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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Cook time: 9 to 12 mins
  • Servings: 15 to 20 medium-size cookies
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (you can find them at your local grocery store)
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, whip the vanilla extract, peppermint extract, vegan margarine, and sugar together until fluffy. Add the applesauce and mix until well incorporated.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until well combined. Stir in the vegan chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candies.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of the dough onto an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
Notes

There's nothing I love more around this time of year than cookies. They cheer me up on a cold day and are perfect for sharing—and isn't that what the holidays are all about? :) These cookies will not only get your friends and family into the holiday spirit but also wow them and show them how delicious vegan food can be. What are you waiting for? Give them a try!