Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – Gluten-free and Dairy-free

by tastyyummies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - Gluten-free and Dairy-free

You didn’t actually think I could make it through the holidays without making some kind of regular ‘ol Christmas cookies, did you? I have been loving playing around with some non-traditional healthier recipes, but last night my hubby was begging and pleading for a classic Christmas cookie while we were watching Love Actually. So, I decided to see what I could come up with on a whim. I of course had to make them gluten-free so I could enjoy them and I also wanted to make them dairy free. I have been loving the combination of chocolate and mint lately, it is such a classic holiday flavor combination, and I have been planning to make some cupcakes with that flavor combo,  (I still hope to) but I decided to go that route with these cookies, too.

The original recipe that I used as a reference for ratios, called for 2 sticks of butter and 2 cups of sugar. That just seemed so excessive to me and I also really wanted to use coconut oil instead of the butter, so I made some changes, put it all together and crossed my fingers. I think if I wasn’t already taking a gamble with the recipe, I would have also tried to make them egg free, but I didn’t want to rock the boat. These cookies turned out so amazing, they have a little crisp to the outside and were perfectly gooey and chocolatey on the inside, just how I like my cookies. I love the peppermint flavor in these so much, I actually debated adding some crushed candy canes to the cookies too, for some pop of holiday color, but I decided against it, I didn’t want these to be “too much”. I wanted them to be subtly sweet and understated but still festive.

What kinds of Holiday cookies have you made this season?

If I don’t get back on here before the holidays, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah or whatever holiday you celebrate. I hope you enjoy this magical time – surrounded by family and friends and of course, lots of tasty and healthy foods! Lots of love!! xoxoxo

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - Gluten-free and Dairy-free

 

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1 Isobelle December 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

These look perfect! Any chocolate and mint flavoured treat seems to win me over real fast. And I love that they aren’t overly sweet – I’m not big on lots of sugar.
I just may have to give these a go tonight. Christmas Eve baking! :) Merry Christmas.

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