Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies

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)
Chocolate Mint cookies with snowy sweet crinkle tops are the perfect holiday cookie. Vegan & nut free.

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)

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?

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

What makes them extra special, is the minty flavor, which I think makes them even more Holiday-ish (I know that’s not officially a word, but it works, right?).

Crinkle Cookies with a hint of Chocolate Mint for that extra Holiday flavor. Dairy, egg & nut free.

I received a BIG box of goodies from So Delicious and as soon as my eyes caught a glimpse of the Chocolate Mint Coconut Milk inside, I KNEW I had the perfect recipe to use it in…..

Crinkle cookies.

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 share these first because you are really going to want to make these for your next Christmas or Holiday get-together (or maybe you just want to make them for yourself, and that’s ok too).

Like all of my recipes, these are Vegan & free of Dairy, Eggs & Nuts.  They are also easy to make, taste delicious and I’m including a Gluten-free option in the recipe section.

sifting flour

The first thing you’ll want to do when making these cookies, is set aside the ingredients that you will be rolling these cookies in; sifted powdered sugar & fine cane sugar. You’ll want to do this first, because you’ll be using the sifter again (for the dry ingredients) and this will keep the powdered sugar part nice and white.

Once the sugars are set aside, add your dry ingredients to a large, separate bowl using the sifter. This will help keep these cookies were light and fluffy. Keep in mind, if you don’t have a sifter, a fine mesh strainer will work just as well.

crinkle dough

As for the liquids, this is where I used the Chocolate Mint Coconut Milk in place of my original coconut milk.  It just added that extra bit of Holiday flare.

I also used brown rice syrup instead of the usual corn syrup and melted coconut oil in place of canola oil (because there really isn’t such a thing as a Canola plant).  I just wanted to make sure these were a little healthier, especially knowing you WILL eat more than just 1.

Once these liquids are added into your dry ingredients and mixed together, this amazingly sweet and sticky dough is formed.

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

Fudgy chocolate cookies, rolled in sugar and powdered sugar for layers of yummy.

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 with the power part.  The more covered it is, the prettier the crinkly tops will be.

Then bake.

Chocolaty, fudgy, minty & sweet crinkle cookies. DF,EF,NT,V

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

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Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies




Yield 2 dozen

Chocolate mint & powered sugar, set the mood for these wonderful Holiday cookies.


  • 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 Tb. ground flax seeds (flax meal)
  • 1/2 C. dairy free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips), melted
  • 1 1/4 C. plus 2 TB. All-purpose flour
  • 2 TB. cacao powder
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  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.


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: Use Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Flour for easiest substitution or use GF Flour of choice but add in 1/2 tsp. Xanthan Gum.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Dairy, Egg & Nut-free


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  • 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!

    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 @
    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.

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