The warmth of a cup of hot chocolate. The zing of a little peppermint. All in a cookie. 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.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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  • 1 1/2 cup cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 scoops egg replacer and water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 drops food-grade peppermint essential oil
  • 1/4 cup vegan marshmallows
  • 2 cups Chocolate frosting 
  • 4 candy canes to top (crushed)


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir all cookie ingredients together (use hands to mix thoroughly).
  3. Roll into balls bigger than a golf ball.
  4. Place on baking try covered with parchment paper and press down slightly.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  6. Let cool and cover with frosting and crushed candy canes.

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving: Calories: 381 | Carbs: 44 g | Fat: 25 g | Protein: 1 g | Sodium: 275 mg | Sugar: 11 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.


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