Giant, gooey and utterly delicious Vegan Reindeer Christmas Cookies. With a cute chocolate reindeer on top, they are the perfect treat for Christmas.
Vegan Reindeer Christmas Cookies
Vegan reindeer Christmas cookies are soft, rich, buttery and filled with mint chocolate chip. They’re also topped with a perfectly sweet chocolate frosting. You are going to love this copycat ‘Crumbl’ recipe. With a sprinkle of magic, they have been transformed into adorable reindeers, perfect for showcasing to your guests for Christmas.
When crumbl cookies meet Christmas, something magical happens. I’m SO excited to finally share with you my latest cookie in my frosted ‘crumbl cookie’ series. A rich and chewy mint chocolate chip cookie, with a swirl of whipped chocolate frosting and a chocolate reindeer. This is the ONLY Cookie you’ll want to bake this Christmas!
Why you’ll love these reindeer cookies:
- They’re vegan.
- Cram packed full of chocolatey goodness.
- Refreshing bursts of mint in your mouth.
- They melt in your mouth.
- Easy to make.
- Less than 20 minutes to bake.
- Super fun to make.
- Great gifts for Christmas.
- Little prep.
- Easy yet effective decoration.
- Great for kids to get involved with.
- Can be made earlier than the day required.
What makes these the best vegan chocolate cookies?
When I think chocolate cookies, this is the exact cookie I picture. They’re soft and melty on the inside, crisp and chewy on the outside, spread perfectly in the oven, and are loaded with chocolate chips. Oh, and let’s not forget the mint chocolate addition.
The reason why I love this recipe so much is because of Hu Chocolate. Hu Chocolate have an amazing vegan, fair trade and organic chocolate range, and are stocked throughout the UK, Europe and US. I used the Hu Chocolate Crunchy Mint which is truly the most delicious vegan mint chocolate and ideal for this recipe. It’s vegan , gluten-free, palm oil free with no artificial sweeteners. It’s super flavourful and SUPER minty fresh. Hu have a range of vegan friendly flavoured and nut butter filled chocolate including hazelnut butter, cashew nutter and almond butter which are all perfect for baking, and would make fantastic stocking fillers for Christmas.
Check out my previous Hu Chocolate recipes including:
I made a chocolate cookie and added in a splash of peppermint to enhance the minty flavour with chopped crispy mint chocolate. Yum! I also topped the cookies with a swirl of rich and creamy chocolate frosting, which might I say paired with the cookie is divine. They are truly some of the best cookies EVER!
These cookies are the perfect treat for Winter. And the best part, they’re 100% vegan and SUPER quick and easy to make! Check out Hu Chocolate here online. You can also find them in store at Whole Foods and Planet Organic.
How to make reindeer Christmas cookies
This is truly the one and only cookie you’ll want to make during the Holiday’s. They are truly scrumptious! I used the base of my popular crumbl cookie recipe to help create the cookie, along with adding in a TON of chocolate and peppermint, along with the cute little chocolate reindeer on top and a bright red nose. I can’t stop saying ‘aww’ when I look at them, they’re just so CUTE!
Whip butter and sugar together until creamy. Add in peppermint, dairy-free milk, flour, cocoa powder and raising agents. Fold in the chocolate. Mix to form a cookie dough. Roll dough into balls and place on a greaseproof paper lined tray. Top with more chocolate, then bake and allow to cool.
Whip butter in a stand mixer until pale and fluffy then add in icing sugar, cocoa powder and peppermint, whip to combine. Pour in the aquafaba and whip until light and airy. Transfer into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip nozzle. Pipe a swirl on top of each cookie.
Melt some dark and white chocolate using a bain-marie. Transfer the chocolate into separate piping bags, pipe small buttons of the white chocolate, and pipe a dot of dark chocolate in the centre. This creates the eyes. Pipe antlers using the dark chocolate, chill until set. Press into the frosting. Press on a cranberry for the nose then serve.