Deliciously soft, these Gluten Free Peppermint Cookies are perfect for holiday gifting. Glancing at their ingredient list might have you and your family enjoying these for breakfast too!
I recently brought home a bag of Ghirardelli peppermint baking chunks and I’ve been helpless around them.
Almost as helpless as my doggos get around a jar of these Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Treats!
I’m sitting here thinking how did I not try these in years passed but I don’t recall seeing these at any of the grocery stores I frequent…
By the way, this is not a sponsored post. These are just the rantings of a food blogger in a peppermint chunk foodie coma!
When I picked up a bag of these peppermint baking chunks, my intentions were to bake up all things peppermint.
I envisioned peppermint scones, peppermint muffins, peppermint bars and even remaking these peppermint bites.
But, before I knew it, that bag of peppermint chunks was half full. If I had rats at home, I’d blame them – but, snacking on handfuls every time I got a cup of coffee is the main culprit.
I made these Peppermint Cookies with a combination of peanut butter and coconut oil instead of butter. By the miracle that is baking, that peanut butter taste doesn’t seem to overwhelm the peppermint flavor in these cookies — kind of like in these Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies.
I also used flax meal and rolled oats for a nutritional kick. After eating all those handfuls of peppermint chunks, I was trying to set the nutritional scales in balance again by cramming as much better-for-me stuff as I could into these Peppermint Cookies.
These cookies also have a handful of pecan pieces thrown in, making them a tasty texture-rific treat.
With this ingredient list, you could even enjoy these Peppermint Cookies for breakfast — it is the season for holiday cheer after all, right?
BTW, this recipe first appeared on Food Fanatic ~ If you are looking for holiday eats and treats, please do head on over to Food Fanatic for ideas!
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Dawn - Girl Heart Food
Monday 17th of December 2018
Love peppermint any time of year, but especially now! And I would totally eat these for breakfast with milk and coffee...hey, I'm going all out (it is the holidays after all ;) ). Can't wait to give these a try, Shashi! Have an awesome week ahead, my friend!
Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
Sunday 16th of December 2018
How have I never encountered those peppermint baking chunks before? That's probably a good thing because I guarantee they wouldn't last long enough for me to bake with them :). These cookies look AWESOME and I'm going to have to check out those baking chunks at the store tomorrow. Have a great week, Shashi!
David @ Spiced
Tuesday 11th of December 2018
Peppermint baking chunks, eh? I can't say I've seen those in stores either...but you bet I'm going to be looking now! I love peppermint flavored treats around the holidays, and these cookies sound like they're right up my alley. Nice and chewy and packed with flavor. I'll have to tell Robbie that Santa requests a dozen of these cookies this year! :-)
Tuesday 11th of December 2018
They look and sound so good with peanut butter and coconut oil.