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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you need: 

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce (or 1 egg substitute)
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups crushed peppermint candy (I use peppermint sticks)
1 1/2 cups vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix sugar, brown sugar, oil, and egg replacer in a large bowl.
2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet. Add chocolate chips and crushed peppermint.
3. Drop on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on these because sometimes the peppermint will seep and burn on the pan.
I recommend not using any type of vegetable shortening for these cookies. They will turn out dull and flat.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
8-10 minutes
Recipe Category: 


If you have any molasses you can mix that with regular sugar, and voila, brown sugar!  Just mix in enough until it's moist like store bought brown sugar.


was just wondering...could i just use one full cup of regular sugar in this recipe? i just don't have any brown sugar and don't often use it...hhmm...maybe i'll just go pick some up though because these sound great. anyway, if i needed to would i just be able to make up from the brown sugar with plain sugar? thanks.


I think these are officially my favorite cookies! They are SO good, I love the way chocolate and peppermint go together. I made a batch of these this morning and my family ate them all up! :)



red #40, otherwide known as red allura AC:
Allura Red AC is a red azo dye that goes by several names including: Allura Red, Food Red 17, C.I. 16035, and FD&C Red 40,2-Naphthalenesulfonic acid, 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-, disodium salt, and Disodium 6-hydroxy-5-((2-methoxy-5-methyl-4-sulfophenyl)azo)-2-naphthalene-sulfonate.

"Despite the popular misconception, Allura Red AC is not derived from the cochineal insect. (The red coloring carmine is derived from the female Dactylopius coccus, a South and Central American beetle)."

what i gather from this is: 
these dyes used in food are way processed anyway....animal derived or not, i'm not sure i want to put anything in my body that couldn't be picked directly off of a plant...


These turned out pretty good. I used 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, because I didn't have any of the peppermint candy, and applesauce instead of the oil.

Here's a couple of pictures of them, enjoy!  :)


I made these the other night... and they were wonderful -- the batch I didn't burn, that is.

They did turn out flat, though... maybe because I used vegetable oil instead of canola oil.  (But it isn't vegetable shortning, which was warned against...)

I used a hammer to break up peppermint candies (the round ones) and I used cocoa powder instead of chocolate chips, as I could not find any non-dairy ones (and figured baker's chocolate was NOT a good idea...)

I will have to make these again.  IS is the vegetable oil that caused this to be so flat, though?


I took a couple of these to my boss today. He said that he thought all vegan cakes/cookies would be very dry because there aren't any eggs in them, but he was shocked to find that these were the most moist, chewy cookies he ever ate! Everyone else in the office was jealous that they didn't get any!


I made these cookies for dessert tonight. I had some peppermint sticks in the cupboard from a while back. I tried to crush them in a ziploc w/a butter knife handle...that wasn't enough. I tried a hammer...these things were so old and stale that I could not crush them w/any amount of force I could exert. So I decided to take the poster's suggestion of using peppermint extract instead. I used 1 tsp of it. After mixing all the ingredients, it did look sort of crumbly, so I added another egg replacer, as someone else suggested. The flavour of these was amazing, but very rich. I do not know how that poster ate the entire batch, my husband and I could only eat 2 cookies each. These probably would be even better w/the crushed candy..maybe next time.


i am never going to make this recipe again. i ate nearly the whole batch by myself. i felt so guilty afterward, but oh man were these good. i used peppermint extract and it was great. i imagine the sticks give this great texture, though



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