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Brownie Peppermint Cookies – Refined Sugar Free

Brownie Peppermint Christmas Cookies

With the holidays approaching, I’m thinking of all the amazing desserts coming my way. But, in the interest of keeping things a little healthier, I present you with classic peppermint cookies, made without any refined sugar, oil or dairy. Don’t worry! They are still sweet, decadent, and DELICIOUS.

Brownie Peppermint Cookies with crushed candy cane

To make these cookies, I use homemade peanut butter. But you may also use store bought, or almond butter instead.

This recipe is SUPER simple, quick, and satisfying. My favourite combination! No need for any fancy appliances, and you only need one bowl! (Plus a small bowl to make your flax eggs.) Just add all the ingredients to one bowl, and mix well. No need to separate your wet and dry ingredients for this one. The batter will be thick and sticky, so use a large fork to help the ingredients blend together.

Once the batter is combined, use wet hands to form your cookies. Roll a ball approx 1 inch in diameter using your hands. Then place on your cookie sheet, with lots of room in between each one. The cookies will spread quite a bit during baking. I wet my hands after forming every 2-3 balls to make forming them easier. Using damp hands helps prevent the batter from sticking to your hands, and makes nice smooth cookies. Once all the balls are formed, slightly press each one down.

Brownie Peppermint Cookies before baking

Then bake and let your cookies cool before handling. The cookies will continue to set while cooling.

Brownie Peppermint Cookies freshly baked

Once cooled for at least 10 minutes, you may garnish your peppermint cookies with the crushed candy cane, if using. Gently press the candy cane pieces into each cookie. Or enjoy them without the garnish. Either way, these are absolutely delicious, and decadent and will not disappoint!

Brownie Peppermint Cookies

Brownie Peppermint Cookies with candy cane

Brownie Peppermint Christmas Cookies

Brownie Peppermint Cookies – Refined Sugar Free

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 25 Cookies
Perfect for the holidays, or any day! These decadent, brownie peppermint cookies are made without any refined sugar or dairy.
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  • 2 flax eggs
  • 1 cup homemade peanut butter or store bought
  • ½ cup unrefined coconut sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • ½ cup raw cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Optional Garnish: crushed candy canes


  • Prepare your flax eggs and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add all the ingredients, including your flax eggs (once rested for 5 mins) and mix well. The batter will be thick and sticky. Use a large fork to help incorporate the ingredients.
  • Using slightly wet hands, form approx. 1” balls with the batter and pace them on your baking sheet, leaving plenty of space in between each one. Keep wetting your hands every few cookies or so, to prevent the batter from sticking to your hands, and to help form the balls. Press each one down slightly using your fingers.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from the oven and allow the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes before handling.
  • Press the crushed candy cane into your cookies, if using.
Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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