Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies topped with crushed candy canes are perfect for the holidays!
It is hard to believe that Christmas is almost here! I feel like this month is just flying by and I still have to do some last minute shopping.
This past week, I have been busy in the kitchen baking up lots of holiday cookies, including these Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies.
These Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are my new favorite cookie. These rich chocolate cookies are perfect for the holiday baking season.
These cookies have double the chocolate. The more chocolate, the better right?! The recipe uses both cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
I like the addition of chocolate chips to the batter. It just adds an extra pop of chocolate flavor.
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are chewy, rich and delicious. The cookies also have this fudge like quality to them which I just love.
To make these chocolate cookies festive, peppermint extra is added to the batter.
I really love baking with peppermint extract. It is a staple in my kitchen during the holidays!
For an extra festive touch, the cookies are topped with crushed candy canes before going in the oven to bake.
I have already baked up a few batches of these Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies. The cookies are so easy to make too!
If you love the combination of chocolate and peppermint, you are going to love these Christmas cookies!
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are a festive Christmas cookie that's perfect for all the chocolate lovers in your family!
- ½ cup avocado oil
- 1 ¼ cups sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, at room temperature
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup vegan chocolate chips
- crushed up candy canes
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two rimmed baking sheets.
- In a large bowl, cream together the oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the applesauce and milk and mix gently. Mix in the peppermint and vanilla extract.
- Add 1 cup of the flour, along with the cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add the remaining 1 cup flour and mix until it firms up.
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Place twelve 1½-2 tablespoon scoops of dough on each baking sheet, a few inches apart; the cookies will spread a little bit. Flatten the cookies slightly with your hand.
- Place a tiny bit of crushed candy cane in the center of each and gently press into the surface.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
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These cookies look delicious and I'm planning on making them for our family gathering this weekend. One question-the candy cane pieces don't melt all over the place when baked? I'm nervous about that. Also, I wanted to thank you for your vegan guide to Grand Rapids. My husband and I were there last summer and really benefited from your recommendations for restaurants and breweries. We're looking forward to returning. We love G.R.! So vegan friendly!
Hi Laura! I didn't have a problem with the candy canes melting at all. They were crushed into very tiny pieces. I am so glad that you enjoyed my guide to Grand Rapids! GR is very vegan-friendly, especially at many of the breweries!
We also loved Marie Catrib's so much. Besides eating in the restaurant twice we took home a ton of stuff from the deli. So, so sad it closed.
This looks so good! Do you use this dough recipe for any other kinds of cookies?
Thanks for sharing! Does it keep long?
Can this dough be made ahead of time and chilled in the fridge
I have never made the dough ahead of time and chilled it before, but I am sure that it's fine to chill before baking.