Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips

If you read the title of this post and thought to yourself “that sounds really tasty” let me assure you that you are correct. They really are tasty :) The original recipe didn’t call for peppermint extract in the dough but I decided since I love mint it would be perfect. The chips I used were a limited edition from Nestle. If you see these delicious dark chocolate and mint chips I highly recommend picking up a bag. I only wish I would have bought more than one. I went to the store today and they didn’t have any left….boo :( Honestly the store seemed to be sold out of almost everything. I went to buy a bag of Christmas themed M&M’s and they were sold out of those too. I asked the guy who works at the store and he says “oh yeah those flew off the shelf this year.” It makes me wonder who are all these people buying M&M’s and what do they need them for? I only ask because it annoys me they bought all of them before I got a bag :)

Well ladies and gentleman I apologize for this short post but I have a lot of Christmas baking to do and it’s not going to get done unless I get my lazy butt into the kitchen and make it. Enjoy!!!



Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips


2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter - softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 large eggs
1 10-oz. package Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels


Preheat oven to 325° F.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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22 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips”

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    Jessica — December 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    These cookies look so good! I absolutely love mint, especially around this time of year. Your bow was a whimsical festive touch! I cannot wait to try this recipe…I just hope I can find those special mint and dark chocolate chips!

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    Jen — December 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    I have a bag of those dark chocolate and mint chips in my pantry. I might just have to make these cookies with it. They look great!

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    Dorothy — December 17, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Yummy! I love chocolate & mint. Might have to go pick up a bag of those chips; I saw them last week, so hopefully they’re not sold out too.

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    jenn — December 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    mint and chocolate. Two things that go really great together. Yum yum!!

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    Sue — December 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    These cookies look so rich and chewy, I’d love to try them! I suppose I, too, am going to have to trek to the store and see if I luck out and come home with some of those special chips!

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    Heavenly Housewife — December 18, 2009 at 3:21 am

    These look so pretty. I love how you wrapped them up with a green ribbon. The brown and green go together so nice, not to mention that they look delish.
    Have a fantastic weekend daaaaaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

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    Faith — December 18, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I really love the dark chocolate/mint combination so I know I would love these! And they’re so lovely all wrapped up! Lol, that’s a good question…who’s buying all the M&Ms?! :)

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    grace — December 18, 2009 at 10:03 am

    a person would be crazy NOT to like these. i also wish i had hoarded bags and bags of holiday baking chips because the stores around here are fresh out too. lovely cookies, and charming presentation. :)

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    nutmegnanny — December 18, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Jessica: You know I love the word whimsical :) Search high and low and see if you can find these chips, I know Buddy will love the cookies!!!

    Jen: I hope you make these…they really are delicious!

    Dorothy: Lets hope they are not sold out! I can’t seem to find them here:(

    Jenn: Oh yeah a classic and delicious combination!

    Sue: Good luck on finding the chips…they are delicious :)

    Heavenly Housewife: Thanks! I was afraid the ribbon would look weird but I think it added a nice festive flair.

    Faith: People just love M&M’s this time of the year I guess. I’m off to search for them again today.

    Grace: Darn stores! They never stock enough of the stuff we food bloggers need :)

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — December 18, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Yum! I adore the chocolate-mint combination! Gotta find those chocolate and mint chips!

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    girlichef — December 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    You are killing me here, woman!! Between you and Faith, I’ve gained 15 virtual pounds! I want these, too!!! I must find those chips, I’m going to make it a personal mission! YUUUUUUUM :)

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    Amanda — December 18, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Those look marvelous! That ribbon is gorgeous too!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — December 19, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Mint and chocolate, for me, are perfect for each other! Great cookies!

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    Alexandra — December 19, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I have those chips at my grocery store! I wanted to pick some up but alas… some lady took the last bag before I got to it. I was ready to wrestle her for it, but I got lazy.

    These look delicious!

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    Barbara — December 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Yes, they do look delicious. This is the first year I have made cookies with peppermint extract. Loved them, too. Yours look even better and how cute is that green bow?

    I’m with you- my store ALWAYS runs out of the
    M&M’s that are colored for some particular holiday. I think people fill up huge jars of them or something. Guess we have to get in there early.

  16. #
    Reeni — December 20, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    These are extra special with those mint morsels! Such scrumptious treats!

  17. #
    Cakelaw — December 21, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    These look lovely Brandy – especially with the green ribbon tied around them. Sorry you couldn’t get more mint chips!

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    The Healthy Apple — December 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    What cute lil cookies; very creative and they look delish.

    Happy Holidays. Keep up the great blogging in 2010!

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    Shelly — December 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Just wanted to add a tip :o) When the mint chocolate chips cant be found in the store, you can add 1/4 -1/2 tsp of peppermint extract (depending on how strong you like the flavor) to a bag of dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, stir well and let sit for at least 24 hours. I usually give it a week or so. That little tip came from Nestles :o) They know its a problem keeping the mint chocolate chips in the stores and only have them in the stores, or at least at the time that I contacted them a few years back, at the holiday time.

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    mom — November 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Gosh those cookies look good!


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