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Chocolate Mint Cookies

Chocolate Mint CookiesI’ve been on a bit of a mint kick lately. So when the opportunity arose to make chocolate mint cookies topped with pretty chocolate drizzles, who was I to argue? These cookies are small, they’re cute and quite yummy too. They are about the size of a half dollar, making them more of a button cookie, perfect for popping some chocolatey mint goodness into your mouth!

When I came across these cookies, I was busy browsing around Renee’s site, Flamingo Musings, trying to find something for my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month. While I ultimately decided to make the chocolate mint cookies, I had several others I was tossing around, such as these Hazelnut Shortbread Sticks or these Hazelnut-Butter Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips. Both of these looked and sounded great, but to avoid the nut-haters, I stuck with the chocolate mint instead.

Mine are a little different than Renee’s. The ingredients are the same, but I think the difference between ours is that my cocoa must have been lightly packed, causing my dough to be much more manageable that Renee described in her post. She stated that the dough was extremely sticky, requiring refrigeration before handling and baking. Her version is rolled into a log, chilled, then sliced. My dough was easier to handle and didn’t require that added step, so I skipped the log method as well. Instead, I opted for a cookie scoop, rolled them into smooth balls, then flattened them with a flat bottomed drinking glass. The result was a soft, cakey cookie with just the right amount of bittersweet drizzle. Lovely! Thanks for the great recipe Renee!

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Adapted from Flamingo Musings

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, gently packed
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
6 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, chopped

Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and salt in medium bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat butter in large bowl until smooth. Beat in peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Beat in sugar gradually. Add egg and beat until blended. Add dry ingredients and beat just until blended.

Preheat to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a cookie scoop to get uniform balls of dough. Place rounds on prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. They don’t expand much, so you can fit quite a few on one sheet.

Roll balls to smooth then flatten with a flat bottomed drinking glass dipped in water.

Bake cookies until tops and edges are dry to touch, about 13 minutes. Transfer baking sheets with cookies to racks; cool completely.

Scoot cookies together so they are all lined up and touching. Place a piece of waxed paper under the cooling rack to catch chocolate drips.

Line a jar or drinking glass with a zipper to sandwich bag. Melt chocolate in microwave and stir until smooth.

Add chocolate to bag then remove from jar. Squeeze out all the air and snip a corner of the bag off with scissors.

Use your piping bag to drizzle all the cookies back and forth in one direction, and then repeat in the other direction to get a criss-cross effect. Let chocolate harden. Place cookies in the refrigerator to speed this process.


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54 Responses to Chocolate Mint Cookies

  1. 1

    Chocolate/mint is one of my favorite pairings. What a great way to start the week. My kitchen is going to smell incredible. Thanks.

  2. 2

    Wow, Amanda, those are beautiful! Great job!

  3. 3
    Winnie says:

    Great looks cookies Amanda…I adore chocolate with mint. Ps congrats on your migration to wordpress- can’t believe you did it by yourself- I am so impressed!

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    Tami says:

    MMM! In my opinion, you can’t beat the combo of mint and chocolate. My kids would go crazy over this recipe.

  5. 5

    I love how you drizzled them with chocolate. They look so yummy!

  6. 6
    Fallon says:

    Love the new website!!

    The cookies remind me of a girl scout cookie, flavor wise. They sound delicious. I’m missing the SRC so much :( I hope I can get back into it soon. Things are just dwindling down before I move back now.

  7. 7
    Astrid says:

    Oh I love mint & chocolate and your cookies look to die for! YUM!

  8. 8
    Katrina says:

    Mmm, mint! They look great! You ARE on a mint kick. Now I need to try these cookies WITH your ice cream!

  9. 9

    Yum, I also love mint anything! Thanks for hosting another awesome SRC!!

  10. 10

    mmmmmm love Chocolate and Mint together! great looking cookies!

  11. 11

    Love how your version turned out, Amanda! Though I take great pains to mention that this was not *my* recipe, but Bon Appétit’s, and all the cookie doughs that year were sticky! But you definitely proved that piping the chocolate drizzle is the right way to go – they look fabulous!

  12. 12

    Beautiful! I’m so glad Angela shared your cookies on Facebook. I really like the fact that you used a scoop instead of the log method. My logs always end up more as ovals after I cut them anyhow. I like the more rounded corners. My family will adore mint chocolate (I’m not a chocolate lover, so what I bake, they eat). Thanks for choosing this recipe and sharing it with us.

  13. 13
    peggy says:

    These sound so good! The mint and chocolate combo is definitely a favorite in our house =)

  14. 14
    Noelle says:

    These look amazing! YUM!

  15. 15
    Holly says:

    Good morning and Happy Reveal Day! I really was super excited that I had your blog this week and I’m SO happy that I could make your day with that post. It was seriously fun to browse through here! I absolutely LOVE your new look here too by the way – the colors are so bright and fresh and fun!

    As for these cookies, I have to tell you, Aidan would probably go nutso over them. He is seriously into the chocolate/mint combination lately. He wants “grasshopper” everything so I’ll bet these would be a big hit! I’m bookmarking them for a lunch box treat soon.

    Thanks for all you do Amanda!

    Hugs,
    Holly

  16. 16
    Carolyn says:

    Amanda, these look phenomenal. I adore chocolate and mint together!

  17. 17

    Gorgeous! And I’m sure they’re delicious, too!

  18. 18
    Susie says:

    The drizzle melting in the baggie, in the jar, in the micro….love that idea! And chocolate and mint? Heck there is no way this could have turned out bad!

  19. 19
    Jaida says:

    Amanda,

    Looking at these is making my mouth water!! I love chocolate and mint together, and these look wonderful!!

  20. 20
    sara says:

    YUM! These cookies look so yummy…chocolate and mint, so good! :)

  21. 21

    These sounds like an amazing cookie for the upcoming holiday season. I’ve stumbled and will keep these in mind over the next few months! Love the chocolate drizzles on top!

  22. 22

    Love these cookies they look delicious!

  23. 23

    Your cookies look so beautifyl and mint is always my favorite. Great choice and I love the step by step tutorial.

  24. 24

    Oh man, these look so good! You know, I think humidity plays a big part in whether or not dough is sticky too. I wonder if it was humid in Renee’s part of the world that day.

  25. 25

    As always Amanda, your pictures look so yummy too! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks again.

  26. 26

    You and I both had chocolate and mint on our mind this month! Excellent choice and stupendous photos!!

  27. 27

    BTW, LOVE the redesign of your blog – beautiful and easy to navigate. Brava!

  28. 28
    Lisa~~ says:

    Chocolate and mint together is a perfect combination. Your cookies look wonderful and I’m saving the recipe.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

  29. 29
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    These look great! Mint and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations…yum!

  30. 30
    Trisha says:

    Great cookies Amanda, I’m having so much fun with SRC. Thank you for starting it up and putting in so much of your time and effort month after month!

  31. 31

    Wow. Just wow. Can’t wait to try this out, Amanda.

  32. 32

    Amanda, these look so delicious! They’re fat-free, right? ;-)
    Great post!

  33. 33

    My daughter would absolutely love these!

  34. 34
    Raina says:

    These sound delish!! I love the combo of chocolate and mint…

  35. 35
    MaryBeth says:

    OMG…Crazy Good, I want some of these.

  36. 36
    Shelby says:

    I love mini cookies…but I lose count! :) These look and sound delicious Amanda!

  37. 37
    leslie says:

    ohhh, these are small, so I can eat more right?????

  38. 38
    Veronica says:

    They turned out gorgeous!

  39. 39
    SI says:

    I’m putting these on my list of cookies to try for Christmas!

  40. 40

    Hmmm, the drizzling has given me some ideas for another project I’m working on. Gorgeous cookies (and love your tray).

  41. 41
    Crystal says:

    Those look so good! I will have to try next time we have game night. I love the cool flavor of mint, especially during the cooler months.

    Crystal
    http://leecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/09/hot-bean-dip.html

  42. 42
    Sue says:

    These look beautiful~so yummy and uniform!

  43. 43
    patsy says:

    Wow! Those cookies look like they would be hard to resist! I think they would be a great addition to my holiday baking!

  44. 44
    Rituparna says:

    Oh those cookies look heavenly. I wish I could just pick one out right now and dig my teeth in. Amazing mouth watering pictures as well.

  45. 45
    marla says:

    These cookies look great! Another great month of the SRC :)

  46. 46
    Lisa says:

    I have a feeling these would blow away any chocolate mint cookie, hands down, including GS thin mints. They look fantastic! Thanks for yet another great SRC month – really enjoying it!

  47. 47

    These cookies look awesome, Amanda. As does the site. Love it <3

  48. 48
    ButterYum says:

    Mmmm… my brood would plow me over to get their hands on these! I love how the cookies bake up puffy. Thanks for highlighting this recipe.

    :)
    ButterYum

  49. 49

    [...] Cookies I might need to add to my baking list. [...]

  50. 50

    Are you serious? Those are like a bit of heaven right there. My mouth can taste them, and that’s hard to do. We really need to switch up groups once in awhile so I can get paired with her and make these divine bites of heaven. Actually, I can make them anyway, and have already bookmarked you. LOL
    Thanks for all you do Amanda!! Sorry I’m so late getting around to commenting on all the delicious goodies this month!

  51. 51
    Calogero says:

    I have a lot of mint, thanks.

  52. 52
    Erin says:

    OH MY! My mouth is watering just looking at these! I am so making these after we move!

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