Paleo Peppermint Cookies

Eleanor King

paleo peppermint cookies
cover of the KIWI Fall 2022 issue


Makes servings

1 cup almond butter

1 cup coconut sugar

½ cup cocoa powder

1 large egg

1 Tablespoon water

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon peppermint extract

½ cup crushed peppermint candies

Chocolate with peppermint is one of the season’s most notable flavor combinations. This bright and warm combo makes these paleo cookies an ideal addition to a holiday cookie plate. 


1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

2. Combine all the ingredients (except peppermint candy) in a large bowl. The dough will be very thick.

3. Add the crushed peppermint and mix into the dough gently.

4. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, put them on a cookie sheet and gently push the balls to flatten slightly.

5 Bake for 10 minutes and let sit for another 8 minutes to set. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 15–20 cookies

Active Time:

15 minutes

Total Time:

30 minutes