Delicious gluten-free mint chocolate chip cookie recipe

As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am always on the lookout for healthy and delicious recipes. When it comes to cookies, many people assume that they cannot be both tasty and nutritious. However, my gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookies recipe is here to prove that idea wrong.

These cookies are made with wholesome ingredients that you can feel good about putting into your body. I have carefully selected each component to maximize flavor while still keeping the recipe gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of refined sugars. The result is a chewy, chocolatey cookie bursting with the refreshing taste of mint.

But just because these cookies are healthy doesn’t mean they skimp on taste. In fact, their rich cocoa flavor and melty chocolate chips make them downright addictive. And the addition of peppermint extract and chopped Andes mints adds a unique twist that’s sure to impress even the pickiest eaters.

So whether you follow a gluten-free diet or simply want to indulge in a guilt-free treat, these chocolate mint chip cookies are sure to satisfy your cravings. Let’s get ready to bake!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Folks, let me tell you why this Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies recipe is going to rock your taste buds. First and foremost, if you’re a chocolate lover like me, this cookie is going to take you on a ride to heaven with every bite you take. And the best part? You don’t need to worry about gluten, dairy, or sugar gobbling up your digestive system because they are all free from these unhealthy ingredients.

Another reason why I’m head over heels for this recipe is how easy it is to make. With only a handful of ingredients and simple instructions, you won’t even have to break a sweat baking your way to glory. I promise that even novice cooks can nail this recipe with ease.

But wait…there’s more! One thing that sets these cookies apart is the refreshing mint flavor that comes with every bite, especially from the Andes mint candies used in this recipe. The combination of rich chocolate and cooling mint will bring all sorts of childhood memories back and leave you wanting more!

Lastly, for all of my health-conscious eaters out there, these cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free, and adaptable for vegans who want something sugar-free to munch on without compromising texture and taste.

So why should you love this recipe? Because it’s simple yet delicious, contains healthy ingredients that won’t hurt your body but instead boost your mood, and makes you experience the ultimate chocolate-mint goodness. Trust me – once you’ve tried one of these treats fresh from the oven paired with a nice tea or coffee, there’s no turning back!

Ingredient List

“Indulge in the perfect combo of chocolate and mint in every bite!”

Here are the gluten-free ingredients you’ll need to whip up a batch of these mint chocolate chip cookies:

  • Butter: 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • Granulated sugar: 1/2 cup of granulated sugar for sweetness
  • Brown sugar: 1/4 cup of brown sugar for a rich flavor and texture
  • Egg: 1 large egg for structure and richness
  • Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour blend: 1 and ½ cups of gluten-free all-purpose flour blend (I recommend using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free All-Purpose Baking Flour)
  • Cocoa powder: 1/2 cup of cocoa powder for that irresistible chocolate flavor
  • Xanthan gum: 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum to help bind the cookies together
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon of baking soda to help the cookies rise
  • Salt: 1/4 teaspoon for flavor balance
  • Peppermint extract: 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract for that refreshing minty twist
  • Dark chocolate chips: 1 and ½ cups of dark chocolate chips for extra indulgence
  • Andes mint candies: 1/2 cup of chopped Andes mint candies for more minty goodness

All ingredients can be found in local grocery stores, except for xanthan gum. You can find it in specialty food stores or online.

The Recipe How-To

“These gluten-free cookies are so good, you won’t even miss the regular ones.”

Are you ready to bake delicious and healthy Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies? Great! Here are the step-by-step instructions.


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup chopped Andes mint candies or more chocolate chips

Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2:

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl: gluten-free flour blend, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum.

Step 3:

In a separate large mixing bowl, cream together the melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract, beating well to combine.

Step 4:

Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients gradually. Fold in the chopped chocolate chunks and chopped mint candies/chocolate chips. Mix until everything is evenly combined.

Step 5:

Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour or overnight until firm.

Step 6:

Remove from the fridge and allow it to rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes. This will make it easier to scoop out dough. Measure tablespoon-sized balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheets.

Step 7:

Bake for 11 to 12 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are still a bit soft. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Step 8:

Store leftover cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 4 days or freeze them for later use.

Happy Baking!

Substitutions and Variations

“Get ready for a chocolatey explosion!”

As a nutritionist, I understand that everyone has different dietary requirements and preferences. That’s why I love finding substitutions and variations to recipes that make them accessible to everyone. Let’s dive into the gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookies recipe and see what tweaks can be made.


For those who are dairy-free, try substituting unsalted butter with vegan butter or coconut oil. If you are avoiding eggs, swap the egg with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce, 1/4 cup of mashed banana or 1 tablespoon of ground flax mixed with 3 tablespoons of water. Using xanthan gum in your gluten-free flour blend is crucial to get the right texture for the dough. However, you may replace xanthan gum with guar gum if it fits your dietary preferences better.


The recipe calls for dark chocolate chips and Andes mints, but if you prefer other flavors, try experimenting with other combinations of chips or candy. White chocolate chips can be used instead of dark chocolate for a different twist. Peppermint candies can replace the Andes mints for a more intense peppermint flavor. You can also add in other flavors like cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom to give your cookies a spiced kick.

Lastly, feel free to play with the flour blend too. Instead of using one kind of gluten-free flour, you may experiment by blending multiple flours to find the perfect ratio for your cookie dough.

These substitutions and variations aim to make the recipe suitable for your dietary requirements or preferences without compromising on taste!

Serving and Pairing

“Fresh out of the oven and ready to devour.”

Congratulations on making a batch of scrumptious gluten-free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies! These cookies are a classic combination of rich chocolate and refreshing mint that leaves everyone craving for more. Serving these delectable treats can be as simple as placing them on a plate, or you can get creative!

When serving these under-appreciated delights, you can put a twist on the traditional cookie tray and present them decoratively to create an impressive and eye-catching display. The green hue of the Andes mint candy mixed with the brown color from the chocolate chips gives off elegant earthy vibes, making them perfect for dessert tables for almost any occasion.

Pairing suggestions for these delightful cookies include serving them hot or cold with a glass of ice-cold milk. For those who prefer non-dairy milk, plant-based options such as almond or soy milk would be perfect. You can also try pairing them with hot coffee or tea to bring out the warming flavors in the cookie.

If you are looking to elevate your serving and pairing game, you can crumble up these delicious cookies and use it as a topping on your favorite frozen dessert. This is also an excellent way to make good use of leftover cookies without letting anything go to waste.

In short, gluten-free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are incredibly versatile when it comes to serving and pairing options. You can stick to classic combinations or play with different tastes and textures to create new mouthwatering experiences. So grab yourself a cookie (or two) and enjoy this tasty treat!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

“The perfect treat for any cookie lover on a gluten-free diet.”

It is always useful to know how to store the cookies so that they can be enjoyed later or reheated for a warm and delicious treat. These gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookies are guaranteed to make you want more even after they are baked.

For make-ahead: After you have finished making your cookie dough, you can store it in the fridge for up to 48 hours before baking. This not only saves time, but also enhances the flavor of the cookies as the dough rests and the flavors meld together. When ready to bake, simply scoop out the desired amount of dough and bake as directed.

For storing: Once baked, let the cookies cool completely at room temperature before storing in an airtight container. If the cookies are not completely cooled when placed into an airtight container, they will release moisture, making them soft and chewy instead of crisp and crunchy.

For reheating: If you prefer your cookies warm and slightly gooey, simply place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for 2-3 minutes until heated through. If you’re short on time or don’t want to heat up the oven, you can also reheat these delicious treats in the microwave. Place the cookie on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a damp paper towel, and heat in 5-10 second intervals until warm.

Keep in mind that these delicious gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookies are best eaten within five days of baking for optimal freshness. However, with their irresistible flavor and texture, they probably won’t last that long!

Tips for Perfect Results

“Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside.”

When it comes to baking, even the slightest adjustments can make a significant difference in the final result. Hence, I’ve compiled some tips to ensure that your gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookies turn out perfectly every time.

Firstly, ensure that all your ingredients are at room temperature. This makes it easier for them to combine effortlessly and create a homogeneous mixture. When butter is cold, it cannot blend well with sugar or other wet ingredients, resulting in an uneven texture.

Secondly, do not substitute or omit xanthan gum when baking gluten-free desserts. It is a crucial ingredient that provides structure and binds the dough together. Without it, the cookies will be crumbly and fall apart easily.

Thirdly, do not overmeasure flour as it can lead to dry and powdery cookies. Instead, spoon the flour into the measuring cup gently without packing and level off with a knife.

Fourthly, ensure that your baking soda is not expired as this can result in flat cookies without much rise.

Fifthly, chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. This helps to solidify the butter which reduces spreading and gives you thick and chewy cookies instead of thin and crispy ones.

Last but certainly not least, use high-quality chocolate chips to elevate the flavor of your cookies. You can also experiment by adding different types of chocolate such as dark or white chocolate for extra indulgence.

By following these tips, you’ll master the art of baking gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookies in no time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this gluten-free chocolate mint chip cookie recipe is the perfect blend of rich chocolate and refreshing mint, making for a decadent yet refreshing treat. With ingredients that are both gluten-free and dairy-free, it’s a recipe that accommodates dietary restrictions without compromising on taste. Whether you’re hosting guests or treating yourself to a sweet indulgence, these cookies are sure to impress.

So don’t let dietary restrictions hold you back from enjoying delicious baked goods. Give this recipe a try and see just how easy it is to make scrumptious treats that cater to your needs! I hope that these instructions have been helpful, and that you’ll give this recipe a try soon. Happy baking!

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies Recipe

Since my two teenage children and I have gone gluten free we have been craving Girlscout Thin Mint cookies. I spotted some Andes mint chips and came up with this recipe. They taste pretty close - without the chocolate coating. For all of my recipes I use either Bette Hagman's Featherlite Blend, Gluten Free Flour Blend, or a combination of both.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 130.4 kcal


  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (featherlite blend)
  • 1 1/4 cups gluten-free flour (GF blend)
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (10 ounce) package andes creme de menthe mint chips


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Mix all dry ingredients.
  • In a large bowl cream butter, crisco, brown sugar & sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla. Mix in dry ingredients. After thoroughly mixed add mint chips.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes. Do not overbake.
  • These cookies freeze very well.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 666gCalories: 130.4kcalCarbohydrates: 13.5gProtein: 0.7gFat: 8.6gSaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 27.8mgSodium: 161.1mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 12.9g
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