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Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

  • Author: Heart of a Baker
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Desserts

Description

A perfect holiday cookie, vegan chocolate peppermint cookies filled with chocolate chips and a crushed peppermints!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups AP flour
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 12 peppermint candies (crushed)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookies sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, flaxseed meal, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside. 
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, olive oil, water, vanilla, and peppermint extract. 
  4. Add the sugar mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined, until no flour streaks remain. Fold in the chocolate chips. 
  5. Scoop the cookie batter out onto the prepared cookie sheets by the tablespoon. Bake for 10 minutes. Immediately after removing from the oven, press a teaspoon full of crushed peppermint candies into the middle of each cookie and allow to cool. 
  6. Store in a covered container for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 137
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 2
  • Fat: 8
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Protein: 1