Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate peppermint cookies with notes of peppermint and studded with chunks of dark chocolate. This will be your new favorite treat this holiday season.

double chocolate peppermint cookies

These cookies have to be in my top 3 favorite cookies at the moment…if not top 2.

The texture is all you want in a chocolate cookie -soft, chewy, melt-in-your mouth, chocolatey…the list goes on.

If you’re looking for a cookie to add to your holiday menu then consider this one.

double chocolate peppermint cookies

Getting the ingredients right in these cookies are key to an optimal texture and flavor.

These cookies contain:

Flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt for the dry ingredients.

Vegan butter, brown sugar, cane sugar, applesauce, and peppermint extract for the wet ingredients.

And of course, dark chocolate chunks.

double chocolate peppermint cookies

These cookies are relatively simple to make.

Start by creaming together the butter and sugars. Mix in the applesauce, and peppermint extract until combined.

Add in the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt. Beat on low until a soft dough forms. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks.

Roll approx. 2 tbsp dough into a ball and place on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 11 minutes. Allow cooling for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.

(Optional): Sprinkle with crushed peppermint.

double chocolate peppermint cookies

These Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies are…

  • Soft, chewy, and gooey
  • Simple and easy
  • 100% plant-based
  • Oh so delicious!

5 from 1 vote
Double chocolate peppermint cookies
Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Soft, chewy, and gooey double chocolate peppermint cookies with notes of peppermint and studded with chunks of dark chocolate. This treat will be your new favorite this holiday season.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: double chocolate peppermint cookies, holiday cookie recipe, vegan
Servings: 15 cookies
Author: Taavi Moore
Ingredients
  • ½ cup room temperature, vegan butter
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½-¾ cup chopped dark chocolate or dark chocolate chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer to cream together the butter and sugars until smooth and combined. Mix in the applesauce and peppermint extract until combined. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and powder, and salt. Mix on low until a soft dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

  3. Roll 2 tbsp of dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough. Line on the prepared baking sheet. Slightly press each dough ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for 10 minutes. They might feel slightly underdone in the middle, that is ok (this will make them fudgey!).

  4. Allow cooling for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire cooling rack. (Optional): While still warm, sprinkle on crushed peppermint.

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  1. Katherine
    December 12, 2020 / 2:15 am

    These cookies are absolutely incredible! So soft and fudgy, and the flavors are perfect.

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