Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

I am the self-proclaimed queen of gluten-free cookies.

I have always had a love of cookies. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of baking cookies with my mom. I also sold cookies to earn money to buy a bike. More recently I developed more than 50 gluten free cookie recipes my first published cookbook, The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide.

So… I think that I’m pretty good at baking cookies. But then, I’m the very biased Gluten Free Cookie Queen.

I try to pass my love of cookies on to my daughters. The holidays are the perfect time to make your own cookie baking memories with your families!

Miss E has been helping me bake and eat cookies since she was 18 months old. She stood next to me at our kitchen island helping me stir the cookie dough (and then licking the spatula, don’t judge me) for every cookie recipe in my cookbook, which conveniently I was writing during the month of December.

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

During that time I was grieving a miscarriage. Baking cookies with my daughter really brought me peace and comfort. Holidays, family, hope, and cookies made my life better.

One of my favorite recipes in my cookbook is a recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cookies. One reason I love them is that they are made with ingredients that most kitchens have, even if they aren’t in a gluten free household. They are such an easy cookie to make, and they are super chocolaty.

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I have been wanting to make a holiday version of my Flourless Chocolate Cookies, so TA-DA! What is more holiday and festive than peppermint? They are perfect for baking with your kids, baking by yourself, sharing with others, or hoarding them for “Santa.”

I never bake cookies without parchment paper or some other kind of non-stick liner. I think that you should use parchment paper when baking any cookies, but I think that it is especially important when baking gluten free cookies. They are often more fragile than regular cookies while they are still warm because there isn’t any gluten to give them structure.

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets are very easy to use. And easy is what I need during the holidays! I wish I had them back when I was writing my cookbook. My silicone baking mats got worn out from baking all of those cookie recipes, and  they weren’t always easy to get clean. I love that I can just toss the Cookie Baking Sheets when I’m done, almost skipping the clean-up phase. I can move on to enjoying warm cookies, fresh from the oven, with my little girls.

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

And about those warm cookies… even warm gluten free cookies easily slide off of Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets! No sticking , breaking, or crumbling. Using a Cookie Baking Sheet also lets you move the cookies onto a cooling rack (while still on the parchment paper) to prevent them from over-baking.

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

So far I think my girls and I have made 4 or 5 different holiday cookies. And we aren’t anywhere near done. Later this week we are making (and decorating!) gluten free ninjabreadmen!

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These Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free.
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Serves: 1½ dozen
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz (approx 1 cup) powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz (approx 1 cup) cocoa powder (I like using dark or dutch-processed)
  • ½ cup peppermint crunch baking bits, plus extra to top* (double check that they are gluten-free)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line your baking sheets with Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets.
  2. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the egg and mix until smooth.
  4. Add the baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
  5. Stir in the peppermint crunch baking bits.
  6. Scoop the cookie dough onto the Cookie Baking Sheets 3 inches apart using a 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop. Gently sprinkle with some extra peppermint baking bits.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. They will not "look" done, and will still be very soft but will lose their doughy shine.
  8. Immediately after they come out of the oven press some extra peppermint baking bits on top, as desired. I usually just fill in any gaps that happened as the cookies spread.
  9. After 2-3 minutes remove the cookies on the Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheet to a cooling rack to prevent them from overcooking.
Notes
*If you can't find Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips, you can try using some crushed candy canes.
To make these cookies Dairy Free use melted coconut oil instead of the butter and then use crushed candy canes or something else instead of the Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips (which have dairy in them.)

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

I have found Reynolds Cookie Baking Sheets at Walmart and Target. (I think Target even had a cartwheel deal a week or so ago for them!) You can follow Reynolds on Facebook and Twitter for more holiday ideas. What cookies are you excited to bake this holiday season?

Flourless Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are easy, festive, and naturally gluten free. Just 7 ingredients in these flourless chocolate peppermint cookies!

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Comments

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thanks Alicia! I have a very willing “hand model.” She is always asking me if I need a model. I love having my girls in the kitchen with me. 🙂

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Thanks Laura! I really loved how easy the baking sheets were to use. No funky overhang that starts to burn in the oven… that is never good.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      You have got to try them Tessa! I guess I should emphasize that they are nut-free. All of that cocoa powder makes them super chocolatey.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      I always use parchment paper! It doesn’t matter if I’m making cookies, cakes, brownies, or quick bread. It makes my life so much easier!

  1. Allison says

    Is the measurements for sugar and cocoa 1 cup? Or 4 oz?

    I cup equals 8 oz
    1/2 cup equals 4 oz

    Please let me know, I’m making these right now! 🙂
    Allison

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Hi Allison,
      I baked these cookies by weight and then gave an approximate volume measurement for those who don’t have a scale. Volume and weight measurements do not convert universally because different ingredients have different mass. For example, one cup of powdered sugar weighs approx 4 oz, and the same cup of granulated sugar weighs about 8 oz.
      Happy Baking!

  2. Kandi says

    While these cookies do have a good taste those who do not regularly bake without flour should be warned that these cookies spread on the baking sheet. Even with parchment paper if you space them like regular cookies you will end up with a burnt mess in your oven and burnt smell in your house.

    • flippindeliciousflippindelicious says

      Hi Kandi, I always space my cookies far apart because they spread. If you space them like I did in the photos you should be fine.

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