This Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe combines a favorite cookie with Christmas Sprinkles! Chocolate Christmas Cookies are the perfect holiday treat! Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies are chewy, tender cookies on the inside with a crispy bite. Festive sprinkles add the perfect colors of the season! Bake them as cookies or serve them as cookie dough bites!
When I was a kid I loved Christmas. Who doesn’t love waking up to gifts by a tree!
But there are times when Christmas isn’t quite as much fun as an adult. I’m not a big fan of shopping in the first place, let alone thinking about being forced to go shopping in crowded malls. Ach! I refuse to do it!
I have MIAS.
Mall Induced Anxiety Syndrome. Baking makes MIAS a lot better. Trust me, these chocolate holiday cookies work wonders!
Why This Recipe is a Winner
- The addition of peanut butter, adds flavor and reduces the amount of vegan butter needed (saving money while not reducing the quality of the cookies)
- Using apple cider vinegar adds tenderness to the cookies that makes the cookies irresistible
- Colorful Holiday Sprinkles makes these cookies perfect for the holidays!
How to Make Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
It’s easy to make these chocolate chip Christmas cookies! Begin by creaming together vegan butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Use a mixer on medium speed to get it nice and fluffy.
Then add the ground flaxseed, cornstarch, and unsweetened almond milk. Mix that all together. Add apple cider vinegar, vanilla and almond extracts and mix one more time.
Scoot the butter mixture to one side of the bowl. On the other side combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir the dry ingredients together and then incorporate it into the peanut butter batter.
Add chocolate chips and Christmas sprinkles and stir until combined.
Use a cookie scooper to drop rounded spoonfuls of cookie dough about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes, until cookies are done, but still soft in the center.
Remove cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for a minute or two on the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Hmm. The more I think about it, cookies can be the solution to a lot of problems.
I may need help.
But seriously, there’s nothing wrong with good ol’ Choc Chip Christmas Cookies here or there. And as much as I hate to admit it, I do like sharing these cookies. They make great holiday gifts.
Christmas chocolate chip cookies are definitely better than a fruit cake. 🙂
The Best Christmas Choc Chip Cookies
Oh, holiday chocolate chip cookies…you had me at the dough.
I mean, seriously. That is one thing about vegan cookie dough that you absolutely HAVE to love. There’s no worries of raw egg issues because our cookie dough is egg-free. I just have to say it. Yay!
I also love that this holiday chocolate chip cookie recipe yields tender cookies, loaded with chocolate chips and sprinkles. Another favorite about these festive chocolate chip cookies is that in addition to the vanilla, I also include some almond extract. That makes these cookies taste a little like a good ol’ sugar cookie. Power to the sugar cookie!
I also like that when I give these Christmas Sprinkle Cookies out as a gift to a neighbor or a friend, they smile real big. I believe they call that an ear-to-ear grin…and it’s my favorite.
We bought all the ingredients for these cookies at our local grocery store – straight from the peanut butter, flax seeds, and sprinkles. How cool is that!
Finally, I love that these cookies are colorful. It’s one part about Christmas that I really do like – bright colors!
- Add some chopped nuts, like walnuts or peanuts to the dough
- Replace the vanilla with mint extract for a mint chocolate chip favorite!
- Serve these as cookie dough balls, covering each with more sprinkles!
- Make these into bite-size cookies by reducing the size, just be sure to bake them a little bit less so they don’t burn!
More Vegan Holiday Baking Ideas
If you love vegan holiday baking, here are some more vegan holiday recipes for you:
- These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are adorable AND vegan too!
- The fun of making these Holiday Shortbread Cookies is almost better than eating them! Just kidding. Eating them is SO GOOD too!
- Making these Vegan Sugar Cookies is so fun for the holidays!
- Use holiday-themed sprinkles in these Confetti Cookies. Yes!
- We love making Peanut Butter Balls for the holidays!
I hope you like these Christmas Sprinkle Cookies as much as we do. Do you know what would make me even happier than a kid in a candy store? If you made these cookies and shared a picture of them with #NamelyMarly on Twitter or Instagram. So for now, let’s all be shiny happy people holding hands!
Christmas Sprinkle Cookies
- ½ cup vegan butter
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ½ cup almond milk , unsweetened
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
- 1 cup Christmas sprinkles plus extra
- Place the butter, peanut butter, and sugars in a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, mix on medium high speed until light and fluffy, about one minute.
- Push the butter mixture to the edges and in the middle combine the ground flax seeds, cornstarch, milk, vinegar, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir to combine. Now, using the mixer, slowly incorporate the flax seed mixture in with the butter mixture. Continue mixing until light and fluffy again.
- Push the butter mixture to one side and combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Use your mixer to combine the flour mixture with the margarine mixture. Mix to combine.
- When the dough is just right, add the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix some more until the sprinkles are incorporated throughout the dough.
- When you’re ready to bake the cookies, turn your to 350F.
- Use a cookie dough dispenser to drop cookie dough roughly 1½ inches apart on your cookie sheet. Pour some additional sprinkles on a plate and grabbing one ball of cookie dough at a time, dab the top of the cookie dough ball into the plate of sprinkles to give the top a nice coating of sprinkles. Place it back on the cookie pan and gently smash the top of the cookie to ensure that the new sprinkles are embedded in the cookie dough ball. Repeat with each cookie.
- Place the prepared pan of cookie dough balls in the oven and bake for 8-9 minutes. These cookies are best when they’re slightly undercooked so be careful not to over bake. You’ll be rewarded with a dense, rich, moist cookie!
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow the cookies to cool slightly before placing on a wire rack to cool completely. Of course you might want to have one (or two) while they’re still slightly warm. You’ll love them!
- Repeat until all the cookies are done. Store in an airtight container.
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Finally, if you’re ready for some vegan or vegetarian holiday baking recipes, you’ll love these:
- Healthier Ginger Bread Cookies by Cookie + Kate
- Vegan Ginger Snap Cookies by Petite Allergy Treats
- Spelt Vegan Cinnamon Snowflake Cookies by Wallflower Kitchen
- Or how about these Vegan Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies by you know who!
- Of course, everyone loves Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies!
Whatever cookies you’re setting on a plate for Santa, enjoy! Ho! Ho! Ho!