Real Men Cook: Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

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A rich dark chocolate flavored cookie recipe with mint chips and dark chocolate chips. A simple and delicious Christmas cookie to usher in the holidays!

Every year I make these little goodie boxes for the neighbors. They usually include some staple holiday treats around our house, like our Christmas Wreath Cookies {recipe coming soon}. But a couple of years ago I was looking to change it up a bit.

I am a huge fan of mint and chocolate anything. When I was little we use to get boxes upon boxes of mint meltaways or andes candies because apparently that was just the thing to give your letter carrier for Christmas. {Oh, did I mention my mom was a letter carrier.. hehe} I use to down those boxes like nobodies business, they are delicious when they are partly frozen!

Anywho, on my search for a new Christmas cookie recipe I found this awesome Mint Chocolate Cookie by Two Peas and Their Pod.Β  Well, now I have another staple cookie recipe and you will too after trying it:)

The recipe calls for Dutch-processed Cocoa powder, I found it at my local HEB Market Place. Basically any grocery store that carries a variety of products and some high end should have it. πŸ™‚ You totally need to use it because it give the cookies a rich chocolate flavor. Then I added dark chocolate chips for another chocolate kick and some Andes Candy chips for that mint flavor! Absolutely… amazing!

To get started, preheat oven to 325ΒΊ.Β Β  Then line baking sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

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In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/4 cup of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 2/3 cups of dutch process cocoa powder. Set aside.

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In a stand mixer, beat 1/2 cup of room temperature unsalted butter on medium-high until light.Β  Add 1/2 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of light brown sugar, cream well. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract to mixer and beat until smooth.

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Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with 1/3 cup ofΒ  milk in one batch, mixing well. Stir in 1 cup of Andes mint chips and 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.

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Chill dough for at least 15 minutes. You can make the dough a few hours or 2 days before baking and it will be fine. Just wrap it up and keep in the fridge. Scoop the dough onto a parchment- or silcone-lined cookie sheet, press down on them slightly and bake for 14-15 minutes.

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Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet, they will set up as they cool. {if you remove before hand they will fall apart} Store in an air-tight container.

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{Recipe slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod}

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Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies #christmascookies #darkchocolate #mint #cookies #recipes

Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup dutch-process cocoa
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed and room temp
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup of mint Chips – I used Andies Mint Chips
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325ΒΊ.
  2. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl , whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and dutch process cocoa powder. Set aside.
  4. In a stand mixer, beat the room temperature butter on medium-high until light.
  5. Add white sugar and light brown sugar, cream well.
  6. Add vanilla to mixer and beat until smooth.
  7. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well.
  8. Stir in the Andies mint chips and dark chocolate chips.
  9. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes. You can make the dough a few hours or 2 days before baking and it will be fine. Just wrap it up and keep in the fridge.
  10. Scoop the dough onto a parchment- or silcone-lined cookie sheet, press down on them slightly and bake for 14-15 minutes.
  11. Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet, they will set up as they cool. {if you remove before hand they will fall apart}
  12. Store in an air-tight container.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

 

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32 Responses
    1. haha.. I saw that! In fact I’m featuring one of your cookies tomorrow. πŸ™‚ Sounds like you and I are on the same page with the chocolate and mint! πŸ™‚

  1. Yum! These cookies look fabulous! Mint chips + chocolate chips..how could you say no?! Can’t wait to start baking again..THanks for sharing, Krista πŸ˜‰

    1. I know right! πŸ™‚ I may be addicted to Andes mint chips. I still have half a bag left so I am totally making more of these cookies. The good thing is Cason didn’t really like them, so that means more for me! hehe

      Get in the kitchen and start baking again girl, tis the season! πŸ™‚

  2. These cookies look incredible! I can never get enough of chocolate and mint together especially during the holidays πŸ™‚ I love that you used dutch processed cocoa as well as dark chocolate chips and I can imagine how decadent and delicious these cookies taste. Pinning and hope you have a wonderful weekend Krista πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks so much Kelly, your too sweet.

      Totally agree with you on the chocolate and mint during the holidays, best taste ever, especially with the dutch processed cocoa and the richness that it brings. πŸ™‚

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a note, I hope you have a great weekend as well!

    1. OMG Debbie, they are! If you only knew the amazing rich chocolately taste with the slight mint hint…. ahhh! So good.

      And if you end up eating the whole batch, its okay. I’ve done it before with brownies. πŸ™‚ hehe

      Thanks for the pin!

  3. These cookies are insanely chocolatey….so calling my name! I love mint…and dark chocolate. I can just imagine what the texture is like, very decadent! I might just have to bake these for MY letter carrier. (I leave her treats all the time in the mailbox.)
    PS..Love the collage! (Pinned it)

    1. Oh.. they are definitely insanely chocolately. But that is what I love about them. I am Krista.. and I’m a chocolate addict! I inherited that from my father. {thanks dad}

      I’m pretty sure your letter carrier would love you forever if you gave these too her, I know I would. And how sweet are you already that you put treats in there for her anyways.. Precious! Love how you care for people! Thanks for the pin and the collage compliments, some pretty cool blonde girl showed me how to do it. hehe

    1. Thanks Lisa, you can totally steal this recipe! πŸ™‚ I’m sure yours will turn out perfectly! You always have yummy looking stuff! Still need to try that creme brΓ»lΓ©e of yours!

    1. Aww, thanks Erin! Sounds like your 5 year and I are on the same page! πŸ™‚ You two will love these, I might make another batch tonight! hehe.

      Thanks so much for linking up, always love seeing what tasty treats you make!

    1. haha… I bet. The good thing about this recipe is you only use half the bag of chips. So if you finish them in one day you can make another batch right away. hehe! Thanks for stopping by winnie!

    1. OH Trish, you have no idea! So thankful I only have 1 child to share with, more for me! hehe Thanks so much for stopping by girl! Hope you have a great rest of the week!

  4. Julie H

    Wow, these are great! So rich and decadent! I added a smidge more milk and used mint chocolate chips. I think they will be a new favorite, thank you!!

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