Chocolate mint cookies are the perfect and easy dessert recipe! Grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, yet delicious!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a food processor, add the almond flour, cacao powder, sea salt, and baking soda. Blend until combined.
Add the remaining ingredients (shortening, honey, peppermint extract), except the chocolate and blend until well-combined and forms a cookie dough.
Add the chopped chocolate (or chocolate chips) and pulse two or three times to mix in. Or you can remove the food processor blade and stir in.
Scoop heaping tablespoons of cookie dough onto lined parchment paper baking pan. Smooth and shape dough into cookie shapes. Note: these cookies SPREAD so they must be 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Add a few chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies.
Bake for 6-8 minutes until tops are just firm. Note: due to the nut content of these cookies, they can burn easily if they bake too long, particularly the bottoms.
Remove the cookies from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool for an additional ten minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze up to a month.