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A dark brown chocolate mint cookies on a white piece of parchment paper. It has a large bite taken out of it and you can see the melted chocolate chips inside.

Chocolate Mint Cookies (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 18 Cookies
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Deliciously decadent these gluten-free and vegan chocolate mint cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with dark chocolate chips.



Chocolate Mint Cookies

  • ½ cup (113g) salted vegan butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • ⅛ cup (29g) vegan sour cream/yogurt, room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 cup (160g) gluten-free all-purpose flour blend *check to see if it contains xanthan gum
  • ½ cup (50g) cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon xantham gum *omit if already contained in the gf flour blend or using regular flour
  • 1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
  • optional: coarse sea salt for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl with electric beaters, cream the butter and sugar together on high for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the sour cream/yogurt and peppermint extract and mix on high for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum (if using), baking soda, baking powder, and salt and turn the mixer on low and allow to mix until a dough forms.
  5. Add in the chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  6. With a medium 1½ tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough and place it on the prepared cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart from each other. Press down on each cookie dough ball slightly if you desire a flatter cookie.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are slightly dry and cracked and the center of the cookie appears to be a bit underbaked.
  8. Remove from the oven and bang the pan firmly against a counter to help deflate the cookies if desired. With a butter knife, spoon, or overturned glass, gently push any wonky edges bits back to form a perfectly round cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets fully. Enjoy!
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

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