Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookie Recipe~

Hello sweet friends. First of all, I want to say a sincere thank you to those who have reached out to me via email or insta message asking if all was well.  The answer is yes, we are just busy with life and  all that the holidays entail. 

I decided to step away from the blog for a bit to focus on what truly matters this season, first and foremost our Heavenly Father, Jesus, whom this holiday would be for nought without.  He is the REASON for the SEASON after all.  Along with family, missing some who are no longer with us this year, spending time with friends and going back to a true passion of mine, singing.  Lots of choir rehearsals this time of year in preparation for two services this coming Sunday.

However, I posted a pic tonight on Insta of the cookies I made for my Life Group cookie swap I am hosting Thursday, and several asked for the recipe.  The link wasn't working for some reason.  So, as promised...here it is. So easy and they smell amazing!



Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookie (vegan)

Ingredients:

1 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 TBS peppermint candies crushed

Sugar Coating:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

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 and extracts until well blended. Fold in crushed peppermints. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the granulate sugar and powdered sugar 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.

Enjoy!

7 comments:

Tanya said...

These look delicious. You just can't beat the chocolate-peppermint combination! Have a wonderful week-before-Christmas!

Junkchiccottage said...

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. So glad to see you are enjoying this time of year. This time of year truly moves way too fast. These cookies look yummy. Enjoy singing in your church choir on Christmas Eve.
xoxo
Kris

Katie Clooney said...

Those cookies look so darn yummy! Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New year. Enjoy your time with the girls!

miswill said...

Thanks for posting Lauren! I will have to give these a try. They look delicious!

Billie Jo said...

Hello, my friend!
Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe.
I will pass it on to my baker, Peyton!
Blessings to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas. : )

Brandi said...

I've always wanted to try making these cookies. I'm not a big fan of chocolate, but I know my family would really enjoy them. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Hope you and your family have a very merry Christmas!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love chocolate crinkle cookies and the addition of peppermint sounds amazing. I saw this on IG and was hoping you'd post the recipe. Thank you! Hope you have a great week and an amazing 2018 filled with many blessings! xoxo