Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Introducing Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies – they’re soft and chewy with a crispy edge, packed with rich cacao flavor, and adorned with mini chocolate chips, vegan white chocolate, and crunchy candy cane bits.

Reasons to Fall in Love with This Recipe:

  • These cookies are a delightful blend of softness and chewiness with a satisfying crunch around the edges.
  • They burst with chocolate goodness and a hint of refreshing peppermint from the crunchy candy cane toppings.
  • A holiday favorite that’s sure to be a hit with everyone!
  • The irresistible combination of chocolate and peppermint makes them perfect for the festive season.
  • Ideal for leaving out for Santa on Christmas Eve!
  • This recipe is completely vegan, dairy-free, and plant-based.
  • A wonderful addition to your Christmas cookie platter.
  • Easily adaptable to a gluten-free version.
  • Made in just one bowl and ready in a quick 30 minutes.

Helpful Tips and Tricks:

  • Ensure your butter is softened properly – it should be firm but easy to indent.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, which usually takes about 1 minute using an electric mixer.
  • When melting white chocolate, do so in short 30-second bursts in the microwave, stirring well between each interval.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy cane immediately after drizzling the white chocolate while it’s still wet.
  • Place the dipped cookies on parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • For a quick hardening, pop the dipped cookies into the freezer for 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use regular butter or oil instead of vegan?
    Yes, you can substitute regular butter, but if you’re aiming to keep it vegan and dairy-free, opt for vegan butter. Oil hasn’t been tested in this recipe.
  • How can I make these cookies gluten-free?
    While all-purpose flour yields the best texture, you can also use a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend like Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur’s.
  • What can I substitute for sugar?
    Cane sugar is the preferred option, but you can also use monk fruit sweetener, coconut sugar, or brown sugar.

Vegan Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 10 cookies


  • 1/2 cup softened vegan butter or regular butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar or monk fruit sweetener, coconut sugar, or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or any other milk/nut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup vegan or regular white chocolate
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1-2 vegan candy canes crushed


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  • In an electric mixer, beat softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, around 1 minute.
  • Add almond milk and vanilla extract, and mix again.
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, cacao powder, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Then gradually add this dry mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Use a cookie scoop to place dough onto the baking sheet, then bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • While the cookies bake, melt the white chocolate in the microwave or using a double boiler. Add coconut oil if needed to thin it out.
  • Crush the candy canes in a baggie.
  • Once the cookies are baked and cooled, drizzle or dip them in the melted white chocolate and immediately sprinkle with crushed candy cane.
  • Let the cookies sit for 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden, then enjoy!


  • Follow the instructions to ensure the butter is softened correctly.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy, using an electric mixer.
  • Melt the white chocolate in short bursts, stirring well each time.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy cane while the white chocolate is still wet.
  • Place the dipped cookies on parchment paper to avoid sticking.
  • For a quick hardening, place the dipped cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes.

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