Healthy Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies are gooey on the inside and hard chewy on the outside. Cozy up this holiday with a plate of cookies laced with mint, loaded with irresistible chocolate and studded with marshmallows. Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Oh how I love me some peppermint! It’s the merriest of flavors. See how I just did that? Teehee! It’s really a shame we only celebrate peppermint one month out of the year. Every time December rolls around, I ask myself why do I always wait until the holidays to savor in the glory of freshness? I mean everyone likes a minty fresh breath! Okay you’re going to think this is a toothpaste commercial. Don’t worry it’s not!
While good hygiene is important especially when you’re praying for a hunk under the tree, my true love for mint is for soothing my sensitive stomach and keeping my digestion on track. Every night after dinner I drink peppermint tea. It soothes, calms and relaxes my stomach. When you have leaky gut and other stomach issues, having a happy belly becomes the highlight of your day.
My other love of mint is for curing muscle soreness. Yes, you heard me right! A bottle of peppermint essential oil does a muscle good. If you’ve ever had a massage, I’m willing to bet they used peppermint oil on you. Just rub a small amount into your achey muscles for relief. When you’re recovering from an injury like me and have a lot of cramp-y muscles, that relief is much appreciated!
Albeit we only praise this heavenly flavor one month, at least it gets honored the best month of the year. However, if I had my way, we’d be sipping on skinny peppermint mochas year round and eating Peppermint Hot Chocolate cookies which by the way just happen to be healthy! A good for you cookie? Sign me up!
I don’t know anyone that will pass on a healthy cookie much less any cookie for that matter. This time of year a healthy cookie is a bonus because there are a million treats everywhere and it is truly a Christmas miracle if you can still fit in your skinny jeans come January. But these glory to be cookies won’t rob you of your favorite jeans and they taste incredible too. So go on, bake to your little heart’s content and eat without guilt. Here’s to happy baking, skinny jeans and happy tummies!
Healthy Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
Just like your favorite drink, these cookies are gooey on the inside and hard chewy on the outside. Cozy up this holiday with a plate of Healthy Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies laced with mint, loaded with irresistible chocolate and studded with marshmallows.
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 2/3 cup Gluten Free Oat Flour
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 tsp tapioca flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp dairy-free chocolate chips
- 12 vegan marshmallows
- peppermint stick for breaking up & sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt and tapioca.
In a separate bowl, whisk together egg white, coconut oil and peppermint.
Add the liquid to the flour mixture stirring until incorporated into a brownie like mixture. Fold chocolate chips into batter.
Scoop dough onto cookie sheet in 12 round balls, flattening slightly. With your thumb, press the center of each cookie down a little making a dent to place a marshmallow later after baking.
Bake at 350 F 9-11 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately place a marshmallow in the center of each cookie. Remove from baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool.
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