Who doesn't love chewy and gooey peppermint chocolate cookies? Check out our delicious recipe for this festive holiday treat — with a plant-based twist!
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s easy to get caught in the holiday hustle and bustle. Slow down and get lost in some baking therapy with our foolproof peppermint chocolate cookies.
Baking can take your mind off stress and force you to focus on one thing at a time. Plus, you get to enjoy some delicious treats at the end. If you’d prefer the dairy version of these vegan Christmas cookies simply swap the oat milk with cow milk and use non-vegan chocolate. That said, we recommend the vegan version — they’re just as tasty and kinder to animals and the environment.
Here’s how to make peppermint chocolate cookies just in time for the holidays.
Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Recipe
This simple chocolate peppermint cookie recipe uses vegan ingredients and doesn’t skimp on taste. We put these vegan Christmas cookies in the oven at 350°F — but did you know that preheating the oven isn’t absolutely necessary?
- ½ cup salted vegan butter, softened (or vegan butter substitute)
- ⅓ cup muscovado sugar
- ⅓ cup organic cane sugar
- ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
- ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup flour
- ⅓ cup fair trade cocoa powder (here’s how to tell if your cocoa powder is vegan)
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 ½ tsp. oat milk
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips (check out these 9 incredible chocolate brands for vegans)
- Crushed candy cane pieces
- Using either a standing mixer or an electric beater, cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the vanilla and peppermint extract and stir to combine.
- In a medium bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir to combine.
- Slowly mix in the milk until a thick dough forms, then add the chocolate chips and mix well.
- Roll the dough into small tablespoon-sized balls and space the balls evenly on a baking sheet.
- Use a fork to gently flatten the balls. Add a few more chocolate chips on top.
- Bake for approximately 12-15 minutes, or until slightly browned and cooked through, then remove your peppermint chocolate cookies from the oven.
- Sprinkle the crushed candy cane pieces on top of the cookies — make sure to do this before they’re cooled!
Bring these vegan Christmas cookies to family gatherings and potlucks, enjoy them at home, or put them out for Santa.
More Vegan Christmas Recipes
For more vegan holiday baking, check out some of our delicious plant-based recipes for Christmas. The ones below can be served alongside peppermint chocolate cookies.
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- Easy & delicious gingerbread cookies
- Mouthwatering gingerbread cake
- 2 vegan Christmas cookies everyone will love
- Vegan apple pie recipe
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