Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF, DF)

Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF & DF)

Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF, DF)I’m so lucky to have the most wonderful friends who will go out of their ways when it comes to dining at our local gluten free diner or driving hours to gluten free bakeries. I love my friends, and I’m also fortunate that there’s another person in my life who is even more supportive, my sister.

She never complains when we can’t go out to the new Chinese restaurant in town as a family, nor when she has to eat gluten free meals despite not having celiac disease. Plus, in her free time, she sometimes makes me special treats in our allergy kitchen downstairs. Not only does she know all about food allergies and celiac disease, but she’s also a wonderful chef.

I passed my baked egg food challenge! (Image Courtesy of Clickr)
I passed my baked egg food challenge! (Image Courtesy of Clickr)

To make things better, I recently passed my baked egg challenge, which meant she has a whole new array of recipes to try!

Those of you who know about food allergies are probably aware that some people with a milk or egg allergy can tolerate these ingredients if they have been extensively heated. For example, the milk in a goldfish. (You should complete any food challenge under the supervision of your doctor/allergist.)

Our first baked egg recipe were these chocolate mint cookies. They’re thin and crisp, yet still rich with the chocolate flavor. As my sister likes to point out, they don’t taste “gluten free” either. So, without further ado, here’s the recipe for you to enjoy with your family and friends too. 🙂 Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF, DF)

Chocolate Mint Cookies*

Allergens: Contains Eggs.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup of Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1½ tsp. Vanilla
  • 1½ tsp. Peppermint Extract
  • 3 Egg Whites

Procedure

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Using a mixer, beat all the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Scoop onto the parchment using a tablespoon.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cookies sit on the parchment to finish cooking.Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF, DF)
  5. Once cool, remove cookies from parchment, and enjoy!Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF, DF)

Tips & Tricks

  • For more of a peppermint taste you can use 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 tsp. peppermint extract as the original recipe suggests.

* Recipe Adapted from French Press

I’ll be bringing these delicious cookies to my friends at Fiesta Friday this week. I’m sure y’all will appreciate the love and care my sister put into these, and I can’t wait to see what y’all bring to the party.

Have a wonderful weekend, and happy cooking!

15 thoughts on “Chocolate Mint Cookies (GF & DF)

  1. These sound delicious!! I will have to try them !! Thanks, Kaila (and Brianna) for sharing!! Glad you passed your baked egg challenge!! Exciting news!!

  2. This looks and sounds delicious Kaila! My mom and sister are lactose intolerant (my mother is severely allergic to it!), so I always try to make things dairy-free when I lived close-by. They would LOVE this recipe (not to mention me too!) I love Chocolate and Mint together and my mom and sister are always looking for ways they can enjoy chocolatey cookies (without the dairy!) Pinning and Sharing! 🙂

  3. You are indeed blessed to have friends/ family like that. ❤ And these cookies are absolutely perfect. Happy FF and I hope to see you next week for FF's first anniversary. 🙂

  4. I always like to have gluten-free baking around in consideration of my few family members who require it. Having tried a number of recipes, I often find them among the best, and these look like another winner for everyone. Thanks for posting.

  5. These look really good, I’m glad you have such supportive friends and family to help you enjoy all the yummy things! Exciting that you passed the baked egg challenge too, I’m sure that must open so many more doors for you especially in the baking world!

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