Since going gluten free a couple years ago, I’ve been searching for and experimenting to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Let me tell you… I’ve eaten some terrible cookies along the way. But I’ve finally cracked the code and developed the BEST gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe! And since it’s the holidays, we’re adding a peppermint twist. I’ll show you a couple options for the peppermint flavor (or just leave it out altogether). But however you make them, I promise, you won’t be disappointed!
2 1/4 cups of one-to-one gluten free all purpose flour (I like King Arthur the best)
1tsp xanthan gum (ONLY if your flour blend doesn’t already have it)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
1tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
8 Tblsp room temperature butter
1 Tblsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet… or add a lot more – you get to decide!)
- 2-3 mini candycanes (crushed) – use more or less depending on just how minty you want these!
- 1 drop peppermint vitality oil
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- Preheat your oven to 350
- Mix dry ingredients: flour, xanthan gum (if needed), salt, baking soda, and coconut sugar. Combine well with a stand mixer or whisk.
- Cut and add butter a little at a time. Mix.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Add peppermint extract if using. Mix to combine. *If using peppermint vitality oil, add it with the eggs for best results.
- Add chocolate chips or crushed candy canes. *Could also add candy canes only to the top of the cookies instead of mixing.
- Portion onto your baking sheet in small balls – I like to press down slightly.
- Bake at 350F for 12-14 minutes (12 minutes is my sweet spot!)
I pretty much always double this recipe, because well… I have five kids so small amounts of baked goods are never a good idea. ;) But the dough also freezes well if you want to portion out half of the dough to save for another day.
I have one kiddo who doesn’t like peppermint, so we added the candy canes at the end just before baking, squished into the top of the cookie dough.
Whether you make these cookies with peppermint or just as regular chocolate chip cookies, you will find yourself eating at least one more than you had planned. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! ;)