Fudge Chocolate Mint Cookies a nice blend of delectable sweet flavors in every bite, they are perfect for chocolate lovers everywhere. These mint chocolate chip cookies are made from scratch and very versatile, this is a cookie recipe to keep on hand for any occasion.
This mint chocolate chip cookie recipe is very easy to make and does not require any chilling, so from start to finish is only a matter of minutes. This means if you started right now, you would not have to wait long to enjoy these fudge cookies!
Versatile Mint Fudge Cookies
I found a similar recipe in a cookbook years ago and it has continued to serve me well ever since. I like to switch up the chocolate chips for a fun twist on this recipe. During the year you can use the specialty seasonal options, sometimes I use mini mint M&M’s, or the red and white M&M’s for Valentines Day or even butterscotch chips. No matter how you make them, these cookies are thick, rich in taste, and addictingly good. The combination of mint and chocolate is one of my favorites, I do not know if there is a better pairing. Give these a try today and see for yourself how amazing they are!
How to make the BEST cookies every time!
Three kitchen items really help you make the best cookies ever! I actually use these items in nearly every cookie recipe I make, as well as several other types of recipes, so they’re quite versatile.
- First, I line my cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. They’re sold in sizes that fit a 12×16 cookie sheet perfectly and enable to cookies to bake well without sticking- and no mess from spraying oil on the cookie sheets!
- The second item is a KitchenAid mixer. I love mine! I have a Bosch as well but I find I use my KitchenAid for cookies. There is a cookie paddle that comes with every mixer that you attach to the top of the mixer. They’re easy to use and help you mix the ingredients uniformly. Add this to your wish list because it’s one of my all-time used small appliances ever!
- The third item is a cookie scoop! Years and years ago I used to use 2 spoons to measure and scrape cookie dough onto the pans. It wasn’t a perfect process and I often ended up with oblong cookies in various sizes. A friend of mine brought cookies to a party and I noticed each and every one of her cookies looked PERFECT. Her secret? A cookie scoop! They come in three sizes- 1/2 tablespoon, 1.5 tablespoon and 3 tablespoon scoops. I used the smallest size- 1/2 tablespoon for these thumbprint cookies.
Chocolate Mint Cookies Ingredients
Butter: You will need ½ cup (one stick) of softened butter to make these cookies rich and moist.
Brown sugar: Adding in ¾ cups of brown sugar will give the cookies a nice depth of flavor.
Egg: Use 1 egg to help the cookie dough bind together well.
Extract: You will need ¾ teaspoon of peppermint extract to give these cookies a nice minty taste.
Flour: The base of the cookie dough is ¾ cups of all purpose flour.
Cocoa powder: Use ¾ cups of cocoa powder to get the cookies rich in chocolate flavor.
Baking soda: To help the cookies puff up nicely as they bake use ½ teaspoon of baking soda.
Salt: You will want to use ¼ teaspoon of salt to help balance all the flavors in this cookie dough.
Chocolate chips: Add in ¾ cups of chocolate chips so that there is plenty in every bite. You can also swap these out for fun seasonal theme M&M’s or an alternate chip like Butterscotch or even white chocolate chips.
How to make Fudge Chocolate Mint Cookies
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set it aside.
In a medium size mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
Then, add in the egg and peppermint extract, beat again until combined.
Add dry ingredients
In a separate small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mash out any lumps that have formed by using your fingers or a spoon.
Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and combine well but be sure to not overmix.
Then, stir in the chocolate chips, scraping the bottom of the bowl as you go to make sure that everything is evenly blended.
Proceed to place spoonful’s of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, at least a few inches apart so that there is room for the cookies to expand.
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven and transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
Serve slightly warm and enjoy!
FUDGE CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIES
- ½ cup butter softened (1 stick)
- ¾ cup brown sugar packed
- 1 egg
- ¾ tsp peppermint extract
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- Prep: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with a non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Cream butter: In a medium size mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer cream together the butter and brown sugar until fluffy.
- Then, add in the egg and peppermint extract, beat again until combined.
- Add dry ingredients: In a separate small bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mash out any lumps that have formed by using your fingers or a spoon.
- Next, add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and combine well but be sure to not overmix.
- Then, stir in the chocolate chips, scraping the bottom of the bowl as you go to make sure that everything is evenly blended.
- Bake: Proceed to place spoonful's of cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets, at least a few inches apart so that there is room for the cookies to expand.
- Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Serve slightly warm and enjoy!
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Chocolate Mint Cookies from the recipe book Sweet Eats by Rose Dunnington
Variations for Homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies
Some fun and simple variations for this cookie dough recipe can be swapping out the mint extract for something simple like vanilla extract or using something more fruity like raspberry extract. Both are sure to taste incredible. You can also swap out the chocolate chips (all or just some of them) for additional add-ins such as dried fruits, caramel bits, nuts, or white chocolate.
How Long Are Fudge Chocolate Cookies Good For?
These cookies can be kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to about 5 days. For longer storage keep them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to three months. Thaw before eating.
HOW DO YOU KEEP COOKIES SOFT?
The main way and simplest to keep cookies fresh is to seal them in an airtight container, like a resealable freezer bag. There is also a nifty little trick that my mother-in-law taught me, add a piece of bread to the bag. This trick really works! The cookies absorb moisture from the bread and stay soft a couple of days longer than normal. Give it a try, it will blow your mind!
Here are some more great mint chocolate recipes to try soon!
- MINT CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE
- CHOCOLATE MINT EASTER EGGS
- DARK CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT CREAM PIE
- DOUBLE CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE DIPPED PEPPERMINT MERINGUES
- CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIES
- MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE
- CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BREAD
- MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP CREAM PIE
- MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
You are going to LOVE these fudge chocolate mint cookies. Made from scratch and very versatile these cookies are a heavenly dream for us chocolate lovers.