vegan chocolate cookies with peppermint

Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Peppermint

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 14
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x


Delicious Vegan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Peppermint! Gluten Free and easy to make Christmas cookies!



  • 1 stick (around 110 g) vegan butter (soy free) or coconut oil (naturally refined and not melted)
  • 3/4 cup raw sugar or xylitol for sugar free substitute
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 heaping cup 1:1 gluten free flour (Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut drinking milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp peppermint extract or 2 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chunks
  • 1/2c  crushed Peppermint (extra for topping)
  • Optional red/white sprinkles to coat (dye free sprinkles can be used)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


  • Preheat  oven 350F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper or silicon mat
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter (or coconut oil, not melted) and the sugar together and beat with electric mixer until creamed together. Around 2 minutes. Add the optional vanilla if desired. vanilla and mix in.
  • In another large mixing bowl, Sift the gluten free flour and cocoa powder together then add in your basking soda and sea salt.
  • Combine your wet ingredients with the sifted flours (dry mix). Beat or mix thoroughly. Batter will be thick.
  • Add your milk and peppermint extract and mix again. Fold in your chocolate chunks and crushed peppermint (around 1/3 to 1/2c).
  • Once the batter is mixed, roll into golf ball size balls. Coat eat cookie dough ball in sugar crystals or sprinkles (optional), then place on baking sheet.
  • Press down with palm of hand or I like to use the back of a coffee mug (greased). Sprinkle your extra peppermint on top of each flat cookie.
  • Place in oven in center wrack for 12-14 minutes depending on the thickness of your cookies.
  • Remove from oven and let the cookie cool on tray before touching them. They will set and hardened as they cool.


  • Store in ziplock bag or container. Best kept in fridge but room temp will be fine for 5-7 days. Freezer friendly.
  • Estimated Nutrition below with raw sugar.
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan cookies, christmas cookies, chocolate cookies, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, chocolate peppermint


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