Sweet peppermint pairs with rich cocoa to make cookies just as delicious as peppermint hot chocolate and perfect for the holiday season. Gluten free and low FODMAP!
Welcome to COOKIE WEEK!!
This week, I am sharing 4 new low FODMAP cookie recipes and 1 fun dog cookie/treat recipe (I couldn’t resist!). It is absolutely the holiday season, and today is National Cookie Day – so why not spend the entire week celebrating?!
I’ve taken some of my favorite holiday cookies and used FODMAP-friendly ingredients or taken the flavors and put them into a low FODMAP cookie that is tasty enough for literally anyone to enjoy.
These cookies have a rich cocoa taste that is perfectly complimented by the sweet peppermint. Growing up, my mom would make little thumbprint-size cookies called “peppermint patties.” They are ALWAYS on the holiday cookie spread, so when planning for this COOKIE WEEK I knew I needed to include that peppermint chocolate combination.
The process of making these cookies is very simple (whip together wet ingredients, add dry ingredients in slowly, mix in flavor bits/pieces by hand) but make note that you do need to chill the dough for at least an hour and up to 4 days.
Chilling the dough allows all the wonderful flavors to meld together and prevents the cookies from spreading too wide on the pan (and creating one giant cookie…you know what I mean here!).
I jazzed up the cookies by adding a bit of crushed peppermint candy after the fact, but that is really just for looks (and they taste amazing without it!)
Baking low FODMAP can seem a bit intimidating, but if you find a gluten free all-purpose flour blend that you love that is a HUGE part of the battle. Butter is typically lower in lactose (FODMAPs), but Green Valley Organics makes a lactose-free butter that works perfectly in recipes that call for traditional butter.
Green Valley Organics is lightly salted, so you may need to adjust the amount of salt added to your recipes when you use this if you are used to using unsalted butter.
I typically purchase Green Valley Organics products at Meijer (a Midwest grocery chain) or Whole Foods, but they have a store locator on their site that you can use and I would even recommend calling before you head to the store to make sure they have it in stock.
Side note – this is not a sponsored post, I just want to share these products I’ve found helpful in hopes that they are helpful to you too!!