Gluten Free Peppermint Meltaways

Gluten Free Peppermint Meltaways

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You know what I look forward to about the month of November (besides #christmascookieweek, of course!)? It’s when Starbucks brings back the Peppermint Mocha Latte! Yes, I admit it, I’m a Starbucks-aholic. I try to frequent smaller run businesses when I can, but I don’t know. When it comes to coffee, the convenience and consistency of Starbucks is just my jam. I know I can get my dairy free milk (coconut milk fans, where ya at?) and earn free coffee along the way. Sorry, not sorry.


Gluten Free Peppermint Meltaways 


And nothing beats the flavors of peppermint at Christmas time, am I right? Just like pumpkin spice heralds Fall for me, peppermint (and chocolate) evokes Christmas for me! It doesn’t matter what form it’s in. Peppermint in cookies is as perfectly acceptable to me as my coffee or hot cocoa. And these gluten free peppermint meltaways will get you in the Christmas spirit in 2 seconds flat! Doesn’t matter that it’s only the beginning of November. Make these. Sing some Christmas carols while you’re at it. And put up that Christmas tree! There’ll be no judging here.

Find more awesome Christmas Cookie Week recipes below! You got a craving for a specific Christmas cookie? I’m sure we’ll give you a recipe for it this week 😉

Gluten Free Peppermint Meltaways

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are easy and fun to eat!


  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend I used Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1/2 cup softened butter coconut oil will work too
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

For the glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk coconut or almond will work too!
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • handful peppermint candies crushed


  1. In a kitchen aid mixer, add flour, tapioca, baking powder and salt to bowl and mix. Remove from mixer bowl and set side.

  2. To mixer bowl, add butter and sugar. Beat until fluffy.

  3. Add egg white, vanilla, and peppermint to butter. Stir to combine.

  4. To butter mixture, add back your flour mixture. Mix together until dough forms. Dough will soft.

  5. Cover mixing bowl and refrigerate 2 hours. You must chill these completely or they will spread too much on the pan.

  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  7. Remove cookie dough from refrigerator and scoop into tablespoon side balls.

  8. Place dough on a lined cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 12-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheet and cool on wire rack.

To make glaze

  1. Combine all glaze ingredients together, except candies. Stir to combine. Add more powdered sugar if too thin or more milk if too thick.

  2. Once cookies are cooled, dip cookies in glaze.

  3. Place dipped cookies back on wire rack so glaze drips off. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. Enjoy!

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