Updated a blog recipe from 2 years ago for Veg News Holiday Cookie Contest! 🙌
These cookies are a hybrid of 2 holiday favorites: chocolate crinkle cookies and snickerdoodles. With a hint of mint and lots of chocolate flavor, they pair perfectly with a mug of hot chocolate or glass of non-dairy milk. The chewy, fudgy texture is unbeatable!
For a sandwich cookie, also try my Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with the yummiest frosting!
🍃🍫Chocolate Peppermint Snickerdoodles (makes 15 medium cookies) 🍪
P.S. For less preparation time, feel free to bake them in bar form (I recommend at 4×6 pan), frost and slice!
1/2 c coconut sugar
3 tbsp melted vegan butter such Melt Organics or Miyoko’s Creamery
1/4 c almond or cashew butter
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax mixed with 2.5 tbsp water)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp nut milk
1/2 tsp mint extract
Heaping tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c GF flour
2 tbsp Dutch cocoa
2 tbsp Coconut Cloud peppermint hot cocoa powder or additional Dutch cocoa
1/4 c oat flour
1 1/2 tbsp potato starch (optional: creates a fluffier texture)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp sea salt
Cacao nibs and/or dark chocolate chips, for stirring in
Cinnamon sugar + cocoa powder for coating (I used granulated monkfruit instead of sugar)
3 tbsp coconut butter
2 tbsp almond or coconut milk
3 tbsp vanilla non-dairy yogurt
Optional: 2-3 tsp monk fruit or a drop of stevia
For the cookies, combine the wet ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
Stir the wet into the dry.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 2 days.
Add your chocolate!
Using a tablespoon, scoop into balls, flatten slightly and roll in sugar mixture
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until the centers are puffy but not quite set.
Cool to room temperature.
Combine the frosting ingredients in a saucepan and melt over low heat until smooth and creamy.
Refrigerate frosting for 2-3 hours.
Spread each cookie with frosting then top with mini chocolate chips, if desired.