These chewy double chocolate peppermint cookies are so soft and gooey! They’re also completely free of gluten, grains and sugar! Ketogenic, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free.
These delicious double chocolate peppermint cookies are definitely my favorite cookie recipes that I’ve made recently, aside from my amazing chocolate chunk cookies, of course. They are chock full of super-decadent dark chocolate and minty goodness.
The recipe calls for peppermint extract, although I used generic mint the first time I made these, and can say they were super-fantastic either way.
Now that I think about it, these would also be great with so many other extracts or additions instead of mint. Raspberry extract would be killer! Or, if you are a traditionalist, vanilla or almond extract would be winners as well.
Did I mention how easy these are to make? There is no chilling, no stand mixing and only 10 minutes of prep work required. You simply mix the ingredients together, form them into cookie shapes and pop ’em in the oven. When it comes to homemade cookies, it really doesn’t get any easier.
One suggestion I do have is to allow the dough to cool before adding in the chocolate chips. Since the butter and melted chocolate mixture will be warm from microwaving, if you don’t allow the dough to cool back to room temperature, the chocolate chips will melt as you’re stirring them in.
They’re still just as delicious, but lack those gooey chunks of the chocolate chips. And really, that’s the best part of eating chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven, right?
You’ll definitely want to keep an eye on these while they’re baking. Since they are such a deep, dark chocolate color, it can be hard to tell when the edges are starting to brown. It’s easy to over-bake them, as they don’t begin to firm up until after you’ve let them cool a bit.
I recommend removing them from the oven after 12-14 minutes, even if they still look under-cooked. If you eat them the same day, these will be incredibly soft and delicious. Plus, I doubt they will last much longer than a day anyway 🙂
One of the best things about chocolate is that it can be dolled up in infinite ways. So go out there and have fun with these double chocolate peppermint cookies! If you do customize them, be sure to let me know what kind of winning combination you came up with.
The more unique, the better! I might attempt some matcha cookies some time soon. Guess you’ll have to stay tuned to find out!
If you enjoyed these double chocolate mint cookies, you will definitely love these other cookie recipes!