Are you tired of Christmas cookies yet? I have one more recipe for you that you need to make this season before the Christmas cookie craze is over! These vegan peppermint sugar cookies are super simple to make and need no chilling before they can be baked. (Cause if I’m being honest, I often skip over cookie recipes that need chilled before baking – don’t have time for that!) This was actually my first time testing out a cookie recipe with vegan butter and I was so impressed with it!
The peppermint extract in the dough gives these cookies a subtle peppermint flavor on the their own if you don’t feel like drizzling them in chocolate and adding the peppermint candy. (I highly recommend that you do though!) Although I love cookies with frosting, I usually don’t have the time (OR… I’m feeling too lazy) to make frosting for cookies. So, I found that chocolate drizzle saves the day! I can make plain sugar cookies like these look fabulous without taking the time to make frosting. These cookies keep well for up to a week in a sealed container. It’s best if they are kept in the refrigerator or a cool place to keep the chocolate from melting. Otherwise, you can freeze them once baked where they will keep much longer.Print
These vegan peppermint sugar cookies are soft, chewy and full of delicious peppermint flavor. Perfect for any holiday cookie exchange!
- 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- 1 cup vegan butter (I used Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks), softened
- 2 1/3 cups flour (1 cup all purpose flour + 1 1/3 cup whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips, melted
- 1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add the flax seed and water to a large mixing bowl bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes or until gel forms.
- Add the sugar and softened vegan butter to the mixing bowl. Mix on high until fluffy.
- Add the flour, baking soda, peppermint, and vanilla. Mix until dough forms.
- Form dough into 1/2 inch balls and arrange on cookie sheet. Dip a glass in sugar and press cookie flat. (Repeat dipping glass into sugar and flattening cookies.)
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly puffy with edges just light brown.
- Allow to cook 5-7 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
- When the cookies have cooled completely, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Drizzle over cooked and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. Transfer to the fridge 10 minutes to set the chocolate.
- Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag for up to a week. Freeze well!
Recipe adapted from this one from Betty Crocker –> https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/best-no-roll-sugar-cookies/dff36677-de68-4318-9030-2de1c8a52a45