The perfect holiday cookie to enjoy with peppermint hot cocoa or peppermint mocha – candy cane chocolate cookies! These cookies are easy to make and are sweetened with monk fruit to keep it lower in sugar. And the best part is these cookies are only made with 7 simple ingredients.
We are down in Orlando visiting our older sister before we head home to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with the rest of our family. Madison is having a great time! She loves waving and smiling at everyone around her. Yesterday morning she got to see some animals at the Animal Kingdom lodge after we enjoyed a delicious breakfast there. She got to see some giraffes. She got so giggly when she saw them walking.
Before leaving town we made these cookies up and they were gone in just a few days. Promise they will become your new favorite.
Chocolate candy cane cookies that are gluten, grain, dairy and egg-free.
Let’s make some chocolate peppermint cookies..
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This recipe was inspired from our fellow holiday cookie recipes:
We realized we didn’t have a chocolate peppermint cookie recipe. Gasp.
Madison even helped us in the kitchen with this recipe. She gets just as excited as we do when we are making something in the kitchen. Nothing beats homemade cookies.
These chocolate peppermint cookies are soft yet have a slight crunch to them. They melt in your mouth!
Grab yourself some hot coffee or hot cocoa and snuggle by the fire with these super delicious chocolate peppermint cookies.
Warning these cookies are addicting.
Which is not a bad thing as these cookies are healthier than store bought. Just a few ingredients, 7 ingredients to be exact, needed to make these super yummy cookies. You can’t say that about many store bought cookies!
Paleo and vegan friendly chocolate peppermint cookies
If you love peppermint and chocolate together, and you love cookies, this recipe is going to become a new favorite.
For the candy canes we used ones that contained no artificial color.
This recipe satisfies our deepest chocolate peppermint obsessions. So, good!
We think these cookies would be perfect for cookie exchanges or a gift to someone special.
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Chocolate peppermint candy cane cookies (gluten, grain, dairy and egg free)
Healthy chocolate peppermint cookies that are paleo and vegan friendly. These cookies are addicting and the perfect partner to a peppermint mocha or peppermint hot chocolate. Made from just a few ingredients including candy canes.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Total Time: 17 minutes
- Yield: 14 cookies 1x
- 1/2 cup hazelnut flour (2oz)
- 1/2 cup tigernut flour (2 oz) Get yours here
- 1/4 cup raw cacao powder (1 oz)
- 3 tablespoons monk fruit (or any sugar)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil. semi solid (2 oz)
- 1 flax gel (1 tbsp flax meal mixed with 6 tbsp water) or 1 egg
- 3 crushed candy canes
- 8 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Take 1 tablespoon flax meal with 3 tablespoons water to make a flax gel, let sit for 10 minutes.
- Place all your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together.
- *we make our own hazelnut flour by grinding whole hazelnuts into flour
- Next add in the coconut oil, flax gel (or egg) and peppermint.
- Mix together.
- Stir in crushed candy canes.
- Batter will be slightly thick.
- Scoop cookies onto cookie tray lined with parchment paper or silicone sheet.
- Press cookies down to flatten as this batter does not really spread.
- Flatten cookies to your desired thickness.
- Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on cookie tray for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack to continue cooling.
For the sugar we used monk fruit to keep it low in sugar but you can use any sugar of your liking. We know we will get questions about using stevia for the sugar and we aren’t sure if using stevia would work in these mainly because it would alter the texture of these cookies.
You could also use almond meal instead of hazelnut meal and/or tigernut meal.
Looking to buy and save some money on cocoa and coconut flour?
We buy ours off Thrive Market (affiliate link). You not only save money but also time as you never have to leave your house to order healthy products for you and your family.
Makes these cookies for Santa and for yourself to enjoy this holiday season.
Let us know if you give it a try. Make sure to tag #purelytwins on Instagram or leave a comment. We love seeing your creations!
Do you candy canes? Do you like peppermint mochas?
We can’t wait to make these cookies again! Our two older sisters are just as big peppermint fans as we are.
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