Let's get merry and bright with a batch of these festive peppermint brownie cookie sandwiches! Think two fudgy yet crispy brownie-style cookies with a light and creamy peppermint flavored whipped filling. You'll get a healthy dose of chocolate with hints of candy cane in every bite - so basically like you're the north pole. They make the perfect holiday treats!
For the cookies
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 2 Tbsp cacao
- 1 tsp baking powder
For the filling
- 1 5.4-oz can Native Forest's Unsweetened Coconut Cream, chilled in the fridge overnight
- 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup, optional, if desired
- 1/3 cup crushed candy canes (omit these to make paleo-friendly)
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a pot on the stove over medium-low heat. Stir until the consistency is thin and runny. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Meanwhile, beat the coconut sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a stand mixer or with a hand mixer until bubbles begin to form at the top. Fold in the melted chocolate. Add the almond flour, cacao powder, and baking powder and fold to incorporate.
- Using a small cookie scoop or a Tbsp measuring spoon, place dollops of the batter on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 12 - 14 minutes. Let cool.
- Make the filling by beating the Native Forest's Unsweetened Coconut Cream with a hand mixer until it is thick and creamy and has doubled in size. Add the maple syrup and peppermint extract and continue to whip with the hand mixer. Fold in the crushed candy canes.
- Spoon a dollop of the whipped filling onto the bottom of one brownie cookie. Place another brownie cookie on top to create a sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies. Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container.
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: sandwich cookie recipe, peppermint brownie sandwich cookies, gluten-free christmas cookies, brownie sandwiches