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Double chocolate peppermint cookies

Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
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.