Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint and chocolate are one of my favorite combinations, and this time of year I just can't get enough.  So when I saw this recipe and its abundance of peppermint extract and loads of chocolate, I needed to make them.  Lots of chocolate flavor with a cut of mint and crunchy enough to make these the perfect mate for a glass of milk, as well as perfect for holiday sharing.  Which is exactly why I chose this recipe to share with the 2nd Annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Exchange.  Like last year, I shared a dozen of these cookies with each of three different food bloggers and in return, I received three lovely packages, each containing a dozen cookies from three other food bloggers. 

The brain child of Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen, these ladies put together a group of hundreds of food bloggers sending cookies all over the place for a giant cookie swap.  And until today, or the arrival of their cookies, no one knew who they would get cookies from. As a special bonus, this year all of the participating bloggers made a donation to Cookies for Kids with Cancer as a requirement for participation.  Better still, the money raised was which was matched by OXO, leading to a lot of money to help children suffering from cancer. 

I had the pleasure of baking these lovely treats for Erin of Erin's Food Files, Tina at The Dough Will Rise Again, and Karla of Forty Cakes.  The first package I received were these simple but tasty chocolate squares, part shortbread, part chocolate graham cracker, from Julie at White Lights on Wednesday.  Thanks Julie!  I'll share the other lovely cookies I received with you soon.

Bake to these Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies, I pulled this recipe from the King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion after I read their suggestion to pair two of these cookies with a scoop of ice cream to make a yummy frozen sandwich.  Yes and please.  This is a quick recipe, which is good because you might find yourself making these again and again.  Good thing it's all pantry staples.  Better make extra--someone told me Santa likes chocolate and mint, too.  Especially the Santa in my house.

Mint Double Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
3 cups flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teasoon salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl with a hnad-held mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy, scraping sides of bowl as necessary.  Add the eggs, beating after each, then mix in vanilla and peppermint extract.

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Gradually add to butter mixture, stirring after each addition.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by Tablespoons (Note: I used a medium cookie scoop) onto parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until set and edges are just slightly darker. Turn baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through. If using more than one sheet at a time, rotate positions in the oven for more even baking.

Remove from oven and cool on pans for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.

Happy Baking,
The Cookie Princess

Printer Friendly Recipe


  1. These were so delicious! Thank you so much for the additional mint hot chocolate. I got lucky, as my husband doesn't like mint, so I ate EVERY.SINGLE cookie all by myself. hehehe

    1. I love it! So glad you got to enjoy them all!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks Kelly. Your Pecan Sandies were delicious too!

  3. Thanks so much for these cookies! They were wonderful :) and I am totally impressed that you managed to get them out so early, as I was totally that person sending mine out on the very last day! Thanks again!

    1. I'm so glad you liked them. I had to get them out early because of travel, plus a little early holiday cheer never hurt. :)

  4. These look delicious! I LOVE chocolate a mint together. Pinned, and new follower. :)