minty goodness: chocolate mint cookies

mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

I’ve always been a huge fan of chocolate and mint. When I was little, I would only eat green mint chocolate chip ice cream and After Eight mints were always a holiday staple in our house and I’d always manage to find my dad’s secret hiding spot for them.

When I saw the mint chocolate chip cookie recipe on Crystal‘s blog (she makes them at the Austin Folk House) I kept them in mind for future holiday baking. This afternoon when I headed out to refill my coffee supply from the local Italian market, I noticed a lonely bag of mint chocolate chips for only a dollar. I immediately popped them into my basket. It was destiny! I practically ran home to whip up a batch. These cookies were beyond fantastic and I’ll definitely be making them again during the holidays.

Crystal notes that the cookie dough is a bit stiff. Luckily, I’ve got my hearty Kitchen Aid mixer working for me…but if you don’t, be prepared for a bit of a workout.

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9 comments to “minty goodness: chocolate mint cookies”

  1. 1
    Joe   November 30, 2005 at 7:30 pm

    Oh man I love chocolate and mint… Great cookie combo!

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    kickpleat   November 30, 2005 at 11:35 pm

    They were great cookies! So far, the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve had in a long time.

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    crystal   December 1, 2005 at 3:32 pm

    Hooray! How can you go wrong with chocolate?! :)

  4. 4
    debs   December 12, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    i must try these. i hoard after eights!

  5. 5
    kickpleat   December 13, 2005 at 11:31 pm

    Yup, debs, these sure are tasty!

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    Nicole Z   December 3, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    I made these yesterday, they were really yummy! Great recipe. ^-^

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    kickpleat   December 3, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    glad you liked them nicole! i think it’s about time i made them again too :)

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    Sandra   February 15, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    I couldn’t find Andes chips or any variety of mint chocolate chip—and I searched in two stores. I ended up just buying a box of Andes mints and chopping them up. Still minty, still good. Great recipe—thanks for posting it!

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    Emily   December 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Making these for a holiday cookie swap tonight, I haven't tried the cookies yet… but the batter= ugh, divine! If anyone had walked in on me double fisting the hand beaters… well, you can picture it. I will agree, the batter was quite tough, made the hand mixer start to smell a little! Great recipe!

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