Christmas time, hmmm naughty or nice?  I say naughty and these double chocolate chip peppermint cookies fit that bill big time!  The naughty version is NOT low fat at all but are sure to please EVERYONE including those picky eaters!  There’s always tomorrow to eat healthy! 🙂  BUT, if you are just as nice as nice can be and need a nice (healthier) cookie, then swap out the vegan butter with applesauce.  Be prepared for slightly less rich and a bit fluffier cookies, still awesome though!

vegan double chocolate chip candy cane cookies

My teen daughter was craving candy canes and double chocolate cookies and wondered if I could make something with those two things together.  I thought about it and this is what I came up with.  And may I saw DAMN these babies are good!

Happy Holidays!

double chocolate chip peppermint cookies

Chocolate -Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

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Double Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies
If you are feeling a bit naughty this holiday season these vegan double chocolate chip peppermint cookies will keep you on the nice list.
vegan chocolate candy cane cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
Cuisine Dessert
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Servings
Cookies
Ingredients
vegan chocolate candy cane cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds together with 6 tablespoons of water and set aside to allow them to setup.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the apple sauce, coco powder, both sugars, baking soda, salt, and vanilla until the salt ands sugar has melted.
  4. Whip the flax eggs up with a fork and add to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  5. Add the flour into the wet mixture and stir until the flour is no longer visible.
  6. Place the candy canes on the counter and cover with a towel.  Tap them with a hammer just hard enough to break it but but not to rip the package. Work your way down the candy cane until it is broken into small/medium pieces. 
  7. Open the package and the pieces will fall out onto a plate.  Mix one of the crushed candy canes into the cookie batter.  Save the other candy cane for topping the cookies.
  8. Add the chocolate chips and mix up until evenly distributed.
  9. Place a golf ball size of the batter onto the silicon baking sheet lined cookie sheet.  Flatten slightly and press a small amount of the crushed candy cane into the dough.  Don't go to close to the edge or it will melt off of the cookie.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes but check them at 12 minutes.  Cool completely then sift some powdered sugar on the top to look like snow and ENJOY!

5 Comments

  1. Kissie

    Sweet! 🙂

    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday and… a Happy New Year!

  2. Lindsay

    Just made these today and brought them to a party tonight. They are SO yummy, not to mention that they look really cute and festive too. I will definitely be making these again; thanks for the recipe!

  3. The Veggie Gal

    Lindsay,

    I’m glad they turned out well for you! Thanks for letting me know.

    Kim

  4. Hanne

    PEPPERMINT AND CHOCOLATE ARE A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN. I AM SO BAKING UP A BUNCH OF THESE for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

  5. The Veggie Gal

    Thanks for stopping by Hanne, you’re right they are a match made in heaven! Hope you have a great Christmas!

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