Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies {Gluten-free}

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

It is officially cold and snowy and wintery.

Did I say I was excited for winter and snow?

I think I did. And I regret it.

Everytime I step outside, even if I am all bundled up, I still feel the cold wind.

I do not exactly dislike Michigan it is that I thought I was mentally prepared for it. Ha!

I looked at the weather in Texas and realized it is a balmy 75 degrees. Such a change from the 19 degrees here. Yes, I heard you shiver!

Before we packed up for our concert week, I decided to make a new cookie recipe. I had mentioned to some that I had been wanting chocolate peppermint in a cookie form. I wanted them gluten-free too.

I took a chance and started with a base recipe and added ingredients from there.

The end result was a even mix of flavors with a few crunches of candy cane followed by delicious bites of dark chocolate morsels. YUM!

I am definitely liking gluten-free baking. It creates a nice soft cookie and perfect with each bite. This would go great with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies {Gluten-free}

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makes 2 dozen

¾ to 1 cup agave nectar
½ cup Earth Balance margarine, at room temperature
2 flax seed “eggs” ( 2 Tbsp flax seed meal + 6 Tbsp warm water)
1 ½ teaspoons peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 candy canes, semi-grounded in coffee grinder
1 cup dark chocolate chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix the flax seed meal and warm water and set aside for 5 minutes.

In a medium bowl add softened Earth Balance and agave nectar and mix well by hand. Add the extracts and the flax seed egg and blend well.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix flour into wet ingredients and blend well until all ingredients have come together.

Add semi-ground candy canes and chocolate chips and mix well.

Add 2 Tbsp of batter onto baking sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Place on a rack to cool for 5 minutes before devouring.

  • ravienomnoms

    ooo I bet those are super good, I would have never thought to put those together.

  • jd

    Count me in!

    I love your creative use of candy canes – very cool (and festive!) – yum!

  • HiHoRosie

    Yummy and so festive! I love chocolate and mint together. :)

  • Lindsey @ Hot Polka Dot

    Your cookies look delicious! I love those little flecks of candy cane too. Yum!


    Nothing better than chocolate and mint :) These look so yummt!

  • Conor @ Hold the Beef

    Perfect Christmas snack to go with a hot drink and a bad Christmas movie :)

  • Monet

    Bless your heart! I can’t imagine how cold it must be! I’m getting spoiled down here in Austin. It is 50 degrees today and I think it’s cold! These cookies look like perfect treats to help you get through the winter! Thank you for sharing with me. Your kind words on my blog mean so much, just so you know :-)

  • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    I like that you sweetened these with agave. You don’t see that often enough in cookie recipes.

  • Maggie

    Candy cane and chocolate chips? That is AWESOME! I love these. Thanks so much for sharing them with 12 Days of Gluten-Free Christmas cookies!

  • Sophie

    Yummie & lovely gf cookies!!

    I love them!!