Holiday Sweet Treats for EVERYONE Print Recipe Print Recipe

For YOU.  self reward.  very important.

 

Your GUESTS. Serve with [dairy-free] Coconut Ice Cream and your guests will be loving on you like there’s no tomorrow!

SANTA.  no brainer.

AND [or] your NEIGHBOR.

 

I figured since you’ll be baking ['tis the season], I’d give you a good one that works for just about any occasion. These cookies have a crunchy outside and a chewy minty inside, which makes for a perfect sweet treat this holiday season.

 

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Tatertots & Jello  |   Holiday Party Mantel

 

 

Peppermint Brownie Thins, gluten-free

PRINT Recipe

[adapted from Gluten-free Goddess]

Ingredients

  • 5 oz. of GOOD dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup hazelnut meal [or almond meal]
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 egg, beaten [also made this with 1 egg - still works out]
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Topping: Candy Cane, crumbled

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Lay parchment on two baking sheets; set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt the dark chocolate and coconut oil over low heat. Stir occasionally, until melted.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the brown sugar, hazelnut meal, brown rice flour, salt and baking soda.

In a separate bowl, beat the two eggs – don’t over beat, just enough to combine.

Add the eggs, vanilla extract and melted chocolate to the dry ingredients.

Using a hand mixer, beat on low until the batter becomes a smooth and shiny.

With an ice cream scooper, drop 1 scoop on the prepared baking sheet, spacing every 2-inches.

Bake 8 to 9 minutes, or until the edges have browned.

Remove and immediately sprinkle candy cane pieces to the top of the cookies. Let cool for 10 minutes before removing and placing on cooling rack.

Enjoy!

*gluten-free *dairy-free – depending on the chocolate you use

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  • http://warmvanillasugar.wordpress.com/ Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    So cute! I just love the sound of these :)

  • http://www.ridgelysradar.com Ridgely’s Radar

    YUM! These look delicious!

  • http://www.MindyLockard.com Mindy Lockard

    Oh yummy Lisa! Once again, you’ve outdone yourself! XO

  • http://www.secondcitysoiree.com Jen @ SecondCitySoiree

    I’m adding these to my “must try” list!

  • http://www.partybluprintsblog.com Dawn Sandomeno

    Chocolate and Peppermint – the best Christmas Combo! Delish thanks for the recipe.

  • http://www.housewifebliss.com Coryanne Ettiene

    So yummy I had to pin them, brownie thins….such a stunning idea! Happy Holidays Lisa, Coryanne

  • http://glitzglamgranola.com Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola

    Omigosh these look absolutely amazing!! I was just telling my mom (who’s now GF) that I would find her a recipe for some Xmas cookies and this is it! So excited to see this in my Google Reader this morning!

  • http://www.tatertotsandjello.com jen @ tatertots and jello

    Wow – those look delicious!! And I love that they are gluten free. Thanks for the awesome recipe Lisa!!

    xoxo
    Jen

  • http://www.partybluprintsblog.com Elizabeth Mascali

    We love our Christmas cookies – can’t wait to try these, they look scrumptious!

  • http://www.twopeasandtheirpod.com Maria

    I am not sharing with Santa:)

  • http://www.howsweeteats.com Jessica @ How Sweet

    These look dreamy… love.

  • http://www.yesiwantcake.com Katie

    Peppermint and brownie. Oh heavens…you have me drooling on my keyboard again.

  • http://www.bevcooks.com Bev Weidner

    Will you feed me these?

  • http://thefauxmartha.com/ Melissa // thefauxmartha

    Oh my! You had me at chocolate … and peppermint.

  • http://thedailybasics.com cynthia at the daily basics

    Totally yummy – I am making these. They look delicious and ever since I’ve met you I am shying away from gluten – you have really inspired me! Thank you!

  • http://www.foodepix.com Jo

    Looks delicious. Would love for you to share this with us over at foodepix.com.

  • Linda

    Looks so good, when you are home next lets make them!

  • http://engineeringdeliciousness.blogspot.com Sarah @ Engineering Deliciousness

    Chocolate and peppermint have to be my ALL TIME favorite Christmas flavor combo. I have like a bazillion things pinned on my Christmas recipes Pinterest board, but I think this just shot up to #1 on the to-bake list :)

  • http://dailycupofcouture.blogspot.com Daily Cup of Couture

    these look beyond delicious!! cannot wait to try this receipe!! xx

  • http://sweetpeonyblog.blogspot.com nicole {sweet peony}

    these are so pretty! love your photos!

  • http://www.createdby-diane.com Diane {Created by Diane}

    oh yummy, these look great

  • http://www.lilipicked.com emily li

    made these yesterday and they were great except I couldn’t keep them from flattening out so much they turned into one big blob. do you chill the dough? or do you think I just need to add more dry ingredients?