Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

Everyone loves these chocolate crinkle cookies. Rich, fudgy, and filled with peppermint flavor, these cookies make the perfect addition to your holiday treats. But be careful; they are highly addictive!

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 32 mins
4.8 from 35 votes
Stack of vegan chocolate crinkle cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 123 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Crinkle Cookies
Sugar Coating
  1. In a small bowl combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl or stand up mixer stir together cocoa powder, sugar, applesauce, oil, extracts, and peppermint candies (if using) until well blended. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.

  3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the granulated and powdered sugars in two separate bowls.
  5. Remove chilled dough and roll into balls about one tablespoon each. Toss first in the granulated and then second in the powdered sugar, coating fully.
  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes (cookies should be slightly underbaked). Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe Notes
  1. If you can't find vegan peppermint candy, you can omit the peppermint candies and just use peppermint extract for this recipe.
  2. Vegan white chocolate chips make a great addition. You can buy them online here.
  3. Once cookies are completely cool, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Raw dough can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 33mg1%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.