Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
The holidays are always busy, but this year seems especially crazy. It might have something to do with finding out we’re having twins (!). We discovered at our 20-week ultrasound that Baby #2 brought a sibling along for the ride (I will be posting the full story in the near future… so, basically in six months when I finally get around to it. 😉 ). We are feeling incredibly blessed and excited for the adventure ahead.
That said, any regular readers of this blog have probably noticed that the posts have become a little less frequent. This pregnancy has definitely taken its toll on my energy much more than my first (now I understand why!). And I’m anticipating that the arrival of our two bundles of joy in March won’t make frequent blogging much easier.
But I’m hoping to still post here and there- especially recipes. Chances are though (like these cookies), I’ll be leaning on some other blogs for assistance.
A couple of weeks ago, we had a cookie swap to go to, and I really wanted to figure out a recipe that would be as low in refined sugar as possible without tasting like it.
Enter these amazing paleo chocolate peppermint morsels of holiday cheer. My toddler and I had so much fun baking these while listening to Christmas music and the result was exactly what I had hoped- they taste like soft-baked thin mint cookies- but a healthier version.
This recipe is courtesy of The Healthy Maven’s Paleo Peppermint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. She also has a few other paleo cookie recipes on there that look amazing.
I ended up cutting down on the coconut sugar a bit (using only a quarter of a cup instead of half a cup). And I used Lily’s chocolate chips (which are sweetened with only stevia- a natural plant-based sweetener).
These cookies are sure to please every kid, family member, cookie swap and Santa Claus himself (plus, he’ll probably appreciate getting a few Paleo cookies in the mix tonight 😉 ).
Merry Christmas to you and your families!