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Chocolate Peppermint Cookies!

Chocolate mint cookies are the perfect and easy dessert recipe! Grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free, yet delicious!

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 9 cookies
Calories 192 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/8 cup cacao powder (can sub cocoa powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons all-vegetable shortening (I use Spectrum all-vegetable shortening)
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate (can sub semi-sweet chocolate chips)
  • 2 Tablespoons chocolate chips (dairy-free)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a food processor, add the almond flour, cacao powder, sea salt, and baking soda. Blend until combined.

  3. Add the remaining ingredients (shortening, honey, peppermint extract), except the chocolate and blend until well-combined and forms a cookie dough.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Add a few chocolate chips to the tops of the cookies.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Cookies!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 192 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 97mg4%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7IU0%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.