Healthy Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

PREP TIME 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Yields 12 cookies     adjust servings


  • 1 cup unsweetened almond butter (must be drippy and 100% almond based)
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • optional: pinch of sea salt or crushed candy cane


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. In a large bowl combine all ingredients (yes you can do this all in one bowl!).
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  4. Roll dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and flatten slightly (do not make them bigger than this as they spread).
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt, if using.
  6. Baking for 10-12 minutes (10 for softer cookies or closer to 12 for firmer).
  7. Remove from oven and let sit on tray for 10 minutes ( do NOT attempt to remove before then). 
  8. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane, if using.
  9. Place on a rack to cool completely.
  10. Will keep for up to 3 days on counter in an airtight container.
  11. These freeze well.




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