Super Clean Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Holiday cookies that are healthy!

Holiday cookies that are healthy!

It’s holiday time and the time of year when my oven really gets a workout. Since I started eating super clean, I have found ways to modify my old time recipes so that they are healthy and nutritious. This recipe contains whole-grain oats and raw cacao powder (chocolate in its pure form and available at better health foods stores and supermarkets like Whole Foods). Raw cacao is a superfood that contains lots of antioxidants for good health.

The sweetener that I use, coconut sugar, comes directly from the palm plant. The glycemic index of coconut sugar is 35. It is classified as a low glycemic food. Coconut sugar is considered to be a healthier substitute to refined white sugar.  If you are new to using coconut sugar, know that it can be used as a 1:1 sugar substitute for coffee, tea, baking, and cooking. It is versatile and delicious, without a funky aftertaste as you may find in some brands of stevia.

Earth Balance is a butter substitute that works great in cooking. It is a vegan alternative to butter. If you prefer regular butter, feel free to substitute.


  •  2 cups oat flour
  • 2/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp celtic sea salt
  • 1 cup soy earth balance vegan butter substitute
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
The batter mixed up and ready to scoop.

The batter mixed up and ready to scoop.



Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix together flour, cacao, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt in a bowl until well combined.

In a separate bowl, beat together earth balance, coconut sugar and extracts with a hand mixer until smooth.

Slowly add dry mixture and beat with each addition until well combined.

With a cookie scooper, dole out cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake at in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

The result will be rounded cookies. If you prefer a flatter cookie, after doling out the cookie dough, use a fork to make criss-cross marks and flatten down the dough before baking.

Scooped and oven-ready!

Scooped and oven-ready!


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