paleo peppermint double chocolate cookies

Paleo Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

paleo peppermint double chocolate cookies

You may be asking yourself: “How many more posts is she going to publish with food in front of the lit Christmas tree?!” The answer is: none. This is it. My last holiday recipe.

And it’s a gooooooood one!

paleo double chocolate peppermint cookies

I’m all about the chocolate/peppermint flavor combination this year. I shared my recipe for Peppermint White Hot Chocolate, I made a batch of peppermint bark to dole out to friends & a batch of Jessica’s Peppermint Pattie Brownies to bring to a friend’s holiday party, and now I bring you these cookies.

paleo double chocolate peppermint cookies

Chewy, chocolatey, pepperminty, and PALEO!

No flour, no refined sugar, no butter. That’s right. These are holiday cookies that you can actually feel good about eating because they’re chock full of healthy ingredients.

paleo double chocolate peppermint cookies

I bet Santa would be pretty happy to find a couple of these babies waiting for him beside the Christmas tree!

paleo double chocolate peppermint cookies

 

 

Paleo Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12-14 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert gluten-free chocolate Christmas cookies winter

Ingredients (6-8 large cookies)

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp melted coconut oil (make sure to melt before measuring)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or dairy-free chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large cookie sheet (or two smaller ones) with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk, making sure to break up any clumps of flour.

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, honey, peppermint extract, and water.

Add wet ingredients to dry and stir with a rubber spatula or spoon until combined.

Fold in the chocolate chips.

Scoop out approximately 1/4 cup portions and place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet(s). Using the back of a spoon or your fingers, gently press down on the scoops of cookie dough so they form discs.

Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until cooked through. Cookies will be very soft.

Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool completely.

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Miss Paleo Cookie Mix Review

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When I was offered a sample of Miss Paleo mixes to review on the blog, I hesitated for a second because I much prefer to bake from scratch… but when I checked the ingredients on the company’s website, I jumped at the chance to try the gluten-free and refined sugar free cookie mix. Comprised of almond flour, coconut sugar, dried maple powder, vanilla powder, baking soda, and sea salt, the mix is just about as healthy as cookie mixes come.

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The directions require you to add only an egg and coconut oil, but I tossed in a handful each of dark chocolate chips and unsweetened shredded coconut for fun.

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The resulting cookies are soft, chewy, and seriously delicious. They taste very similar to my Paleo Chocolate Chip, Coconut, & Almond Flour Cookies, but are even simpler to make given the pre-mixed dry ingredients.

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Served with a glass of ice cold almond milk, these cookies are a decadent-tasting (but healthy!) treat.

Our whole family loves them!

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