Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies


Vegan, Gluten-free, dairy-free

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Do you ever wonder how you can get a wholesome breakfast that's quick, easy to switch up with new flavors, and keeps you full until your next meal?

Enter... the breakfast bowl. 

Christmas Eve is just around the corner... and you know what that means...Santa will be shuffling down the chimney in hopes of some tasty milk & cookies to thank him for all his hard work! So toss aside the pull-apart cookie squares and whip up these vegan, GF Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies! Santa makes his way around the world in one night, give the man a cookie made with love!... and hey, may just earn yourself a spot on the nice list... 

Oh, and don't forget to leave carrots for the reindeer... Rudolph told me those are their favorite! 

So grab your apron and a mixing bowl and lets GET TO IT.

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies [vegan, GF]

What you'll need: 

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted (I use Earth Balance)

  • 1/2 cup cane sugar

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 flax egg (1 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 3 Tbsp water, stir and let sit 10 minutes)

  • 1/4 cup coconut milk

  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Namaste)

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

  • 3 Tbsp cacao powder

  • 2 drops peppermint essential oil (I use Young Living)

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (DF)

  • Marshmallows and crushed candy canes for topping

What to do: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. Cream butter and sugars together in a stand mixer

  3. Add in vanilla, combine

  4. Add in flax egg and coconut milk, combine

  5. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cacao powder

  6. Slowly combine the dry ingredients with the wet in the stand mixer

  7. Drop in peppermint essential oil, combine

  8. Fold in chocolate chips

  9. On a baking sheet with parchment paper, use an ice-cream scooper to scoop the cookie batter onto the sheet

  10. Flatten each cookie a bit with your palm

  11. Bake 8-9 minutes

  12. Top each cookie with 3 marshmallows and a sprinkle of candy cane and broil for 1-2 minutes, watching carefully to make sure marshmallows don't burn

Serve with a hot cup of coffee or a glass of cold [coconut] milk - enjoy! 

P.S. Let me know how Santa liked them using #wanderfullywholesomeeats 

Happy Holidays!