Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I normally don’t post on Saturdays, but I couldn’t wait until Monday to share this recipe with you! The other day I was eating Theo’sPeppermint Stick Dark Chocolate (so delicious) and became inspired to make a gluten-free dessert that matched those flavors. On a side note, Theo Chocolate based right here in Seattle and all of their chocolate is organic and fair trade and extremely allergy friendly. They are a bit pricey but are worth every penny!

So after a few trial and errors I finally perfected this recipe for Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Sandwiches. It’s not only melt-in-your-mouth good, but it is extremely easy! It’s perfect for a quick holiday dessert and a great recipe if you are having gluten-free friends over for dinner and have no idea what to make.

Gluten-Free Peppermint Chcolate Sandwhices

*This recipe makes about 10 3″ Sandwiches.

Here’s what you need:



  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. Peppermint Extract
  • 3 GF Candy Canes crushed *

* Note: Not all Candy Canes are gluten-free, make sure to read labels! If you are unsure, here is a great article on which brands are certified gluten-free.



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg replacer (or egg), water and oil and mix together until smooth.

3. Place 2″ balls of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.

5. Let the cookies cool.


1. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, softened butter and peppermint extract.

2. Slowly add the powdered sugar to the mix, one cup at a time.

3. Stir in crushed candy canes. (I placed the candy canes in a sealed plastic bag and then used a rolling pin to crush them into tiny pieces)

4. Lastly, spread the frosting on the flat side of the cookie and place a 2nd cookie on top to create a sandwich! Yum!

Gluten-Free Peppermint Chocolate Whoopie Pies

The dark chocolate and the peppermint are a perfect combo, even Santa would enjoy them for a treat :)

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Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    YUM! Anything peppermint this time of year is what I crave! Have you ever added peppermint essential oil to your foods? (must be food grade safe essential oils). It will give your food a ‘pop’! I made peppermint chocolate truffles and your recipe reminds me of them. I think I will try your recipe out! Thanks for sharing your gluten free recipe!

  2. Denise says

    I wonder if these cookies would work with a peppermint ice cream center? I so love and those ice cream sandwiches. And I love the peppermint idea.

  3. says

    Gluten Free Peppermint Chocolate Sandwiches…. wow, I adore this kind of dessert item: fresh, cool, sparklingly-delicious…. and gluten-free to boot. Great job. Would love to feature (with credit link to you, of course) on my gluten-free website ( as a holiday dessert item. Thanks and keep up the good work.


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