Vegan Peppermint Brownie Cookies

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Alright, buckle up because we’re diving into a game-changer for your holiday treats—Vegan Peppermint Brownie Cookies. Picture the rich, chewy goodness of a brownie, mingling with the cool, minty freshness of peppermint. It’s like a festive flavor explosion that’s dead simple to whip up. Plus, they’re completely plant-based, so you can indulge in the holiday spirit without sacrificing a thing.

Why These Cookies Are a Game-Changer:

  1. Double the Goodness: Imagine the best of both worlds—brownies and cookies. These bad boys combine the fudgy richness of brownies with the chewy perfection of cookies. It’s like a holiday miracle in your mouth.
  2. Plant-Based Bliss: Whether you’re a full-time vegan or just looking to mix things up, these cookies are entirely plant-based. No eggs, no dairy, just pure indulgence without the animal bits.
  3. Simple Pleasures: Forget complicated recipes and hard-to-find ingredients. We’re talking pantry staples here, creating a treat that’s easy to make on a whim. Because who has time for culinary acrobatics during the holidays?

Why You Absolutely Need These Cookies in Your Life:

  1. No-Fuss Baking: The holidays are hectic; your baking shouldn’t be. These cookies are your stress-free ticket to deliciousness.
  2. Impress Without the Effort: Want to flex your baking skills without spending hours in the kitchen? These cookies scream “I’ve got my life together” with minimal effort.
  3. Share the Joy: Whether you’re treating yourself or gifting these cookies, you’re spreading joy with each bite. That’s some serious holiday karma.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, room temp
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tub of vanilla frosting, make sure it’s dairy free to keep it vegan!
  • Crushed candy canes for topping

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How to Bring These Beauties to Life:

  1. Mix Dry Magic: Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a bowl. No need for fancy moves—just make sure it’s all nicely combined.
  2. Wet Wonders:In another bowl, mix melted coconut oil, sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract. No rocket science here, just a good ol’ stir.
  3. Dough Dreams: Gradually add the dry mix into the wet mix. Stir it up until you’ve got yourself a soft, heavenly cookie dough.
  4. Choco-Chip Bliss: Gently fold in those vegan chocolate chips. We’re going for an even distribution of chocolatey goodness.
  5. Scoop and Roll: Use a spoon or your hands—no judgment here—to drop rounds of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Use your hands to ensure the dough has a nice round shape!
  6. Chill baby, chill: Place the cookies in your fridge to set up for at least 30 minutes. This dough is wet and needs time to let the butter bind all the deliciousness together!
  7. Preheat and Prep: Now you can fire up that oven to 350°F (175°C) wait for the dough to finish chillin’. Easy, right?
  8. The Sweet Wait: Pop those babies in the oven for 15-18 minutes. You’ll know they’re done when the edges look set. Patience is a virtue, my friend.
  9. Cool Move: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a bit before transferring them to a wire rack. Trust me, the wait is worth it.
  10. Magic Touch: Once the cookies have cooled, go ahead and top with frosting. You can do this with a spoon for a more rustic look or get all fancy and use a piping bag. Finally, sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top. It’s like the holiday season just gave your cookies a high-five.

FAQ:

Q: Can I make these cookies ahead of time?
A: Absolutely! These cookies are a fantastic make-ahead treat. Once baked and cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If you’re planning further ahead, these cookies freeze well. Just ensure they are tightly wrapped to maintain that fresh flavor, and they can be stored in the freezer for up to three months.

Q: Can I customize the peppermint flavor?
A: Of course! The peppermint extract adds a delightful touch, but you can adjust the quantity to suit your preference. Start with a smaller amount and taste the dough before adding more. Remember, you can always add, but you can’t take away!

Q: How do I achieve the perfect texture?
A: The key to that irresistible texture lies in not overbaking. When you see the edges set and a slight firmness on top, it’s time to take them out. They will continue to firm up as they cool on the baking sheet, giving you that perfect balance of fudgy and chewy.

Q: Can I add nuts or other mix-ins?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to throw in some chopped nuts, like walnuts or pecans, for added texture. Swap out the crushed peppermint candies for something fun like cranberries and you’ll have yourself a delicious treat! The options are as diverse as your taste preferences.

Q: What’s the best way to store leftover cookies?
A: Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container to preserve their freshness. If you’re looking to keep that just-out-of-the-oven warmth, a quick pop in the microwave or a few minutes in a preheated oven will revive that deliciousness.

Q: Can I drizzle them with anything for extra flair?
A: Absolutely! If you want to take these cookies to the next level, a drizzle of melted vegan chocolate adds a decadent touch. Just heat the chocolate gently and let your artistic side shine.

Remember, these cookies are meant to bring joy, so don’t hesitate to experiment and make them your own!

More Holiday Recipes:

  1. 4-Ingredient Vegan Peppermint Bark
  2. Peppermint Chocolate Loaf
  3. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

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Now, go ahead, share the cookie love, and let the holiday festivities begin!

Vegan Peppermint Brownie Cookies

Get ready for a taste bud party with these Vegan Peppermint Brownie Cookies. Think fudgy brownies meets chewy cookies, all wrapped up in a festive peppermint twist. Perfectly plant-based and ridiculously easy to make, these cookies are your go-to holiday treat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond milk or any plant-based milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting make sure it's dairy-free!
  • Crushed candy canes for topping

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a bowl.
  • Using an electric mixture, whisk the vegan butter, sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add the dry mix into the wet mix.
  • Gently fold in those vegan chocolate chips.
  • Use a spoon or your hands—no judgment here—to drop rounds of dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Use your hands to ensure the dough has a nice round shape!
  • Place the cookies in your fridge to set up for at least 30 minutes.
  • Now you can fire up that oven to 350°F (175°C) wait for the dough to finish chillin'.
  • Pop those babies in the oven for 15-18 minutes. You'll know they're done when the edges look set.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a bit before transferring them to a wire rack. Trust me, the wait is worth it.
  • Once the cookies have cooled, go ahead and top with frosting. You can do this with a spoon for a more rustic look or get all fancy and use a piping bag.
  • Finally, sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top and enjoy!
Keyword Christmas cookies, vegan

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