Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cookies

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peppermint brownie cookies

YOU GUYS, I think I created one of my favorite cookie recipes yet! Introducing the double chocolate peppermint brownie cookies for our 4th day of cookie week!

These are definitely for the chocolate lovers out there. They have crispy bottoms, fudgy brownie centers, pools of chocolate chips and the perfect hint of peppermint! Plus they’re flourless and dairy-free, but you wouldn’t even know!

peppermint brownie cookies

As much as I love a classic chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate cookies always had my heart. I would choose them over regular cookies any day of the week, which is why i’m so excited to finally have my own version of them.

I based this recipe off of my beloved Almond Butter Brownies, which are the second most popular recipe on my blog!

They’re crispy, chewy, and perfectly chocolatey.

You guys know I like to keep my recipes basic. I try to use ingredients that are easy to get your hands on, and try to keep the number of ingredients minimal.

This recipe is no different. You’ll only need 8 ingredients for these cookies!

Here’s what you’ll need to make these double chocolate peppermint brownie cookies:

  1. Creamy almond butter– using a creamy almond butter is key for this recipe. You want to get one that’s made with roasted almonds, but has no added oils or sugars- like this one
  2. Coconut sugar
  3. Eggs
  4. Cocoa powder– make sure its unsweetened!
  5. Dairy-free chocolate chips
  6. Peppermint extract
  7. Baking soda
  8. Salt

Seriously, they’re that simple.

peppermint brownie cookies

Can I use a different nut butter?

I highly suggest sticking to almond butter, since it has a subtle taste when you bake with it. You can use peanut butter, but note that they will have a strong peanut butter flavor.

For a nut-free version, you can try using sunflower seed butter instead!

Do I need to use peppermint extract?

Nope! If you’re not a fan of peppermint, you can replace it with vanilla extract so make these classic brownie cookies.

I can’t wait for you guys to try these cookies! They’re definitely a new favorite around here.

Check out some of these other recipes from cookie week:

Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Double Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cookies

5 from 4 votes
Course: Dessert
Servings

20

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

minutes

NOTES:
If you don’t love peppermint, you can swap it for vanilla extract to make these regular brownie cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy almond butter, made from roasted almonds with no added oil or sugar

  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 F
  • In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the almond butter, coconut sugar, eggs and peppermint extract, making sure to break up all of the lumps from the almond butter.
  • Add in your cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and stir until its fully incorporated.
  • Fold in your chocolate chips and mix well.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out 2 tbsp worth of dough onto the baking sheet, placing them about 1″ apart from one another. I use a 2 tbsp cookie scooper.
  • Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remover from oven and give the pan 2 taps on the counter to flatten. Let the cookies cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Keep stored in a ziplock bag, or air-tight container for up to 1 week.

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13 Comments

  1. Dianna Smith

    I made these with vanilla extract, as I didn’t have peppermint but they are INSANELY DELICIOUS! I literally could not stop eating them. I made these and another batch of a different kind (snickerdoodle but not SN because your recipe wasn’t available yet) and after my 3 year old had one of these, he literally wanted nothing to do with any other “treat” available that day, other than this cookie. Thank you so much for my new “go to” chocolate cookie recipe!

  2. I JUST MADE THESE WITH FLAX EGGS AND THESE ARE THE BEST COOKIES IVE EVER MADE THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

  3. could i sub flax eggs instead?

  4. Delicious cookies! I did mine with brown sugar and vanilla extract instead and they were so delicious!!!! The consistency was on point

  5. Just made these and absolutely loved them. Consistency is great and they are perfectly soft and chocolatey. I did with vanilla extract since I didn’t have peppermint. Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Hi! They look so delicious! Could it work with creamy tahini?

  7. I made the double chocolate peppermint brownie cookies – substituted with mini chocolate chips and vanilla extract. So delish! Even got my very picky brother to eat one and he liked it!

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