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Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies

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Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies recipe from #FBLCookieExchange

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies for the Food Bloggers Love Cookie Exchange! This is such a fun swap to participate in each year. I get to come up with a new cookie to send to 3 other bloggers, and I get to receive cookies from 3 different bloggers. Deliciousness and creativity abound in this swap. This swap is hosted by the lovely ladies at The PinterTest Kitchen and Fantastical Sharing. Thank you ladies for the organization you put into this!

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies recipe from #FBLCookieExchange

This year, I volunteered to make some allergy-friendly cookies since there weren’t enough people signed up to accommodate. So I decided I was up to the challenge. I hope the seasoned gluten- and dairy-free bakers who received my cookies enjoyed them! Abby has been super into peppermint hot cocoa lately, so that’s the cookie I made. Hint of Mint Cooca Cookies. Hot Cocoa + Peppermint (Candy Canes) all mixed up into cookie form.

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies recipe from #FBLCookieExchange

I looked up some of my favorite allergy-friendly bloggers to see how they make cookies, and I came up with the recipe you see below. My first attempt, though, I used way too much flour and not enough liquid. I could barely even form the dough into cookies because it was so crumbly! The resulting baked cookies, came out even crumblier! The girls loved them because “they’re still cookies”! So I scaled back the flour and came up with an actual cookie dough instead of whatever crumbly sand mixture I had previously. I wanted the cookies to be minty, but I also wanted the chocolate to shine. So I skipped the peppermint extract, and instead used only candy canes. The espresso powder deepens the chocolate flavor, and then the crushed candy canes are like little minty surprises throughout each bite!

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies recipe from #FBLCookieExchange

You may have already seen them on Instagram, but in case you haven’t. I received some pretty darn tasty cookies!
Soft & Chewy Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Bloghetti
Crystalized Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies from Faith, Hope, Love and Luck
Mint Cheesecake Cookies from Cook With 5 Kids

What are your favorite holiday cookies to make and share?!

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies recipe from #FBLCookieExchange

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies recipe from #FBLCookieExchange
Yield: 3.5 dozen

Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 cup coconut oil, in liquid form
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 375F degrees.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. 3. In a separate large bowl with a hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the oil and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla.
  4. 4. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until combined. Stir in the crushed candy canes and chocolate chips.
  5. 5. Use a 2 tablespoon portion scoop to drop the dough onto a baking sheet. Use the heel of your hand to press the dough into a disk. Bake until set, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 5025Total Fat: 264gCarbohydrates: 638gProtein: 51g

7 thoughts on “Hint of Mint Cocoa Cookies”

  1. I am so happy you loved our mint cheesecake cookies! We loved making them and sending them to you. Funny that we both had a mint theme cookie this year.


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