Vegan Mint Cookies



DESCRIPTION
Deliciously minty vegan thin mint cookies smothered in minty dark chocolate. Thin, crunchy, delicious and super easy to make.

INGREDIENTS

For the Mint Cookies:

1/2 cup (112g) Vegan Butter
1/2 cup (100g) White Sugar
1/2 cup (100g) Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Mint extract
1 cup (125g) All Purpose Flour
2/3 cup (56g) Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
2-3 Tbsp Soy Milk (or other non-dairy milk)
For the Mint Chocolate Topping:

14oz (400g) Vegan Dark Chocolate
1/2 tsp Mint Extract
1 tsp Coconut Oil

INSTRUCTIONS


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
Add the vegan butter and brown and white sugar to an electric mixing bowl and cream together. Add the mint extract and mix in.

Sift the flour and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix in the baking soda and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing in by hand until crumbly.

Add in the soy milk (or other non-dairy milk) 1 Tbsp at a time mixing into a thick cookie dough. You may not need all 3 Tbsp, 2 might be enough, this depends on the type of vegan butter you are using. You will know it’s the right texture when it’s still very thick cookie dough but you can roll it into balls easily.

Roll into balls and place onto a parchment lined baking tray. Dip the bottom of a glass into cocoa powder and press down with the base of the glass onto the cookies to flatten them into a thin round OR cut a square of parchment paper, place that on top of the cookie and then press down with the bottom of a glass to flatten (I have since discovered this method and it’s a better method than the cocoa powder one).

Bake for 10 minutes. The edges will be firm but the cookies will still be soft in the middle, this is fine, they will firm up as they cool.

Leave the cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack. When they are cooled completely, prepare your chocolate topping.

Break up the chocolate into pieces and place into a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals, stopping to stir before placing back into the microwave. When the chocolate is completely melted, add in the mint extract and coconut oil and stir in.

Dip the cookies into the chocolate and then place onto a parchment lined baking tray.
You can also just spoon chocolate on top of the cookies if you don’t want them covered completely.
Place the chocolate covered cookies into the fridge to set.

NOTES
*Adapted from my Vegan Chocolate Cookies.

*Depending on the brand of vegan chocolate you use and/or the brand of peppermint extract, it can happen that after adding the peppermint extract to the melted chocolate, it thickens up quite dramatically. If this happens, add more coconut oil to thin it out so that your chocolate is easier to handle for dipping the cookies.

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