Apr 19
2010

Triple Chocolate Mint Cookie Recipe

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Mint and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and these tender, chewy cookies are no exception!
Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

I’m not sure exactly when the start of swimsuit season turned from a time of excitement and anticipation to one of sheer dread. There was a point in my life when shopping for a new swimsuit was pleasurable. Now I would rather have bamboo growing underneath my fingernails than spend an afternoon looking for a lycra skin-baring garment. My husband tries not to look like a deer in headlights when I slink out, wearing some multi-colored empire waist number that is supposed to emphasis my assets, and ask “Does this make me look fat?” He quickly and cheerfully answers, “No, dear.” He has that one down. I’m pretty certain that is lesson number one in the husband handbook, followed closely by how to leave the toilet seat down and how to shop for a suitable gift Valentine’s Day gift in Victoria Secret without fleeing in terror.

Rather than becoming overwrought about the imminent onset of lycra-fest, I decided to deal with the problem head on. The only logical solution was to make a large batch of cookies. And these are not just any cookies. If you like chocolate, why just stop at one kind? These triple chocolate, chewy daughters of darkness have a subtle, but intoxicating hint of mint. As soon as I caught the scent of these cookies, I knew that if they tasted as good as they smelled, I would be set to gain 5 pounds in the next couple of days. Unfortunately, they tasted even better. Swimsuit shopping will have to wait.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, with the oven racks in the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, melt 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (I just used chocolate chips). This can be done by placing the bowl over a pot of simmering water (for a make-shift double-boiler) or in the microwave at 50% power. Stir and set aside to cool.


In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt.


In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl, using a hand electric mixer), beat 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) softened unsalted butter, 1 1/2 cups (packed) brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar at medium at speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes.


Using 4 eggs, add one egg a time to the butter mixture, beating after each addition. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the cooled melted chocolate and beat until well combined.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in 1 1/2 cup mint-chocolate baking bits, such as the ones made by Andes. If you can’t find these baking bits, simply crush any chocolate-mint chocolate bar or squares.


Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the mixture is easy to scoop and fudge-like.


Using 3 tablespoons of dough for each cookie, roll the dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart.


Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, switching the position of the sheets and rotating them back to front halfway through baking. The cookies are baked when the edges are set, but the center are still soft. The cookies will still look a little raw in between the cracks, but are done.

Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. Repeat with the rest of the dough, using cooled cookie sheets. Serve the cookies warm or at room temperature.


Other chocolate-mint cookies:

Cookin’ Canuck’s Chocolate & Peppermint Bark Cookies
Healthy Green Kitchen’s Gluten Free Chocolate Mint Cookies
Two Peas and Their Pod’s Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
Inspired Bites’ Chocolate Mint Cookie Drops
101 Cookbooks’ Thin Mint Cookies

Triple Chocolate Mint Cookie Recipe

Yield: Makes 25 to 30 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Triple Chocolate Mint Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 16 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (I used chocolate chips)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 tbsp (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup (packed) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Andes mint chocolate baking bits, or any mint-chocolate chocolate bar, crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, with the oven racks in the upper-middle and lower-middle positions. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate. This can be done by placing the bowl over a pot of simmering water (for a make-shift double-boiler) or in the microwave at 50% power. Stir and set aside to cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl, using a hand electric mixer), beat butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar at medium at speed until the mixture is light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes. Add one egg a time to the butter mixture, beating after each addition. Add vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the cooled melted chocolate and beat until well combined.
  4. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Stir in mint-chocolate baking bits. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the mixture is easy to scoop and fudge-like.
  5. Using 3 tablespoons of dough for each cookie, roll the dough into balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, 2 inches apart. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, switching the position of the sheets and rotating them back to front halfway through baking. The cookies are baked when the edges are set, but the center are still soft. The cookies will still look a little raw in between the cracks, but are done.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack. Repeat with the rest of the dough, using cooled cookie sheets. Serve the cookies warm or at room temperature.

Notes

From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com | Adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Baking Book

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{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SprinkleBakes April 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

I really like how you dealt with the problem. I'm totally following your lead on that. The cookies sound completely indulgent!

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2 bunkycooks April 19, 2010 at 3:28 am

Oh, these look so good! I need to lock myself in a closet for at least 2 weeks before I can think about bathing suit season…or I can just eat these and forget about it! ;)

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3 Megan April 19, 2010 at 4:02 am

Thank you for sharing this recipe. Anything that includes chocolate and Ande's mints has to be amazing!

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4 Chris April 19, 2010 at 4:30 am

How about I didn't even own a bathing suit until I moved out by you guys and even then…I did everything to scoot from the locker room then in the pool so no one would see. Oh…to have a hot bod. lol

But, I don't, so I will make some of these delish cookies. ;)

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5 Memória April 19, 2010 at 6:07 am

Oh goodness!! The shot of the fill-ins is tempting me to make these cookies at 1am! haha I'm bookmarking this recipe.

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6 pegasuslegend April 19, 2010 at 11:08 am

wow these sound great no wonder you said you had something that smelled wonderful in the oven I will bet everyones mouth was ready for this gorgeous gems!

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7 Trix April 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm

You are hilarious. I don't think I EVER felt good about swimsuits … ug, trying them on is the pits. I embraced boy shorts and tank tops years ago! What better way to deal with it than to enjoy some nice cookies like these? I love it! You go!!

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8 Grumpy and HoneyB April 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Your cookies look delicious. I am a fan of mint so these are very appealing!

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9 Michelle April 19, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Chocolate and mint is a such a great combination!

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10 wasabi prime April 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm

let's just pretend swimsuits don't exist? Deal? Deal! Any excuse to make these beautiful cookies!

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11 Judy April 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I can SMELL those cookies from here, despite the ocean between us! I'm definitely doing these – just the thought of all those little cracks on the surface with the molten mixture underneath is enough to set me salivating……
Thanks, Dara!

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12 5 Star Foodie April 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm

I love the chocolate & mint combination and these cookies sound excellent!

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13 Sandy April 19, 2010 at 3:51 pm

OK, my mouth is watering. And it's only 8:50 am!

Yummy!

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14 Tracy April 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

I wish I had a couple of these with my lunch today!!

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15 The Local Cook April 19, 2010 at 4:48 pm

LOVE mint cookies!

PS congrats on being one of the top 50 mom food bloggers!

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16 reindeersp April 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Ah. Yes. Do see what you meant via Twitter. This is one of the nicest looking cookies I've seen an ages. And I LOVE mint chocolate! Sisters birthday this week, I think I know what she's getting (i.e. one cookie after I devour the rest)

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17 Janice April 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Wow chocolate and mint -yum! My MIL would love these,when the kitchen is back together I will have to make some.

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18 Maria April 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Swimsuits don't scare me, bring on the cookies:) These look fantastic Dara! You know I have a cookie obsession, can't wait to try these! Thanks for the link love:)

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19 Jessie April 19, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I eat cookies all year around… then I burn it off at the gym! lol I love this recipe

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20 Barbara @moderncomfortfood April 20, 2010 at 2:27 am

What a splendid, tempting cookie recipe, Dara, with all the good stuff in there. Even the dough looks delicious! Many thanks for sharing.

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21 tasteofbeirut April 20, 2010 at 2:31 am

Love the cookies but especially enjoyed reading the introductory writing!

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22 Jenny April 20, 2010 at 3:09 am

Pretty Pretty Cookies!! Love a good chocolate cookie!

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23 Biren April 20, 2010 at 3:16 am

Wow….those cookies are really tempting! I don't think I can stop at one.

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24 penny aka jeroxie April 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

Pretty chocolate bikkies. Make me wanna make some tonight.

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25 Maggy @ Three Many Cooks April 20, 2010 at 10:53 am

You're killin' me here, it's 6:50AM and I want cookies now :) Love chocolate and mint together. It's my fave.

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26 Casey Angelova April 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I am digging your cookie recipes. The mint reminds me of those girl scout cookies Thin Mints. Yum!

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27 Skylar Wolfe April 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Those look so good

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28 Mother Rimmy April 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm

You can't beat the combination of chocolate and mint! Lovely cookies!

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29 Emily Ziegler April 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

I could eat 65 of these. Right now.

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30 Tickled Red April 20, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Oh nice, these look so yummy. Mint and choc. are such nice friends when baking :) I am going to make these along with my choc/mint cheesecake for our next party. That way everyone is happy.

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31 Cinda April 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm

You are so right …. the swimsuit can wait!!!. I love chocolate and mint and it's the best combination. I must try this out.

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32 fit for a kid April 20, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Wish I had some of these with my coffee right now.

Love anything chocolate mint. Wouldn't they be great served with mint chocolate chip ice cream?

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33 How To: Simplify April 20, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Wow, these sound delicious! I'll have to make them for my husband. He's a chocoholic!

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34 Simply Life April 20, 2010 at 8:36 pm

wow, these look great!

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35 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog April 21, 2010 at 12:40 am

Summer coming brings wardrobe problems and these cookies really don’t help haha…but I am in fall…I can eat even more!!

Dara they are gorgeous :)

Have a great week!

Gera

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36 citronetvanille April 21, 2010 at 3:24 am

Ahaha well, the water is too cold here so no swim suits! I would rather eat those gorgeous cookies than go to the beach :o)

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37 Drick April 21, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Momma always wore a one-piece with a skirt, never paid any attention until I got older – now I know it's because we like to eat good things like these cookies…. I wish she was still here today, to whip up a batch of these and for us to walk on the beach, her in her one-piece…..

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38 Elaine from Cookware Help April 23, 2010 at 7:02 am

These cookies were great! I had a hankering for chocolate mint cookies and tried a few recipes. These were the best. They are going to be my contribution to the cookie swap. I used chocolate peppermint bark, by the way. And I'm skipping the swimsuit worries this year. :)

Thanks for a great recipe!

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39 Jonathan July 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

THESE ARE AMAZING!!! I’ve made 3 batches so far and every time, they just get better and better. I searched for hours looking for the perfect chocolate mint cookies and these were above and beyond what I was looking for. The gooeyness and crispiness combined make for perfect little delectable cookies.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

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40 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) July 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Jonathan, thanks so much for letting me know. I’m thrilled that you are enjoying these cookies so much. Now you’ve inspired me to make another batch for my family!

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41 Syn January 7, 2012 at 7:15 am

You wouldn’t feel like making a video of this, would you. I did something wrong because the only way I could scoop was to put the mixture in the fridge to make it harden up. Then when I baked them, they turned flat. All my cookies always turn flat. On the upside, they were the best tasting cookies I’ve ever made. I had won some Dove choc mint pieces at a home party recently, and didn’t know what to do with them until I ran across your recipe. Delicious!

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42 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 7, 2012 at 7:21 am

Hi Syn, I can’t promise that a video will be forthcoming (maybe someday). However, it does sound like you took a wrong turn somewhere in the ingredient list. The dough should be very thick and fudge-like, as seen in the photo. At this consistency, putting it in the fridge would probably make it MORE difficult to scoop. Whatever went wrong in the ingredients probably explains the flat cookies. If this is a persistent problem for you with your cookies, you might want to try different baking sheets and make sure that your oven is calibrated correctly (with an oven thermometer). Sorry I’m not much help!

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43 Becca November 23, 2012 at 7:03 am

These are on my top 3 fav cookie list. I made a ton of batches last Christmas – everyone loves them! I was planning to make them again this Christmas but wanted your thoughts on freezing the dough. Did you think it will freeze well? Have you ever tried freezing it? Or do you think I should freeze the cookies after they’re baked? Would love to hear your thoughts on this. Thanks! Love the blog!

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44 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) November 24, 2012 at 11:08 am

Hi Becca, I’m so glad you enjoy the cookies. They are some of our favorites, too! I haven’t tried freezing the dough, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t do so. I think they’d also freeze well after baking.

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45 Anna July 17, 2014 at 11:32 am

My absolute favorite cookies! I have baked these for various occasions and people love them. Thank you!

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