CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES | gluten-free cookie recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a gluten-free cookie recipe perfect for the holiday season. They are chewy chocolate cookies that have a brownie-like texture and are loaded with white chocolate chips and crushed peppermint. Super easy to make and perfect for your holiday cookie tray!

These are perfect with a cup of coffee for an afternoon treat and make the best Christmas cookies for sharing!

CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT COOKIES
1 cup almond butter
3/4 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1/8th teaspoon peppermint extract
1/3 cup white chocolate chips
5 peppermint candies

Instructions
Pre-heat oven to 350ºF and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine almond butter, sugar, cacao powder, baking soda, eggs, and peppermint extract. Mix until all of the ingredients are well incorporated.

Gently stir in the white chocolate chips.

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Scoop a tablespoon of cookie dough and drop it onto a rimmed baking sheet that is lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Gently flatten the cookie out a bit and then sprinkle with the crushed peppermint candies.

Bake for 12 minutes, cool and enjoy!

NOTES
No almond butter? No problem! Swap in any nut butter you have on hand, they all work!
Allergic to nuts? Swap in sunflower seed butter.
Looking for less sugar? Swap in some monk fruit for the turbinado sugar and swap in stevia-sweetened white chocolate chips.

NUTRITION
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

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