What could possibly bring on the holiday feels more than baking (and eating) chocolate peppermint cookies (while singing along to Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas)? Speaking from experience, the answer is... nothing! These are the ultimate cookies of the holiday season and you're going to LOVE them!
They can be made with just one bowl and only 7 ingredients, including a box of Simple Mills chocolate cake mix. That's right, cake mix cookies. Doesn't get much easier! I'm 100% down for using this boxed cake mix whenever I can. It's the perfect little shortcut and unlike most cake mixes, this one is made with real ingredients that you can actually pronounce like almond flour, coconut sugar, and coconut flour. Talk about a perfect healthy swap! Here's how to whip them up!
1 box Simple Mills Chocolate Muffin & Cake Mix
1 tbsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/2 cup chocolate chunks or chips (I used this bar and chopped it into chunks)
3 candy canes, smashed into crumbles - it should measure roughly around 3 tbsp (I used these because they're dye-free and don't have corn syrup!)
Sprinkle of salt
Makes 16 cookies.
Are these drool-worthy or what!? They're rich and chocolatey (double the chocolate, double the fun, right!?) and perfectly soft & chewy with just the right amount of crunch from the candy canes. A total must for all of your upcoming holiday parties or cookie swaps! Do you guys do those? If so, I'm coming and bringing these!
Go pick up a couple boxes of the Simple Mills mix (or better yet, order on Amazon) because you'll definitely want to make more than one batch of these! And while you're at it, grab a box of the pizza dough mix and make this Artichoke Pesto Pizza! So delish!!
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July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.