Hello everyone, welcome to my latest recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies.

I’m a bit of a stationary addict – especially journals and planners for organising things.  Over the Christmas holidays I decided to start my first bullet journal.  I’m not great at drawing or lettering so this gives me the chance to hand draw each planner page and work on my skills.   So far I have done the first page which is very basic and probably took way longer than it should.  It is a nice little hobby for me to concentrate on next year and hopefully see some improvement over the next months with some practice.

In my mind you can’t have a collection of Christmas recipes in December without sharing at least one cookie idea.  This one is a chocolate mint shortbread biscuit topped with dark chocolate and a crushed peppermint candy cane.  The raw cookie dough can be prepared a couple of days in advance and stored in the fridge ready to bake on the day you need the cookies.

Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies

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Difficulty: Beginner
Servings: 16
Best Season: Winter



  1. Whisk together the dairy free spread and icing sugar until light and fluffy
  2. Beat in the egg
  3. Stir in the gluten free flour, peppermint extract and cocoa powder
  4. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for an hour
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 oC
  6. Roll out the dough until 3mm thick
  7. Cut out 16 cookies using the cutter of your choice
  8. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes
  9. Cool the cookies on a wire rack
  10. Top with the melted dairy free dark chocolate and a sprinkle of the crushed candy canes
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