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Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

  • Author: Laura | Tutti Dolci
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours (includes chilling)
  • Yield: 22 cookies

Description

Double chocolate mint cookies dipped in chocolate are holiday cookie perfection!


Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 cup mint chocolate baking chips

Topping

  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • nonpareils

Instructions

  1. For the cookies, whisk together flour, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, vanilla, and peppermint extract, beating to combine. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Fold in mint chocolate baking chips. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (If cookie dough has chilled overnight, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking). Line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Form 1 1/2-inch balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets; flatten mounds slightly.
  3. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for about 12 minutes, until tops and edges are set. Cool for 5 minutes on baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. Line two jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Place semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until glossy and smooth. Dip one half of each cookie in melted chocolate; place on prepared pans and sprinkle with nonpareils. Chill cookies in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, until set. Store leftover cookies in a single layer at room temperature.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 180
  • Carbohydrates: 22