The warmth of a cup of hot chocolate. The zing of a little peppermint. All in a cookie. That PS is gluten free and vegan. This cookie puts it together with all of the flavor, but none of the sugar crash. Eat it. Dunk it. Take it to a cookie exchange. Leave it out for Santa. Just don’t call it ordinary. I know you want the recipe…
Let me get to the bottom line right up front. Yes, these cookies are a treat. They are made with all-natural and organic ingredients, but they don’t exactly fall into the “healthy” column of your nutrition protocol. If you are like me and pretty much everyone else on the planet, you still want to enjoy some sweets and treats, even if you eat a clean and healthy diet… and especially around the holidays.
Peppermint AND Hot Chocolate – All In ONE Cookie!
That being said, while there is organic sugar in the recipe, these cookies are not overly sweet. You aren’t going to get that sugar rush and crash, but you will get all of the delectable flavor of a peppermint hot chocolate cookie.
The marshmallows. There are two trains of thought. There are those who add the marshmallows on top when the cookies are almost finished baking, so that the marshmallows don’t melt. Then there are those (like me) who want the melted ooey gooeyness. It’s entirely up to you. Mix in the marshmallows to the baking mix, or add them on top towards the end of the baking.
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I’ve included the links to help you find some of the products in this recipe if you aren’t familiar with where to purchase. I like using cassava flour since it’s plant-based and also Brain Octane for it’s health benefits, but you can always swap out your favorite gluten free flour and/or extra virgin olive oil.
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Love, hugs, and doing the peppermint twist.HERE.