We’re almost in December and I’m in holiday baking mode! Almost more so this year because 1) we aren’t really supposed to be leaving the house thanks to rising COVID-19 numbers; and 2) is there anything else better to do haha? Staying in has really made me realize all the festivities I took for granted like Christmas parties, having dinner with friends and family, Christmas events in the city etc. However, every year I’m always overwhelmed with my to-do list so I GUESS a slow Christmas season isn’t doing any harm!!
Chocolate & Peppermint is one of my FAVOURITE holiday combinations. It just tastes so fresh and a good balance between flavours. If it’s not your thing, you can always omit the peppermint extract & candy cane topping and viola! Just a delicious cookie. These cookies are super soft, dairy-free, gluten and grain free since I used almond flour and coconut flour. Note: most commercial baking powders contain cornstarch so if you want a truly grain free recipe, make sure to get one without corn starch in the ingredient list. I get mine in the natural section of my local store.
Funnily enough, I meant to photograph this recipe for you but the first time I made it, we ate the entire batch before I had a chance to do so…so I knew I definitely had to share this recipe 🙂 It’s THAT good.
After baking, I added a crushed candy cane topping for some extra crunch but it’s 100% optional and mostly just cute to look at. If you’re like me and like to reheat your cookies, I would avoid the candy cane topping. A warm cookie with some almond milk is just the best treat! To reheat the cookies, I would throw them in the microwave for 30 seconds.
P.s. if you’re looking for a cooling rack, I really like the ones from Wilton Industries. They are stable and not flimsy like some I’ve tried. You can check the ones I have out by clicking here.
These cookies can be frozen for a few months in an airtight container (avoid that burnt freezer taste). Just make sure to thaw them overnight before enjoying.
I hope you love this recipe as much as me! Please remember to tag me in your creations on social @balancingandie. I just love seeing your photos.