Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies - FoodByMaria Recipes

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Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Prep

10 minutes + 1 hour in the fridge

Cook

10 minutes

Yield

24

Chocolate and peppermint go so well together, and it’s the perfect flavor combination for the holiday season. These double chocolate peppermint cookies are perfect to bake up with your holiday baking, and combine the delicious flavor combo of that chocolate and peppermint you love!

This holiday season is going to be a weird one, and a lot of people will be spending it apart from family, these cookies are great comfort food, and make an awesome gift to bake them up and drop them off at your friend’s front porch! 

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies in stack with hand reaching for one.

Maria's sister looking at Chocolate Peppermint Cookies on countertop.

Why you’ll love these chocolate peppermint cookies:

  • Chocolate & peppermint = heaven
  • Perfect for holiday baking
  • Easy-to-make
  • Vegan-friendly
  • Gluten free

Maria's sister looking at stacks of Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Close-up of Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with sprinkled candy cane on top.

How do you make chocolate peppermint cookies?

I promised you this recipe is easy, and you’ll want to make it again, and again. Here’s how you make these beautiful chocolate peppermint cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together till creamed
  3. To the bowl, add the egg and peppermint extract. Mix for 1 minute
  4. To the bowl, begin combining the rest of the ingredients apart from the candy canes
  5. Once combined, cover the cookie dough in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour
  6. Using a 1 tbsp. cookie scoop or 1 tbsp. spoon, begin scooping, rolling and flattening on to the cookie sheet. You should be able to cook 12 cookies on each baking sheet, yielding around 22-24 cookies. Leave around 1 1/2 inches per cookie.
  7. Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Dust each cookie with some crushed candy cane immediately
  8. Let them sit on the baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing and cooling on a baking rack completely
  9. Enjoy!

Bag of coconut flour next to stack of Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Stacks of Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

What is coconut flour?

For this recipe, I used Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour. I’m a huge fan of this versatile product and it’s so great to use in baking. Coconut flour is great in recipes but also works awesome to coat proteins like tofu. It blends well with other gluten-free flours, and it has a super high dietary fiber content. 

One thing to note with coconut flour is if you want to make a recipe like this one with other flour, the measurements won’t be 1:1 for swapping it out. Since it’s not grain-based, swapping it can be tricky. Use this helpful article for ensuring you swap it out accurately so your cookies still turn out!

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Vegan Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes + 1 hour in the fridge
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour inactive time
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian

Description

These chocolate peppermint cookies are easy-to-make and perfect for the holiday season.


Ingredients

Scale

3/4 cup vegan or regular unsalted butter, room temperature

1 1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp peppermint extract

3/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose Flour

1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill Coconut Flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate, chopped

2 large Candy canes – crushed


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together till creamed.  To the bowl, add the egg and peppermint extract.  Mix for 1 minute.  To the bowl, begin combining the rest of the ingredients apart from the candy canes.

Once combined, cover the cookie dough in plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Using a 1 tbsp. cookie scoop or 1 tbsp. spoon, begin scooping, rolling and flattening on to the cookie sheet.  You should be able to cook 12 cookies on each baking sheet, yielding around 22-24 cookies.  Leave around 1 1/2 inches per cookie.

Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Dust each cookie with some crushed candy cane immediately. Let them sit on the baking sheet for 3 minutes before removing and cooling on a baking rack completely.

Enjoy!

Notes

If you do not have brown sugar, you can use white sugar or coconut sugar.

You can make a vegan egg.  Simply combine 1 tbsp. ground flax and 3 tbsp. warm water in a small bowl.  Stir and let sit for 3 minutes before using.

Keywords: sugar, recipe, chip, candy

Lauren Marinigh

Yum! Need to try these.

Maria Koutsogiannis

You 100% need to!

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