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?
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