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Mint Chocolate Cookies

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.

chocolate mint cookies scattered across a white surface, with some broken in half.

INTRO

Mint chocolate cookie broken in half, showing the melty mint chocolate wafer candy on top

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!

Side view of several mint chocolate cookies stacked next to a glass of milk

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.

Two mint chocolate cookies on a white plate next to a glass of milk

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.

5 Mint chocolate cookies lined up against a glass of milk

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!

Close up of a mint chocolate cookie with melted mint chocolate candy on top

chocolate mint cookies scattered across a white surface, with some broken in half.

Mint Chocolate Cookies

Yield: about 40 cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  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.
  4. 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.
Nutrition Information
Yield 40 Serving Size 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 19mgSodium 107mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 14gProtein 2g

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Gloria McClure

Saturday 23rd of November 2019

The recipe for the mint cookies sound delicious.

Jamie

Sunday 24th of November 2019

Thanks so much for stopping by, Gloria! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

Ally V

Wednesday 8th of November 2017

I LOVE the idea of these cookies.... but how many eggs do I add? 

Jamie

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

Jocelyn

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!

Jamie

Monday 9th of December 2013

Jocelyn-

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

-Jamie

Pat

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!

Karina

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!

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