Easy gluten free peppermint cookies recipe #glutenfreecookie

Gluten Free White Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint and Candy Canes

Gorgeous Gluten Free White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies that are super fun for the holidays and very easy to make

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 22 cookies
Calories 137 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter ,or dairy free margarine 110g
  • 1 cup sugar 225g
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt - omit if your butter or margarine has added salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1.5 cups all purpose gluten free flour 225g
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum - omit if your flour has gum
  • 1/2 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup candy cane pieces about 4-5 candy canes


  1. Preheat your oven to 325F
  2. Cream butter and sugar together and beat for 5 minutes until soft and fluffy. This will help incorporate air into the cookies so don't skip this step
  3. Add egg, salt,(omit salt if your butter/margarine has salt added) vanilla extract, peppermint extract, to the mixture and mix briefly to combine.

  4. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and mix to make sure the gum is evenly distributed.
  5. Add the flour mix slowly to the butter and sugar and mix well, don't forget to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl and make sure it's all incorporated.

  6. Add the white chocolate chips and then the candy cane pieces and mix well to combine.

  7. Chill cookie dough for at least 30 minutes or until it firms up.
  8. Use a cookie scoop to drop tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet.

  9. Bake the gluten free white chocolate cookies for 12 -15 minutes.

  10. Allow the cookies to cool a little on the cookie sheet before transferring onto a cooling rack.

  11. These Cookies are best eaten fresh within a day or two, you can freeze them but they are not quite as good defrosted as fresh.

Recipe Notes

BAKE BY WEIGHT I bake by weight with a digital kitchen scale as I find that gives the most consistent results for gluten free baking, not all gluten free flour blends weigh the same due to the different flours. I also have cup measure for those that don't yet have a scale.

GLUTEN FREE FLOUR I prefer to use my own homemade gluten free flour blend as it's cheaper and I get really great results over using ready mixed blends.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free White Chocolate Cookies with Peppermint and Candy Canes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 25mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.