Gluten Free & Vegan Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies

With Christmas around the corner, my kids are growing concerned about the kind of cookies we should be leaving for Santa – what if the jolly fella is Vegan?! I came across this recipe for Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies and they are definitely kid – and Santa – approved!


  • 1 1/2 cup Cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder
  • Dash of sea salt
  • 1 cup vegan butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 egg replacers
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup avocado or grape seed oil
  • 1/2 cup Vegan milk (flax, almond, cashew, etc)
  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1/4 cup Vegan mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, stir all cookie ingredients together.
  3. You may have to use your hands to mix thoroughly.
  4. Roll into balls a bit bigger than a golf ball.
  5. Place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
  6. Press down slightly.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.
  8. Let cool and cover with frosting and crushed candy canes.
  9. Depending on how big or small you want to make them, they will make 12-24 cookies.

Click here to see original recipe from Pink Fortitude