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

Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | 


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!




Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. We have a friend of the family that has celiac disease and is always looking for new recipes like this yummy one. I am going to pass it on!

  2. Lynda Cook Reply

    These look really good, they are something my husband would love to snack on!

  3. Darlene Schuller Reply

    Oh these look freaking good. My daughter just woke up and as I was reading these she stands beside me points to the cookies and says “can I have those for breakfast”… oh .. such a mini me <3

  4. These sound amazing! I’d love to have one with my afternoon coffee right now. I love how they are gluten-free but are still soft and chewy.

  5. awesome! i love the chocolate and peppermint combination. i can’t get enough of it! thank you for this delicious recipe 🙂

  6. Caryn Coates Reply

    These sound and look delicious. Definitely something I would really enjoy. Thanks for the recipe

  7. Elizabeth Vlug Reply

    I don’t have many gluten-free recipes, and this one looks like a keeper. You must have used chocolate chunks instead of chips…..I like the size of your chocolate pieces. lol. Thanks for sharing.

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