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Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Vegan and Oil Free)

Categories : Dessert

To make them even more decadent, dip them in melted chocolate! For a low fat option, skip the filling, add the crushed candy canes to the batter, and make single cookies instead.

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Peppermint Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Servings 16 cookies

Ingredients

For the Cookies:

  • 1 banana mashed
  • 1 cup date syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

For the Filling

  • 1/2 cup date sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut butter Not coconut oil!
  • 6 candy canes crushed (About 1/2 cup.)

Instructions

For the Cookies:

  • Combine dry ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add dry mixture to wet mixture and stir until combined.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll 1 tbsp of dough at a time into balls.
  • Place on parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Using the palm of your hand or a flat object like the bottom of a glass, press the balls into flat circles. Use cocoa powder to keep from sticking.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let cool on a rack.

For the Filling:

  • Meanwhile, beat the coconut butter and sugar together with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  • Stir in the crushed candy canes.
  • Once the cookies are completely cool, spread 1 tbsp filling on the bottom of a cookie. Place another cookie on top of the filling to create a sandwich. Repeat for remainder of cookies.