Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

 These Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies are irresistible & one of our Holiday baking favs. {Vegan & Gluten-free}

Light and pillowy chocolate mint crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas…….in my home that is.

The scent of cocoa, chocolate & mint are swirling in the air and making me really hungry!

It IS my fault since I’m the one baking these sweet delights, but I absolutely LOVE the smell of fresh-baked cookies, don’t you?Light and pillowy crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)


I also absolutely LOVE eating fresh-baked cookies, especially chocolate minty ones, like these Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies.

What makes them extra special, is the minty flavor, which comes from using So Delicious Chocolate Mint Coconut Milk .  I think this creamy, minty coconut milk makes them even more Holiday-ish (I know that’s not officially a word, but it works, right?).

Light and pillowy chocolate mint crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

Are you getting excited about these Chocolate Mint Crinkle cookies yet?

These are good on their own, but when you add a hint of mint to it, oh my goodness!!!!!

So good in fact, that I had a different recipe I was going to write about, but after everyone RAVED about these little gems, I figured I had to remake with some new photos & share these first because you are really going to want to make these for your next Christmas or Holiday get-together (feel free to make anytime, that’s ok too).

Light and pillowy crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

Like all of my recipes, these Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies are Vegan & free of Dairy, Eggs & Nuts.  They are also easy to make, taste delicious and I’m including the Gluten-free version I used, just this week! Want even more GF cookies? Check out these Vegan Sugar Cookies then check out this incredible collection of Gluten Free Christmas Cookies from What the Fork.

Sifting is key for light & fluffy cookies

You’ll be sifting twice when making these cookies, so my tip is to sift the confectioners sugar first to keep your topping nice and white then sift your dry ingredients in a separate bowl. This step will help keep these cookies light and fluffy, which you’ll appreciate later. Keep in mind, if you don’t have a sifter, a fine mesh strainer will work just as well.

Light and pillowy chocolate mint crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

Ingredients Matter

Instead of regular milk, Chocolate Mint Coconut Milk was used for that extra bit of Holiday flare. In case you can’t find their Chocolate Mint, another option is to use So Delicious Holiday Nog.  I’m all about the “nog” during holidays so this option is a delicious substitution.

And since these chocolate mint crinkle cookies will be hard to resist (my kids and their friends ate them all in a day), I wanted to make them just a little healthier because I know you won’t be able to just eat 1.  This is simply done by using brown rice syrup in place of corn syrup & then melted coconut oil is used instead of canola oil.  YAY!!!

Once these liquids are added into your dry ingredients and mixed together, this amazingly sweet and sticky dough is formed. Light and pillowy crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

This fudgy dough is just so good, you could eat it up just like this….. another benefit of baking without dairy or eggs!

After you’ve refrigerated your dough for 15 minutes (just to handle it better), and cleaned your counter a little, it’s time to assemble.

  • Scoop out large tablespoon sizes of dough.
  • Roll into a ball.
  • Roll into the fine sugar.
  • Roll in the powdered sugar.  Don’t be stingy, the more covered it is, the prettier the crinkly tops will be.

Then bake.

Light and pillowy chocolate mint crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

Chocolatey, fudgy centers, topped with a dramatic snowy, sweet powder make for the perfect holiday cookie.

Light and pillowy crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

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Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

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Yield 2 dozen

Chocolate & mint with a sprinkling of confectioner's sugar set the mood for these wonderful Holiday cookies. V & GF

Ingredients

For Rolling Cookies:

  • 1 C. sifted powered cane sugar
  • 1/3 C. organic, fine cane sugar

For the Dough:

  • 1/2 C. organic, cane sugar
  • 1/3 C. melted coconut oil
  • 2 TB. brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C. Chocolate Mint Coconut Milk (So Delicious)
  • 1 Egg replacer (1 TB ground flax meal + 2 TB water)
  • 1/2 C. dairy free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips), melted
  • 1 1/4 C. plus 2 TB. Bob's 1-to-1 Gluten-free Flour
  • 2 TB. cacao powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the powdered sugar for rolling the cookies and set aside. Pour sugar for rolling in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together sugar, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, vanilla extract, coconut milk, flax meal and melted chocolate chips until smooth.
  4. Sift in flour, cacao powder, baking powder & salt until a thick dough forms.
  5. For easier handling, dough works best when refrigerated at least 15 minutes.
  6. Scoop a generous tablespoon of dough out and roll into a ball.
  7. Roll ball into sugar.
  8. Roll ball into powdered sugar, coating very well! The more powdered sugar on top, the prettier the "crackle".
  9. Arrange cookies on parchment lined pans, at least 2" apart.
  10. Bake 12-14 minutes, when cookies when puffed up and crackle effect is seen.
  11. Allow to cool on baking sheet at least 5 minutes before storing.

Notes

If you like your cookies softer, bake for 12 minutes. At 14 minutes, they are crunchier in texture. However, once they sit in a sealed tupperware container, they will soften slightly.

Gluten-free option: I use Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Flour for easiest substitution but feel free to use GF Flour of choice but add in 1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum if needed.

Use regular, Unbleached All-purpose flour if gluten isn't an issue. 

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Dairy, Egg & Nut-free

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Light and pillowy chocolate mint crinkle cookies, dusted with snowy caps of sugar are a wonderful addition to any Holiday table. DF,EF,NF (Gluten free option)

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25 Comments
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 14:02h, 17 December Reply

    Yes yes yes! Chocolate mint is the best!! I love that you used the chocolate mint So Delicious!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:37h, 17 December Reply

      So Delicious is one of my favorites!

  • nancy @ ordinary vegan
    Posted at 14:33h, 17 December Reply

    Chocolate and mint are my favorite combination! I can’t wait to try these for xmas. Thanks for sharing and for the beautiful photos.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:37h, 17 December Reply

      Thank you! I look forward to hearing what you think.

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 19:05h, 17 December Reply

    Chocolate and mint are one of the best flavor combinations. These look so festive and delicious!

  • Mel@avirtualvegan.com
    Posted at 21:47h, 17 December Reply

    They look seriously good. I love chocolate and mint together. It’s a shame that I haven’t seen that milk for sale here :O(

  • Sophia @veggies dont bite
    Posted at 01:04h, 18 December Reply

    Crinkle cookie AND chocolate mint?! I think you made these for me…

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:22h, 19 December Reply

      Of course, how did you know ;).

  • The Food Hunter
    Posted at 09:06h, 18 December Reply

    I want to lick the bowl!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:21h, 19 December Reply

      I sure did!

  • Vanessa @ VeganFamilyRecipes.com
    Posted at 15:01h, 18 December Reply

    I’ve had a very similar recipe in my drafts for 3 weeks now! haha Aren’t these the best?! Love!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:21h, 19 December Reply

      Great minds think alike :).

  • Kathy Hester
    Posted at 13:44h, 20 December Reply

    I love the sifting photo and can’t get enough of mint and chocolate this time of the year. I’m making these this week!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:18h, 20 December Reply

      Please let me know what you think or if you changed them up any!

  • The Vegan 8
    Posted at 16:06h, 20 December Reply

    I just tried that chocolate mint coconut milk just this past week after they sent me a batch and it’s SO GOOD! Love that you used it in these cookies. I love chocolate and mint together and these cookies look just amazing!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:58h, 21 December Reply

      Their milk is quite good, isn’t it? I’ve turned all my non-vegan friends on to it which I love to see!

  • Hedi Hearts
    Posted at 04:27h, 21 December Reply

    These looks amazing! Very Christmassy 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 13:59h, 21 December Reply

      Thanks Hedi! Mint makes everything more festive

  • Gin
    Posted at 11:54h, 21 December Reply

    I love the mint twist on crinkle cookies! Sounds delicious. 🙂

  • Howie Fox
    Posted at 13:51h, 21 December Reply

    Ahh, chocolate and mint is such a great combo too! Oh dear, I have a Christmas present for my mum with a chocolate mint combo that I’m craving right now. But nope, I have to be strong, it’s for my mum 😀

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:01h, 21 December Reply

      Great will power! I like to make big batches of sweets on days I know I can hand them out,otherwise, I may find myself eating 1 too many.

  • Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    Posted at 13:54h, 21 December Reply

    These look so good, Nicole! I love chocolate and mint together! 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:02h, 21 December Reply

      Thanks Sina! It’s one of my favorite combos for sure.

  • Sofie H Matos
    Posted at 14:16h, 01 December Reply

    Rice malt syrup is really difficult to find here, and so is corn syrup, so is there anything I can use instead?

    I’ll probably have to change it up a bit anyway, since you can find So Delicious maybe two places in the entire country, haha. So I think I’ll just use the chocolate milk from Alpro instead. 🙂

    • Nicole Dawson
      Posted at 12:39h, 07 December Reply

      What are your allergies Sofie? You could try a pure maple syrup since that is thicker and would work in a way more similar to the brown rice syrup. So Delicious has a dairy-free chocolate milk but you are right, there are other options if you cannot find it. Chocolate milk (dairy-free if needed) may be an easier find, and then I would add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract (add more to taste) if desired or leave as is without any peppermint. Best of luck, please let me know how it turns out for you.

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