This is a decadent holiday variation on the typical chocolate chip cookie, using cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and mint extract. These are a great cookie to add to your cookie exchange this year, or to make ahead and freeze for when unexpected company shows up at the door. Or if you’re like me, to make and then eat copious amounts before they get where they are supposed to go.
Double Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
Author: Amanda - Life at Cloverhill
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 4-5 dozen
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ¾ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp mint extract
- 1⅔ cup flour
- ⅓ cup cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 package (250g) dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375F
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
- Beat in egg and mint extract.
- In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
- Beat dry mixture into creamed mixture.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Drop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet.
- Bake for 8 minutes for chewy cookies or up to 10 minutes for crunchier cookies.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Beat in egg and mint extract.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
Beat dry mixture into creamed mixture.
Stir in dark chocolate chips.
Make sure to steal a few chips. They are just too good to resist, and it doesn’t count, right?
Drop small balls of dough onto a baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes for chewy cookies or up to 10 minutes for crunchier cookies. I like to make mine chewy. Yum.
Whenever I bake anything I like to package some of it up to share with friends that I’m meeting for lunch, or dropping by to see. But fancy packaging can be expensive, and not always very environmentally friendly. So here is my quick method for sharing baked goods:
Take a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper. Fold over the baked goods and tuck the ends under.
Take an everyday brown bag, and write a little message or the person’s name. I sometimes add a tag with the recipe name on it. Or tuck a copy of the recipe into the bag.
Open the bag, place the goodies inside, and fold the flap over. Punch a hole through the folded top and tie some ribbon through it.
It may not look like much, but people go nuts for homemade baked goods, especially when it is unexpected. Its a great way to show people you care all year round, not just during holidays.
Update: This recipe was featured in the Toronto Star 2012 Cookie Calendar!
Oh good lawd. My best friend happens to bake EVERY. COOKIE. SHE. CAN. FIND so I’m forwarding this to her ASAP! =)
Can’t wait to get my domestic side rocking!
mmm, mint! I’m so crazy for mint choco chip 🙂
Working Mommy says
Delish!! Great little bag idea – very cute!