Mint Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Only 9 days until Christmas…have you started baking your holiday cookies yet? If not, ya better hop to it! I am a huge procrastinator in almost every aspect of my life… I tend to think I work better under pressure (although my friends and fam may beg to differ). With that being said, I have very little shopping done and no cookies in the freezer! If you are at all like me and need to check some people off of your holiday list, this is the perfect recipe for you!

If you make these delectable cookies and put them into a cute holiday tin or box, I guarantee you will bring a smile to someone’s face!

These Mint Chocolate cookies are easy, fun to make and all kinds of delicious. The taste is very reminiscent of Girl Scout Thin Mints, but in my opinion, the texture is much better! Growing up I always remember my dad buying Thin Mints by the trunk load (okay maybe a slight exaggeration), and stockpiling them in our freezer; he was convinced they tasted better cold!

To this day, I still buy them, freeze them and eat them frozen while thinking of my dad with every bite! You can bet I will be taking some of these to town when I visit the pops for Christmas!

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great day and get to baking!

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P.S. Love ya, Dad!

Mint Chocolate Cookies

Yield: about 40 cookies


3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
36 chocolate mint wafer candies (I used Andes Mints)


1. In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.

2. At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3. Roll dough into balls (I used my 1TBS cookie scoop to measure) and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking unwrap mints and divide each in half. When the cookies come out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie.

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26 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Cookies”

  1. SnoWhite — December 17, 2009 at 7:14 am

    My mom makes these… they are FANTASTIC! We call them "Mistletoe Mint" :)


  2. LanceandMandyBird — December 17, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I needed a cookie recipe for a family party on Christmas Eve and I've found it! Thanks for sharing, these look delicious~


  3. Kelly — December 17, 2009 at 8:59 am

    ohhh I make these every year!! They are fantastic :)


  4. Smitten Sugar — December 17, 2009 at 9:11 am

    Oh these look delicious! I just made some cookies this week but used the dark choc and mint toll house cookies! But I bet these are delicious!


  5. oneordinaryday — December 17, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Love the mistletoe mint name, SnoWhite!

    These bring my two favorite flavors together and they look pretty doing it. I'm with your dad – frozen thin mints are the best GS cookie around.


  6. Jelli Bean — December 17, 2009 at 9:31 am

    My goodness, do these look great! I love Thin Mints, and basically any choco-mint baked combo, so I know these would be delicious. I currently have a box of Samoas in my freezer, but the Thin Mints were gone months ago.


  7. teresa — December 17, 2009 at 9:50 am

    if i make these there is a good chance that they will become my new favorite cookie!


  8. Maria — December 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Gotta love mint cookies-I posted some too:)


  9. Elise — December 17, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    They look fantastic, what a great cookie to give! I also just started my holiday baking this week haha


  10. danazia — December 18, 2009 at 12:19 am

    OMG these look and sound perfect for Santa and his reindeer! I will have to make these for sure. Thanks for the recipe.


  11. Dawn — December 18, 2009 at 9:52 am

    I think thin mints are in the top two of my favorite girlscout cookie along with those chocolate coconut ones…what are those, samoas? These cookies sound amazing!!


  12. Amy — December 18, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    These are my favorite cookies to make at Christmas!! I loooove the Andes mints on top!



  13. nutmegnanny — December 18, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    What great looking cookies :) I'm such a fan of thin mints…these gotta taste great!!!


  14. ultranatti — December 20, 2009 at 11:20 am

    I used your recipe last night & made a batch of these delicious cookies! They came out great, so chewy and Thin Mint-y. Thanks for the great recipe, I'll definitely be making them again!
    I posted a little something about them on my blog:

    Happy holidays!


  15. Natalie — December 20, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    I just made these cookies for Christmas and they are already a hit! Thanks for sharing, we love them!


  16. wordforword — December 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Do you think these would work with mini York peppermint patties? My boyfriend's mom loves those.


  17. Jamie — December 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm


    I do not know if this recipe would work with York Peppermint Patties, but it's definitely worth a shot!



  18. TabI — December 22, 2009 at 7:50 am

    This really is THE BEST cookie! I've been making them for a couple of years now, and I receive more compliments for these than anything else I've ever baked and shared!

    Just came across your blog today, and I love it; look forward to following it and learning some yummy recipes. :)

    What kind of camera and light box do you use for your pics; they're fantastic!



  19. Jamie — December 22, 2009 at 8:56 am


    Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments. I currently use a Canon Rebel XSI. I rarely use a lightbox for my photos as I prefer natural light. I do use a white board as a "bounce" but that is about it! Happy Holidays!



  20. Hot Polka Dot — February 24, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Mint and chocolate is such a yummy combination. They look lovely. Thanks!


  21. bojosperlacuina — December 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

    I love tris biscuits! I tried to do something like these.


  22. Karina — December 18, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Great recipe! My only quandry was despite following the recipe, my cookie dough balls didnt flatten when i baked them and they were super fudgy and undercooked. So the next batch i made the balls but smooshed then down flat and then they came out flawless! They taste amazing, cant wait to share these!


  23. Pat — December 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    These are delicious and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing them. They will be a nice addition on my cookie plates I give to friends-that is if I don’t eat all of them!


  24. Jocelyn — December 7, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    These are terrific! I made a couple minor changes. Instead of water, I used brewed coffee. Second, I replaced 2 T of flour with cocoa powder. Also, I found chilling the dough to be very useful. Thank you for an excellent recipe!


    • Jamie — December 9, 2013 at 5:48 pm


      Thank you so much! Your substitutions sound great! Happy holidays and thank you for following MBA!


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