extract
1 egg, room temperature
2 tbsp water
1 cup chocolate chips
Whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl on a stand mixer, cream sugars and butter together until light and fluffy.
Add in egg, peppermint extract and water and beat until well blended. Gradually stir in dry ingredients. Fold in baking chips, then refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a cookie dough scoop, scoop out cookie dough onto prepared cookie sheet. You don’t need to press down on the cookie; keeping it fluffy and puffy will keep the cookie soft!
Bake for 7-8 minutes or so, and indulge with a hot cocoa!