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Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips

If you read the title of this post and thought to yourself “that sounds really tasty” let me assure you that you are correct. They really are tasty šŸ™‚ The original recipe didn’t call for peppermint extract in the dough but I decided since I love mint it would be perfect. The chips I used were a limited edition from Nestle. If you see these delicious dark chocolate and mint chips I highly recommend picking up a bag. I only wish I would have bought more than one. I went to the store today and they didn’t have any left….boo šŸ˜¦ Honestly the store seemed to be sold out of almost everything. I went to buy a bag of Christmas themed M&M’s and they were sold out of those too. I asked the guy who works at the store and he says “oh yeah those flew off the shelf this year.” It makes me wonder who are all these people buying M&M’s and what do they need them for? I only ask because it annoys me they bought all of them before I got a bag šŸ™‚

Well ladies and gentleman I apologize for this short post but I have a lot of Christmas baking to do and it’s not going to get done unless I get my lazy butt into the kitchen and make it. Enjoy!!!

Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips (Mint Chocolate Delights):

2 C. all-purpose flour
2/3 C. Baking Cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine – softened (I used butter)
2/3 C. granulated sugar
2/3 C. packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. peppermint extract (I didn’t really measure but it was somewhere around 1/2 t. but add more if it’s not minty enough for you)
2 large eggs
1 10-oz. package Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels

Preheat oven to 325Ā° F.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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21 responses »

  1. These cookies look so good! I absolutely love mint, especially around this time of year. Your bow was a whimsical festive touch! I cannot wait to try this recipe…I just hope I can find those special mint and dark chocolate chips!

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  2. I have a bag of those dark chocolate and mint chips in my pantry. I might just have to make these cookies with it. They look great!

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  3. Yummy! I love chocolate & mint. Might have to go pick up a bag of those chips; I saw them last week, so hopefully they’re not sold out too.

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  4. mint and chocolate. Two things that go really great together. Yum yum!!

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  5. These cookies look so rich and chewy, I’d love to try them! I suppose I, too, am going to have to trek to the store and see if I luck out and come home with some of those special chips!

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  6. These look so pretty. I love how you wrapped them up with a green ribbon. The brown and green go together so nice, not to mention that they look delish.
    Have a fantastic weekend daaaaaaahling.
    *kisses* HH

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  7. I really love the dark chocolate/mint combination so I know I would love these! And they’re so lovely all wrapped up! Lol, that’s a good question…who’s buying all the M&Ms?! šŸ™‚

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  8. a person would be crazy NOT to like these. i also wish i had hoarded bags and bags of holiday baking chips because the stores around here are fresh out too. lovely cookies, and charming presentation. šŸ™‚

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  9. Jessica: You know I love the word whimsical šŸ™‚ Search high and low and see if you can find these chips, I know Buddy will love the cookies!!!

    Jen: I hope you make these…they really are delicious!

    Dorothy: Lets hope they are not sold out! I can’t seem to find them here:(

    Jenn: Oh yeah a classic and delicious combination!

    Sue: Good luck on finding the chips…they are delicious šŸ™‚

    Heavenly Housewife: Thanks! I was afraid the ribbon would look weird but I think it added a nice festive flair.

    Faith: People just love M&M’s this time of the year I guess. I’m off to search for them again today.

    Grace: Darn stores! They never stock enough of the stuff we food bloggers need šŸ™‚

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  10. Yum! I adore the chocolate-mint combination! Gotta find those chocolate and mint chips!

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  11. You are killing me here, woman!! Between you and Faith, I’ve gained 15 virtual pounds! I want these, too!!! I must find those chips, I’m going to make it a personal mission! YUUUUUUUM šŸ™‚

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  12. Those look marvelous! That ribbon is gorgeous too!

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  13. Mint and chocolate, for me, are perfect for each other! Great cookies!

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  14. I have those chips at my grocery store! I wanted to pick some up but alas… some lady took the last bag before I got to it. I was ready to wrestle her for it, but I got lazy.

    These look delicious!

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  15. Yes, they do look delicious. This is the first year I have made cookies with peppermint extract. Loved them, too. Yours look even better and how cute is that green bow?

    I’m with you- my store ALWAYS runs out of the
    M&M’s that are colored for some particular holiday. I think people fill up huge jars of them or something. Guess we have to get in there early.

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  16. These are extra special with those mint morsels! Such scrumptious treats!

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  18. These look lovely Brandy – especially with the green ribbon tied around them. Sorry you couldn’t get more mint chips!

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  19. What cute lil cookies; very creative and they look delish.

    Happy Holidays. Keep up the great blogging in 2010!

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  20. Just wanted to add a tip :o) When the mint chocolate chips cant be found in the store, you can add 1/4 -1/2 tsp of peppermint extract (depending on how strong you like the flavor) to a bag of dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, stir well and let sit for at least 24 hours. I usually give it a week or so. That little tip came from Nestles :o) They know its a problem keeping the mint chocolate chips in the stores and only have them in the stores, or at least at the time that I contacted them a few years back, at the holiday time.

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