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Gooey Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  • Author: Stephanie Bosch
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 cookies 1x
  • Method: Baking
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These gluten-free, vegan chocolate cookies are super simple and delicious.  You may want to double the batch because they’ll be gone in no time.


Ingredients

Scale

Dry Ingredients:

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • ½ cup refined coconut oil or other neutral-flavored oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg replacement* (I used 1 Tbsp Just Egg)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)

Optional:

 


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large measuring cup, mix all wet ingredients together with ¼ cup water.
  3. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well until combined.
  4. Add in the chocolate chunks and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Do NOT skip refrigeration)
  5. Remove dough from the fridge.  Using a small ice cream scoop, or approximately 2 tbsp. of dough, form into balls.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 16-18 minutes. The longer they cook, the crispier they will be.
  7. Leave on a baking tray to cool completely, about 10 minutes.

If dipping in white chocolate, add chocolate to the microwave and cook on 50% power and stir every 30 seconds until melted.   Or add to double boiler**and cook over medium-low heat until melted.  Make sure cookies are completely cooled.  Dip cookies in white chocolate or use a spoon and cover either half or the entire cookie.  Add crushed candy while white chocolate is still wet.


Notes

*Flax egg: 1 tbsp flaxseed meal to 2 1/2 tbsp water mix well and let rest for 5 minutes or until thickened. Use as a regular egg.

** If you don’t own a double boiler (who does these days?) then gather a medium saucepan and 2 medium heatproof bowls that can sit over the saucepan without dipping too far into it. Pour water into saucepan to come 1″ up the sides (there should be a gap between the water and bowl so check it before the water gets hot!) and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

 

Keywords: Gluten-free, vegan, chocolate cookies