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gluten free chocolate cookies sprinkled with peppermint candy in a serving dish

Gluten Free Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 13 min
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american


Gluten Free Peppermint Chocolate Cookies make the perfect holiday dessert! These soft pillowy chocolate cookies dipped in chocolate & topped with peppermint are a must make this Christmas! 


  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1/4 cup dutch processed cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cups dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a stand mixer add butter and sugar. Beat until creamy.
  3. Add in the cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until all the ingredients are combined. Scrap the sides to mix everything if you need to.
  4. Next add in the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined. Then add in the flour and beat until combined.
  5. The dough should be a good ball rolling consistency, if not, put the dough in the refrigerator for a bit to harden up.
  6. Scoop into 1″ balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets (or you could use silicon mats, which is what I prefer) about 2″ apart.
  7. Using your thumb or a teaspoon measure, press each ball in the middle making a slight imprint. This will help cookies flatten out.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let cookies sit for 5 minutes.
  10. In the meantime, to a small bowl add chocolate melting wafers. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time until the chocolate is completely melted.
  11. Dunk each cookie in the chocolate (cover about half of the cookie) and place on parchment paper.
  12. Sprinkle the chocolate dipped side with crushed peppermint candy.
  13. Serve!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 98
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 74 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 24 mg