Chocolate Mint Cookie Recipe
cookie recipe is a great one to prepare for after holiday
thank you gifts. The cookies are also good any time of the
year as a wonderful treat!
Chocolate Mint Cookie Recipe Ingredients
• 3/4 cup butter
• 1 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
• 2 tablespoons water
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
• 2 large eggs
• 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• green mint wafers (or mix peppermint chocolate as directed
Chocolate Mint Cookie Directions
In a large saucepan 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 mixer bowl
and let stand 10 minutes to cool. Mix at high speed and beat
in eggs one at a time. Reduce speed to low and add dry
ingredients. Mix until just blended. Cover dough tightly
with plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour until dough is
easy to handle.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cookie sheets with
foil. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets 2 inches
apart. Bake 12-13 minutes and NO longer. Cookies should
come out of the oven looking slightly underdone. They will
crisp when cool.
Immediately after taking the
chocolate mint cookies out of the oven, place one
mint wafer on top of each cookie. Allow mints to soften; then
swirl to cover cookie. Peppermint chocolate can be placed on
top of cookies instead of wafers. See note below.
Sprinkles can be added at this point if desired.
Making Peppermint Chocolate
You will need 1 cup white chocolate and peppermint extract to
make this. Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl
by microwaving for 30 secs and then stirring. Repeat until chocolate
is partially melted. Remove from microwave and continue
stirring until chocolate is completely melted. At this point
add 2-4 drops of peppermint extract and food coloring if desired.