Flourless Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

An easy and festive gluten-free holiday cookie! Slightly crisp on the outside, chewy, fudgy and super chocolatey on the inside... then topped with some peppermint crunch! Oh, and they happen to be gluten-free, dairy-free and butter free!

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Flourless Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

For serious chocolate lovers who also want some holiday cheer!

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For the Flourless Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies, read on!

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Thanksgiving is over and while I love all things pumpkin, apple and pecan, I’m ready for some Chocolate!

So started with our (and your!) favorite Flourless Uber Chocolatey Cookies and topped them with crushed candy canes to get in that holiday spirit!

Remember these?

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A little crisp on the outside, chewy, fudgy, crispy and super chocolatey on the inside!

They taste rich and decadent but happen to be naturally gluten-free, dairy-free and butter-free!

They are made with minimal ingredients:

powdered sugar

unsweetened cocoa powder

cornstarch

salt

eggs

vanilla extract

semi sweet chocolate chips.

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And this time we add candy canes!

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And… the are super quick and easy!

They only take 10 minutes to prep and 10-12 minutes to bake!

All you do is whisk together the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and fold in the chocolate chips!

The batter will be wet and fudgy.

Drop the batter onto a prepared baking sheet, forming into circles.

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Bake for 12-14 minutes…

While they bake, crush the candy canes into pieces.

I find the easiest way to do this is to place candy canes in a bag, then use a rolling pin to crush them.

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When the cookies are done, you have the basic Flourless Chocolate Cookies which are the fudgy-est, chocolatey-est and yummiest cookies!

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Immediately when they come out of the oven, while still warm, gently press the crushed candy canes into the cookies.

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Let cool and enjoy!

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Flourless Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

An easy and festive holiday cookie! Slightly crisp on the outside, chewy, fudgy and super chocolatey on the inside... then topped with some peppermint crunch! Oh, and they happen to be gluten-free, dairy-free and butter free! Makes 10-12 3 1/2 in cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Holiday, Cookies, Desserts
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free
Servings: 10 -12 large cookies
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder gluten-free
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • approximately 1 cup gluten-free candy canes pieces more or less to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and salt. ( I used the whisk attachment of a stand mixer)
  • Add egg whites, egg and vanilla and mix until well combined. (using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer)
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Drop dough by the spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing cookies approximately 2 inches apart as they will spread.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until puffed and crackled.
  • Meanwhile while cookies bake, break candy canes into pieces. I find it easiest to place the candy canes in a plastic bag and break them into pieces but rolling them with a rolling pin but any way will work!
  • As soon as cookies come out of oven, while still warm, gently press candy cane pieces into the top of the cookie.
  • Let cool and Enjoy!
  • Stores well in airtight container, at room temperature for several days.
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9 thoughts on “Flourless Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

  1. 5 stars
    These cookies are delish and so easy to make! I made multiple batches this year and they were always a huge hit. One batch I replaced the chocolate chips with peppermint chips. It totally kicked them up a notch in the peppermint department. Oh! Don’t double the recipe. I tried it and they came out extra wet. Still yummy though.

  2. 5 stars
    These are very decadent and very good definitely like a Christmas treat! They do spread easily so to 6 per cookie sheet is what I did.

  3. 5 stars
    These are very decadent and good! Definitely a indulgent! But I used unbleached parchment paper and they stuck to it! Do you know why!

  4. Hi Karen. I’m allergic to corn so wondering if there’s a substitute for the cornstarch?

    Thanks so much. Happy Holidays!

    1. I haven’t made them with anything but corn starch… 2 possible substitutes.. Arrowroot flour and all purpose gluten-free flour (in which case they would no longer be flourless obviously). As I understand it however, you might need double the quantity all purpose flour to cornstarch. I think the quantity would be the same as corn starch if using arrowroot flour.

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