Festive Chocolate Peppermint Crinkle Cookies

50 minutes | 12 cookies

This festive recipe is the perfect peppermint treat for the holiday season

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 

  • 2½ teaspoon baking powder 

  • ½ teaspoon salt 

  • 1 cup cocoa powder 

  • 2 cups sugar 

  • ½ cup vegetable oil 

  • ¾ cup applesauce 

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract



  1. In a small bowl combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl or stand up mixer stir together cocoa powder, sugar, applesauce, oil and extracts, until well blended. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.

  3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 15 - 20 minutes.

  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment  paper. Place the granulated and powdered sugars in two separate bowls.

  5. Remove chilled dough and roll into balls about one tablespoon each. Toss first in the granulated and then second in the powdered sugar, coating  fully.

  6. Bake for 12-13 minutes (cookies should be slightly underdone). Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring onto a cooling rack for 10 minutes before serving.

Sugar Coating

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup powdered sugar