This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure page for more information.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Big and Chewy Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies #ChristmasCookies

Chewy chocolate cookies packed completely full with chocolate and mint candy bits.  They are festive, easy and sure to please!



   The combination of mint and chocolate always makes me think of the holidays. Whether it's candy cane ice cream topped with simple hot fudge or a box of fine chocolates with mint meltaways, the flavors are sure to put a smile on my face and a ho ho ho in my head.


      The problem is I have mixed luck with using mint extracts. Whether they are peppermint or spearmint, you have to have a very light touch. If you overdo it, my brothers will be spattering and claiming you are feeding them toothpaste. Ha! I'm sure we're not the only ones!


     So I prefer to add those flavors in an already diluted and manageable form. That's why I added crushed candy canes on Monday's peppermint mocha cookies and today we're adding the creme de menthe and chocolate bits. It's a lot harder to overdo it when you start with an already delicious on it's own candy form!

      I also like these cookies because they are simple drop cookies. I love decorated sugar cookies and gingerbread men as much as the next person at Christmas. But when you have a dozen types of cookies on your wish list and you want variety on your cookie trays, it's nice to have some that aren't super time consuming.


     I started these off with a pretty basic chocolate cookie base then I stirred in as many of those mint chocolate bits as I thought I possibly could. So these are chauk full of goodness. They do require a little time in the fridge if you want them to be thick and chewy, but otherwise they couldn't get much easier!


     Are all of these Christmas cookie recipes getting you in the spirit? What cookies are you going to make first?

If you haven't entered yet, make sure you enter to win our fabulous prize from Nielsen-Massey!


Nielsen-Massey Fine Vanillas & Flavors is giving one winner a set of their pure flavors: 2-oz each of Orange, Lemon, Peppermint, Almond, Chocolate, Coffee, Rose Water, and Orange Blossom Water.
Nielsen-Massey Vanillas has been crafting the world’s finest vanillas and flavors since 1907. Each of Nielsen-Massey’s all-nature pure flavors are crafted with premium ingredients, sourced from around the world and chosen to meet the utmost quality standards. From lemon to peppermint to coffee or chocolate, Nielsen-Massey’s pure flavors offer convenience, quality and consistency to ensure your favorite recipes taste delicious every single time. All products are gluten-free, allergen-free, GMO-free, all-natural and Kosher.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Yield: 18 Cookies

Big and Chewy Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Chewy chocolate cookies packed completely full with chocolate and mint candy bits. They are festive, easy and sure to please!
prep time: 2 hour and 10 MINScook time: 12 MINStotal time: 2 hours and 22 mins

ingredients:


  • 10 T butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup creme de menthe and chocolate candy bits (from the baking aisle)

instructions


  1. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  2. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until incorporated. 
  3. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until a uniform dough is formed. 
  4. Fold in the creme de menthe candy bits. and scoop with a large cookie scoop (about 3 T) onto a cookie sheet.  Chill for about 2 hours. 
  5. Preheat oven to 350 F and line baking sheets with parchment or silicon mats. 
  6. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets and smoosh slightly. You don't want them to be flat, but also don't want them to be round balls. Just a slight smoosh will do. 
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes on the cookie sheet and then move to a wire rack to cool completely. 
Created using The Recipes Generator








Shared at The Weekend Potluck

16 comments:

  1. My kids love mint and chocolate together. Sounds like the perfect cookie.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do too, especially this time of year! Thanks!

      Delete
  2. I love how simple these are yet the mint makes them so special and festive! Great addition to the cookie plates! Hope you're having a great week!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Andrea! They really are easy and oh so good! xoxo

      Delete
  3. Chocolate mint is such a great flavor combo.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These are a truly ideal Christmas cookies which I am definitely going to try for the upcoming holiday. What kind of flour do you use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I just use all purpose flour.

      Delete
  5. Chocolate and mint are a great combination. So festive!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely! I don't know why I only think to do stuff like this at Christmas time. Thank you!

      Delete
  6. I have never made Choc. Mint cookies! Can you believe it! (well my husband is a juvenile diabetic so I don't bake often in all fairness) I will take a batch next time your in the mood! :) Thanks for sharing at Celebrate365 Cookie Exchange!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I shouldn't bake as much as I do. My husband doesn't have a sweet tooth at all, so I eat more than my fair share and give away the rest. I really should have started a health food blog! ;-) Maybe next year! I hope you love them in the situation arises!

      Delete
  7. Hi Carlee, I agree mint flavourings are not the best. I use creme de menthe and pepprmint creams to add minty flavour when required. I also ike the subtle green colour the creme de menthe adds to ice cream. Peppermint and chocolate are just meant to be and these cookies sound fab!

    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love the idea of adding creme de menthe to ice cream. I really need to do that ASAP!

      Delete
  8. Your Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies will be delicious! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. I love reading your ideas!