Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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

Course Desserts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 137 kcal
Author Heart of a Baker


  • 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


  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 Facts
Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.