Mint Chocolate Cookies are sweet, chewy, and chocolatey, with just the right amount of mint from the melted Andes mints on top! These cookies are easy to make for a holiday cookie exchange and are always a hit with anyone who loves mint and chocolate together.
MY DAD’S FAVORITE MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIES
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!
So you can bet that my mint-chocolate-loving pops loves these cookies.
Unlike Thin Mints, which are…well, thin, these Mint Chocolate Cookies are chewy with a crackly outside. The hit of mint comes from an Andes mint that is melted on top after they come out of the oven.
DECORATING MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIES
One of the best things about this recipe is that these cookies don’t need any icing.
As much as I love Peppermint Cookies topped with cream cheese icing, or a sugar cookie topped with homemade buttercream frosting, sometimes you just don’t want to mix together icing.
As soon as these chocolate cookies come out of the oven, top each one with half of an Andes mint or other mint wafer candy and spread the melted mint around the top of the cookie.
Ta-da! You’ve got a cookie that looks a little more special than a plain chocolate cookie, but with almost zero effort on your part.
OTHER FLAVOR COMBINATIONS
Because the base cookie for this recipe is a chocolate cookie, and the mint isn’t added until after baking, this recipe does open itself up to other flavor combinations if you don’t love mint and chocolate together.
Much like my favorite Peanut Butter Blossoms, you could top the baked cookies with any flavor of chocolate kisses (the caramel-filled ones would be amazing!) or even mini peanut butter cups.
Or, you could bake these up with a group of friends and let each friend pick which candy she wants to top her cookies with. It’s like a cookie decorating party, only for us lazy girls.
Bake up a batch of Mint Chocolate Cookies and take them to your holiday cookie exchange. Anyone who loves mint and chocolate will adore them!
Saturday 23rd of November 2019
The recipe for the mint cookies sound delicious.
Sunday 24th of November 2019
Thanks so much for stopping by, Gloria! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie
Wednesday 8th of November 2017
I LOVE the idea of these cookies.... but how many eggs do I add?
Monday 13th of November 2017
Ally, this recipe calls for 2 eggs. Sorry the formatting was a bit off, but I have fixed it! -Jamie
Saturday 7th of December 2013
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!
Monday 9th of December 2013
Thank you so much! Your substitutions sound great! Happy holidays and thank you for following MBA!
Wednesday 19th of December 2012
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!
Sunday 18th of December 2011
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!