Choco-mint Cookies

It’s been awhile since I made some good ol’ cookies…first time and only time I ever made this was years ago in college and it turned out great, I just don’t know why I never made it again! These cookies are fun to make, easy, and delicious! Anyone a fan of mint and chocolate (like my boyfriend) will love these.

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For Chocolate Mint Cookies I you will need:

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • mint wafers –> for some reason I couldn’t find Andes Mints at Safeway so I got Dove milk chocolate mint candies (awesome substitute though less of the minty flavor I think)

Let’s get to it! Start by melting the butter, sugar and water on low heat.

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Add chocolate chips and stir slowly until it’s partially melted. Turn off the heat and keep stirring until the mixture is all melted and smooth. Pour into a heat proof bowl and cool for 10 mins. 2014-01-19 21.04.45

In my trusty stand mixer I beat the in eggs (one at a time) into the chocolate mixture at high speed. Reduce speed to low and start adding in flour, baking soda and salt, beating until blended. Cover with saran wrap and chill dough for about 1 hour.

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Preheat the oven for 350 degrees F.

Start rolling the dough into balls (I used my 1 tablespoon measuring spoon to make perfect equal balls) and placing them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. I used my Silpmat, if you guys don’t have one- get one it will change your baking life. Bake the cookies for about 8-10 mins.
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I had to resist popping these into my mouth as I unwrapped them! I chopped them in half and it’s definitely enough to cover one cookie.

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The minute the cookies are out of the oven, while they are still piping hot, plop a chocolate mint candy on each cookie and just let it sit for about 3-5 mins. Use the back of a spoon and spread it evenly over the cookie like frosting. 2014-01-19 22.59.54

Allow the cookies cool and the “frosting” to harden. You will know when the chocolate frosting is not shiny anymore. 2014-01-19 23.08.03
Okay last step, taste test one or a few to make sure they are good.
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This is a huge recipe, I made almost 3 dozen, so I took some to a girls’ night party and brought vanilla ice cream to make some ice cream sandwiches. Yums! 2014-01-24 21.12.21

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