Welcome to Cookie Week day 2! I am soooo excited to be sharing these peppermint chocolate crinkle cookies with you today! Chocolate crinkles are one of my favorite classic Christmas cookie recipes, and with the addition of peppermint, it’s an unforgettable combo. These peppermint chocolate crinkles are chocolatey and rich and oh so delicious.Jump to Recipe
Chocolate crinkles are fudgey like a brownie inside and have a more crisp outer texture. With the addition of peppermint extract, this is the best cookie recipe to get you in the holiday spirit!
I just want you guys to know how I’ve sacrificed to make sure these cookie recipes are perfect. Do you know how many cookies my parents and I have eaten in the last week to make sure each one was flawless?? It was a lot, I truly lost count. My dad carried the team on his back and ate 85% of them, so you can thank Craig Fenstermacher for his commitment to this blog.
All purpose flour – as much as I love gluten free baking, I haven’t yet tested this recipe with a gluten free alternative. I would assume gluten free flour would give you the same results, but no promises.
Apple sauce – gives the cookie that super rich and moist (*cringe*) inside
Baking powder -makes these cookies super fluffy
Avocado oil – my favorite neutral oil to use for baking
Dark cocoa powder – makes the cookies super rich and chocolatey
Sugar – while I love using coconut sugar, this recipe calls for regular white sugar. I haven’t tested this recipe with a substitute, so I can’t make any promises about results if you sub sugar for something else.
Coconut sugar – this is a great alternative to white cane sugar. I think coconut sugar adds a sweet richness to cookies that complements the dark chocolate.
Pinch of salt
Candy canes – use these to top the cookies at the end for a little minty crunch
Dark chocolate chips – to melt at the end and dip the cookies into so the candy cane pieces have something to stick to
Powdered sugar – to roll the cookie dough in before baking. This creates the crinkle pattern after baking
Store these peppermint chocolate crinkles in an air tight container for up to a week. You can always make half of the cookies and freeze the rest of the dough for a later time. This dough will last up to two months in the freezer! Just wrap it up in plastic wrap or in an air tight freezer plastic bag.
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