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Big and Chewy Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

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Chewy chocolate cookies packed completely full with chocolate and mint candy bits.  They are festive, easy and sure to please!

stack of chocolate cookies with lots of chocolate mint candy bits

   The combination of mint and chocolate always makes me think of the holidays. Whether it’s candy cane ice cream topped with simple hot fudge or a box of fine chocolates with mint meltaways, the flavors are sure to put a smile on my face and a ho ho ho in my head.

      The problem is I have mixed luck with using mint extracts. Whether they are peppermint or spearmint, you have to have a very light touch.

     If you overdo it, my brothers will be spattering and claiming you are feeding them toothpaste. Ha! I’m sure we’re not the only ones!

cookies cooling on wire rack.

     So I prefer to add those flavors in an already diluted and manageable form. That’s why I added crushed candy canes on Monday’s peppermint mocha cookies and today we’re adding the creme de menthe and chocolate bits.

      It’s a lot harder to overdo it when you start with an already delicious on it’s own candy form!  I also like these cookies because they are simple drop cookies.

     I love decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread men as much as the next person at Christmas. But when you have a dozen types of cookies on your wish list and you want variety on your cookie trays, it’s nice to have some that aren’t super time consuming.

close up of large chocolaty cookies.

     I started these off with a pretty basic chocolate cookie base then I stirred in as many of those mint chocolate bits as I thought I possibly could. So these are chalk full of goodness.

    They do require a little time in the fridge if you want them to be thick and chewy, but otherwise they couldn’t get much easier!

looking down on stacks of chocolate mint cookies tied up with baker's twine.

     Are all of these Christmas cookie recipes getting you in the spirit? What cookies are you going to make first?

If you are looking for a fun and different cookie recipe, check out the recipe for Fruity Pebbles cookies. They are a fun mix of chewy, crunchy, creamy and fruity.

Yield: 18 Large Cookies

Big and Chewy Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

looking down on stacks of chocolate mint cookies tied up with baker's twine.

Chewy chocolate cookies packed completely full with chocolate and mint candy bits.  They are festive, easy and sure to please!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup crème de menthe and chocolate candy bits (from the baking aisle)

Instructions

  1. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until incorporated.
  3. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until a uniform dough is formed.
  4. Fold in the crème de menthe candy bits. and scoop with a large cookie scoop (about 3 T) onto a cookie sheet. Chill for about 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment or silicon mats.
  6. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets and smoosh slightly. You don’t want them to be flat, but also don’t want them to be round balls. Just a slight smoosh will do.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Chewy chocolate cookies packed completely full with chocolate and mint candy bits.  They are festive, easy and sure to please!

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Carlee

Thursday 14th of December 2017

Thank you so much!

Carlee

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I shouldn't bake as much as I do. My husband doesn't have a sweet tooth at all, so I eat more than my fair share and give away the rest. I really should have started a health food blog! ;-) Maybe next year! I hope you love them in the situation arises!

Debbie

Sunday 10th of December 2017

Hi Carlee, I agree mint flavourings are not the best. I use creme de menthe and pepprmint creams to add minty flavour when required. I also ike the subtle green colour the creme de menthe adds to ice cream. Peppermint and chocolate are just meant to be and these cookies sound fab!

xx

Carlee

Thursday 14th of December 2017

I love the idea of adding creme de menthe to ice cream. I really need to do that ASAP!

Jas @ All that's Jas

Thursday 7th of December 2017

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. So festive!

Carlee

Thursday 7th of December 2017

Definitely! I don't know why I only think to do stuff like this at Christmas time. Thank you!

Agness of Run Agness Run

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

These are a truly ideal Christmas cookies which I am definitely going to try for the upcoming holiday. What kind of flour do you use?

Carlee

Thursday 7th of December 2017

Thank you! I just use all purpose flour.

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