Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • ½ cup dutch process cocoa powder, sifted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 tbsp neutral oil (canola, sunflower, vegetable, even olive oil will work)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Peppermint Buttercream

  • ¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) high fat, good quality vegan butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ¼- ½ tsp pure peppermint extract (to taste)
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • pinch of salt

Topping

  • ¼ cup melted chocolate chips (bittersweet, semisweet or dark)
  • crushed candy cane pieces

Directions