Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

This time of year, my absolute FAVORITE thing is anything and everything with peppermint. My Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Brownie Cheesecake was a huge hit a couple years ago. I think everyone loved it! This year, I decided to make something a little different. These Chocolate peppermint chip cookies are amazing. Super easy to make, quick to bake, and they are full of chocolatey goodness! If you are looking for a cookie recipe to impress this holiday season, this is it!

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Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

Delicious chocolate peppermint chip cookies recipe that are perfect for the holidays.

Course Dessert
Keyword chocolate, cookies, peppermint
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Cooling on Cookie Sheet 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 19 minutes
Servings 4 Dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Butter melted
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 TBSP Water
  • 3 Cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup White Chocolate Peppermint Chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together both sugars and butter together. Add your eggs, vanilla and water. Beat until you have those ingredients well blended.

  2. Add your dry ingredients one at a time, making sure to mix each ingredient in thoroughly before adding the next. 

  3. Fold in your white chocolate peppermint chips (I like these).

  4. Put your dough in the fridge for 1 hour. It will be very thick. That's OK!

  5. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your baking sheet with parchment paper or your silicone baking mats (these are a really good price!!).

  6. Using your cookie scoop (another amazing price), place the cookie dough on the cookie sheets and bake for 9-10 minutes. Do not over bake. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before placing them on a wire rack to cool.

Recipe Notes

**Be sure to store your cookies in an air tight container.

Chocolate Peppermint Chip Cookies

Don’t these cookies sound amazing? They are the perfect amount of chocolate and peppermint. My son would prefer MORE white chocolate peppermint chips, while my daughter would prefer less. One thing you could do is sprinkle extra chips on the cookies when they come out of the oven. However, it’s definitely not necessary (well…unless you are like my son)…the cookies are delicious just the way they are.

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Gluten Free or Not!

I made these chocolate peppermint chip cookies with Namaste Foods Gluten Free Fourchocolate peppermint chip cookies. However, if you don’t have to or want to make them gluten free, then don’t! Simply use the same amount of flour that is not gluten free! They turn out perfectly with either flour you choose to use!

You have plenty of time to make these for Christmas. If you are having a hard time finding the white chocolate peppermint chips, check your local grocery store. I found my at Kroger. If you have a Christmas celebration that is after Christmas (like I do), order them on Amazon!

Other Peppermint Recipes You MUST Try

Like I said, this time of year (or any time really), chocolate and peppermint are my favorite things. These are some other peppermint recipes you must try:

Peppermint Oreo Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies

Peppermint Dessert Recipes

Christmas Cream Cheese Mints


Easy Fudge Recipes Anyone Can Make

One of my favorite desserts is fudge. I remember going to Mackinaw Island when I was a kid and buying all kinds of different flavors of fudge. If you aren’t able to get to Mackinaw Island to buy their delicious fudge, then these easy fudge recipes are for you! Even if you are able to go (and you should…Mackinaw is such a nice place), you’ll want to make these recipes. Especially with the holidays coming up. Everyone loves fudge and they love easy recipes. This is a definite win-win!

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Easy fudge recipes

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With the holidays quickly approaching, I am starting to think about the menu and more importantly, the desserts I want to have for our Christmas dinner. My husband and I are hosting this year, so I am really trying to plan the perfect menu. Some of these quick and easy recipes are definitely on the menu.

Easy Fudge Recipes

This time of year, peppermint everything is my favorite. Combine that with chocolate and it’s heaven on a plate! These easy fudge recipes are so perfect! Which one (or two or three…) fudge recipes sound good to you?

Gingerbread Fudge Recipe

Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Easy White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge

Healthy Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge

Irish Cream-Pistachio Fudge

2 Ingredient Fudge

Creamy Peanut Butter Fudge

Creamy Christmas Fudge

Soooo…which of these fudge recipes will you be making? I am definitely making the peppermint fudge. Like I said, peppermint is my favorite, as is white chocolate. The peanut butter fudge sounds good, as well. No matter which one of these easy fudge recipes you make, your friends and family will love them!

If you are following the Keto diet, don’t fret! I have you covered! These Keto approved fudge recipes are perfect!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Fat Bombs

Chocolate SunButter Keto Fat Bombs

Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Vanilla Keto Candy


Cranberry Banana Muffins Recipe

Every single week I make banana muffins for the kids to have in their lunches or with their breakfast. One of our favorites is the Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Peanut Butter. This week, I decided to mix things up and make cranberry banana muffins. I don’t know if it’s because we just had Thanksgiving and I love everything cranberry this time of year (no pumpkin spice for me), or what, but I thought the combination would be really good! And it was so good!

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Cranberry Banana Muffins

Delicious recipe for gluten free cranberry banana muffins. Not gluten free? Simply sub in your favorite flour instead!

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Keyword banana muffins, cranberry, muffins
Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 27 minutes
Servings 12 People

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Med Bananas
  • 1 TBSP Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Prepare your muffin tin with liners or use this amazing silicone muffin pan.

  2. In a small bowl, mash your bananas and set aside. In another large bowl, cream together your softened butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, milk and mashed bananas. 

  3. Next add your baking soda, salt and gluten free flour. Be sure to mix with your hand mixer after each new addition. I like this gluten free flour.

  4. Fold in your dried cranberries. Cover your batter with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 50-60 minutes to chill. 

  5. Fill your muffin tins completely (trust me on this...fill it up)! Place in the oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes. Lower the temp to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before placing the muffins on a cooling rack to cool completely. 

Recipe Notes

*This recipe can be made with either gluten free flour or regular flour. Your choice!

These cranberry banana muffins turned out delicious! The kids loved them. Funny thing though…my son came home from school today and said, “those banana muffins were good, but the chocolate almost tasted like fruit. It was also harder that normal”. Really dude? Hahaha! The dried cranberries give a nice tartness to the muffins. One of these days, I’d like to try this recipe with fresh cranberries!

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If you are looking for other tried and true muffin recipes, then you must try the following:

Banana Mini Muffins with Chocolate Chips

Lemon Pound Cake Mini Muffins

Gluten Free Apple Spice Pumpkin Muffins

Quick and Easy Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange Banana Muffins Recipe

What are your favorite kind of muffin to make?

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

A few years ago, I started making these amazing chocolate oatmeal cookies. They literally were loved by all. Not even joking. Fast forward a bit. I found out I needed to follow a gluten free diet and I instantly stopped making these amazing cookies. While I could find gluten free flour, I was at a loss for gluten free rolled oats. Until now! I volunteered to bring gluten free goodies to Thanksgiving tomorrow and one of the things I am bringing is a huge platter of my chocolate oatmeal cookies! Another thing I’m bringing (and you will want to check this recipe out too) are my yummy Gluten Free Jam Thumbprint Cookies.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Delicious recipe for chocolate oatmeal cookies. They are to die for and every single person who eats one will love them!

Course Dessert, Snack
Keyword cookies, gluten free, oatmeal cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar packed
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 Cup Gluten Free Flour
  • 3 Cups Gluten Free Rolled Oats

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheets with parchment paper or use these silicone baking mats.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together your softened butter and sugars. Next add the eggs and vanilla and mix with your hand mixer. 

  3. One by one, add the baking powder, salt, unsweetened cocoa and gluten free flour. User your hand mixer to to mix after each addition. 

  4. Now it's time to add the gluten free rolled oats. Do not attempt to use your hand mixer. If you have a stand mixer, it may work, but I am not sure, as I do not have one. The best way I have found to mix the rolled oats in is to wash your hands and use your hands to mix it or wear food safe gloves. 

  5. Chill your chocolate oatmeal cookie dough in the fridge for at least 40 minutes.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, place your cookie dough on the parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Bake for 9-11 minutes. 9 minutes will give you an amazing chewy cookie. If you like a crunchy outside with a chewy inside, bake for 10 or 11 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5-7 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Recipe Notes

*These cookies freeze well! Simply place in freezer bags. You can take a cookie out, one by one, nuke in the microwave for about 20 seconds, and then you have a cookie that tastes like it is fresh from the oven!

You guys, these cookies are amazing. I really can’t stress how awesome they are. Traditionally, oatmeal cookies have raisons and cinnamon in them. Neither of those things are my favorite. One day I decided to see what it would taste like to put unsweetened cocoa in the cookies instead. And thus, the chocolate oatmeal cookies were born!

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If you don’t follow a gluten free diet, simply make these with regular flour and regular rolled oats. All of the measurements for the ingredients stay the same! Also, if you want to make these cookies ahead and freeze the, you can! Allow them to fully cool and then place them in freezer bag. Either take the cookies out, one by one and nuke them in the microwave for about 20 seconds, or take the whole bag out the day before you need them and you are good to go!

Other Cookies you Must Try

Any of these recipes can be made gluten free or with regular flour. Some have asked me in the past about almond flour or coconut flour. I do not bake with either of those flours, so I am not sure if they can be used in the same way as gluten free flour and regular flour.

Chocolate oatmeal cookies are my favorite cookies…what are your favorite cookies?

10 Best Cookie Recipes for a Party

One thing I like taking to holiday parties (or to just make) are cookies. This year, for Thanksgiving, I volunteered to bring gluten free desserts. I plan on making gluten free brownies, but I also will be making a platter of gluten free cookies. Rather than scour the internet for the best of the best cookie recipes, I compiled the 10 best cookies recipes for a party! All of these recipes can be made gluten free!

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10 Best Cookie Recipes

Cookies are the perfect thing to take to a party or holiday get together. They are easy to make and most recipes you can make a head and freeze until you need them. Let’s not forget, everyone loves cookies. They are also good to have when kids will be there because kids don’t always like the pies that adults have at the holidays.

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Without further ado, I give you the 10 best cookie recipes that are super easy to make, freeze well, and are a great crowd pleaser. Keep these cookies in mind when you are doing your holiday cookie swaps!

  1. Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies
  2. Rolo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
  3. Pumpkin Coffee Cookies with Maple Icing
  4. Sweet and Salty Cookies Recipe
  5. Butterfinger Cookies Recipe
  6. S’mores Cookie Recipe
  7. Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  8. Kit Kat Cookies Recipe
  9. Gluten Free Jam Thumbprint Cookies
  10. Oatmeal Apple Spice Cookies

Don’t these sound like the best cookie recipes?!? I just recently made the jam thumbprint cookies and they were amazing! The jam thumbprint cookies and two others (that I will share the recipes for later) will be the cookies I take to Thanksgiving this year. The nice thing about ALL of the cookie recipes above is that you can make them with regular flour or gluten free flour. The Namaste gluten free flourbest cookie recipes is my favorite gluten free flour brand. I highly recommend it. Everything I make with it turns out perfectly.

What is your go to cookie to make?