Peppermint Bark Cookies (Gluten-free)

Peppermint bark satisfies Thin Mints in this joyful cookie dish. Wonderfully minty, the smashed sweet walking sticks sprayed on the top include simply adequate glimmer as well as vacation support– a complete group pleaser!! If you’re trying to find even more sweet walking cane ideas, look into this summary of 25 innovative dishes by your own really on Brit + Co.– a couple of very easy belows can transform the majority of the developments right into gluten-free-friendly deals with!

Pepper Mint Bark Cookies (Gluten-free)

Heather Sage (extremely greatly adjusted from Chow)

Preparation Time: 1 hr

Non-active Preparation Time: 1 1/2 hrs, plus regarding 2 for delicious chocolate to establish

Cooking Time: 10– 12 mins

Makes: 5 lots

I such as to leave a thicker layer of delicious chocolate on these than the initial Thin Mints, for a more accurate pepper mint bark result.



  • 113 grams (8 tbsps) saltless butter, thaw as well as cool down somewhat (15– 30 mins)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla remove
  • 1/4 tsp pepper mint oil
  • 30 grams (1/4 mug) millet flour, plus extra for rolling
  • 30 grams (1/4 mug) garbanzo fava flour
  • 24 grams (2 tbsps) potato starch
  • 16 grams (2 tbsps) arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum tissue
  • 60 grams (1/2 mug) powdered sugar
  • 10 grams (2 tbsps) Dutch-process cacao powder ¹
  • . 14 grams (2 tbsps) black onyx cacao powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

Sweet Canes:

  • 12 complete dimension sweet walking canes, smashed
  • 1/2 tsp powdered sugar

Delicious chocolate Coating:

  • 12+ ounces high-grade delicious chocolate for melting (not chocolate chips! ²), I utilized a combination of Guittard bittersweet delicious chocolate wafers as well as Callebaut white delicious chocolate.
  • 1 drops/dashes pepper mint oil per ounce of delicious chocolate


Make and also cool dough:

Combine dissolved and also cooled down butter, vanilla remove as well as pepper mint oil in whatever vessel you utilized to thaw the butter (pan, gauging mug); alloted.

Sort millet flour via black chocolate powder right into a tool blending dish, blend to incorporate. Blend in Kosher salt. Put thawed butter mix right into completely dry components as well as mix by hand up until the dough integrates right into a smooth sphere.

Transform dough out onto a sheet of cling wrap, rub right into regarding a 3/4 ″ thick disk, cover securely and also cool for around 30 mins (dough will not be rock hard, simply firmed somewhat).

Roll dough and also intermediary cookies:

Line a little, rimmed sheet frying pan or freezer-safe plate with a silicone cooking floor covering or an item of cling wrap (see to it it’s smooth, no creases); alloted.

Sprinkle rolling surface area with millet flour, transform cooled dough out and also work it a couple of times to cozy dough a little. Make use of a lot more flour on the rolling surface area and also sprayed in addition to the dough as required. Collaborating with fifty percent of the dough at once, present up until 1/8 ″ thick (see notes in the following paragraph for rolling ideas).

There’s no demand to do the entire, one roll, transform dough 45 °, roll, turn, roll, turn, repeatedly just like pie dough. It’s truly far better if you do not attempt to do that past the very first pair rolls– the dough is a little bit as well fragile as well as brittle as well as simply has a tendency to tear. Allow it adhere to the moving surface area, simply understand it staying with the moving pin as well as spray even more flour ahead as required. And also if it’s providing you excessive difficulty, simply scuff it up, knead once more till it’s a round and also attempt once more– most likely with a little bit even more flour on the counter and also top of the dough this moment. You can not destroy this dough.

Make use of a little, rounded cookie cutter (concerning 1 1/2 ″) to eliminate cookies. Transfer to the ready sheet frying pan utilizing a tiny or big countered spatula (you truly require an extremely slim device to obtain under the cookies). No demand to leave any type of room in between cookies– we’re not cooking them yet.

Repeat rolling/cutting/arranging with partner of dough, massaged with each other scraps and also re-roll/cut till it’s all formed. If you lack area on your flat pan, line an additional (or a plate) with cling wrap– do not pile cookies! Transfer cooking sheet( s) to the fridge freezer and also cool for 1 hr.

Bake as well as amazing cookies:

While cookies cool, organize stove shelf in the facility as well as preheat stove to 350 ° F. Line 2 big, rimmed cooking sheets with silicone cooking floor coverings or parchment paper; alloted.

As soon as cookies have actually cooled for a hr, prepare concerning fifty percent on among the ready sheet frying pans– they rarely spread out, so concerning 1/2 ″ of room in between each suffices. Return partner of cookies to the fridge freezer. Cook till sides are solid however center is still a little soft, regarding 10– 12 mins (I baked mine for 12). Get rid of from stove and also permit cookies to cool down on the cooking sheet for concerning 2 mins prior to getting rid of to an air conditioning shelf.

Repeat with the 2nd ready cookie sheet as well as partner of the cookies from the fridge freezer. (Please keep in mind: it’s actually crucial that you do not make use of the cookie sheet that simply appeared of the stove, it will certainly create the cookies to cozy, spread and also typically not appear also. If you just have one sheet frying pan or cooking floor covering that’s okay– simply allow it cool down to space temperature level prior to utilizing it.)

Thaw delicious chocolate and also layer cookies:

Line a huge, rimmed sheet frying pan with a sheet of wax paper; alloted. Mix with each other squashed sweet walking canes and also powdered sugar; alloted.

Ok, what we’re truly doing right here is toughening up the delicious chocolate, yet it’s actually not frightening– I take an extremely kicked back strategy (read: no thermostats), and also thaw the delicious chocolate in sets. The most awful that can take place is that as soon as cooled down the delicious chocolate looks marbled; while most likely not preferable, it is a quite cool-looking result. If you intend to do points by the publication, please describe the guidelines right here or below or seek advice from the delicious chocolate maker for their suggested approach.

In a tiny, heatproof dish (ideally steel, I make use of a 2-quart stainless-steel one by Endurance/RSVP) or the top of a dual central heating boiler, integrate 6 ounces of the delicious chocolate with 6 drops/dashes pepper mint oil. In a little pan (I utilize this 2-quart frying pan) over tool warm, cozy concerning 1″ of water (make certain there’s at the very least 1/2″ of room in between the water as well as base of the dish when it’s positioned over the top) up until it simply hardly gets to a simmer. Decrease warm to reduced and also established dish with delicious chocolate over top. Stir/fold delicious chocolate as well as warm simply till regarding 75% of the delicious chocolate is thawed. Eliminate dish from warmth as well as gradually mix up until smooth.

Area one cooled down wafer right into the delicious chocolate. Making use of a fork, drizzle delicious chocolate over leading to cover entirely. Scoop cookie out of delicious chocolate with the points of the fork (do not allow it creep approximately the bent component of the fork, that can create it to damage); holding cookie over dish of delicious chocolate, faucet fork take care of on the side of the dish a couple of times to get rid of excess delicious chocolate, allowing it drip via the points (this additionally stands out most air bubbles and also makes certain a slim, smooth layer). Scuff base of fork versus the side of the dish as well as slide cookie off fork, onto the ready frying pan. Sprinkle with big items of smashed sweet walking canes (the little fragments have a tendency to liquify in the delicious chocolate, resulting in an unfavorable multicolor look). Repeat with the staying cookies, thawing partner of the delicious chocolate when required (no requirement to rinse the dish in between delicious chocolate sets, unless, certainly you are switching over from dark to white delicious chocolate or the other way around).

Enable delicious chocolate layer to establish totally at space temperature level prior to product packaging or offering– do not hesitate to spray with smaller sized sweet walking cane items once they’re organized on the offering plate. Cookies maintain space temperature level for approximately a week (unlike the traditional Thin Mints, cold isn’t advised as a result of the sweet walking cane covering).


¹ I make use of Droste chocolate powder. It can be a little bit hard to locate, however is readily available on Amazon or at high end grocers (Drager’s Markets in the Bay Area and also sometimes Whole Foods). One of the most essential point is that you make use of a Dutch-process (alkalized) cacao powder for this dish, not an all-natural cacao powder such as this by Hershey’s. I have not attempted the Dutched chocolate powder marketed via Savory Spice Shop, yet it might deserve a go if you’re currently at the shop or require to purchase the black chocolate though them.

² Chocolate chips do not established effectively!

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