Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies
Teresa’s Bake Shop – Christmas Cookie Extravaganza – 2013
Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies are fantastic! This is another delicious cookie that we baked for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza this past year. It’s also one you should include in your holiday baking when you get the chance. I used my recipe for M&M Party Cookies. But, instead of adding M&Ms, I used up a bag of holiday chocolate chips and chocolate and mint chips as well. They turned out so fabulous I could have eaten half a dozen of these tasty treats in one sitting!
This amazing cookie is LOADED with chocolate, LOADED with mint, and LOADED with everything you want in a cookie! It has texture, it has crunch, it has chewy, it has gooey, oh, my it’s just plain heavenly. If you’re family loves cookies these are great to try over the holidays. But a warning in advance: you can only purchase these holiday chips from November to about January. So if you want to make them other times of the year, you’ll have to purchase extra bags NOW!
I’m really glad I was making these for someone else or they may not have made it out of our house! If you’re looking for a sure-fire winner of a cookie recipe then give Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies a try the next time you’re in the mood to bake. You’re whole family will be salivating over these wonders.
Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies are to die for!
Delicious sugar cookies are loaded with chocolate chips and mint chocolate chips.
Chocolate lovers will love these amazing cookies.
Here’s a close up so you can see the texture of the cookie. I added the chips on top just after the cookies came out of the oven and they will soften right into the cookie as it cools. Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies are great for holiday parties.
Here’s what I did.
In a large mixing bowl put granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and Crisco shortening. Add vanilla, baking soda and salt.
Mix with an electric mixer until smooth. I guess I was lazy and didn’t feel like getting out my electric mixer on the day I made these. I just whisked the ingredients together with a whisk. They still turn out fine this way.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add a full bag of Nestle chocolate and mint chocolate chips, and a half bag of Nestle holiday baking chips.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Spray cookie sheets lightly with cooking spray. Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes or until done.
As soon as the pans come out of the oven use remaining holiday chips and press them down into the tops of the cookies. I put about 6-8 chips in each cookie. You can see the heat from the cookie causes the morsels to soften and melt. That’s good because they adhere to the cookie more that way.
Here’s a cookie after it’s cooled completely. The chips are now stuck into the top of the cookie.
Don’t Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies look wonderful? These cookies are addictive!
If you love chocolate and mint you will LOVE these cookies!
Here’s the recipe.
HOLIDAY CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIES
(My own concoction)
- 4 cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 cup Crisco shortening
- 10-oz. pkg. Nestle Chocolate and Mint Chips
- 10-oz. pkg. Nestle Holiday semi-sweet chocolate morsels with red and green morsels, divided use
- Mix sugars, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, salt, and shortening with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Stir in flour, all of the chocolate and mint chips, and half of the holiday semi-sweet morsels with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Roll mixture into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until done.
- As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place remaining holiday morsels on tops and press into cookies.
- Cool completely.
Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies are incredibly delicious. Your family will have the whole batch eaten up in no time! Make sure you purchase a bag of Nestle holiday baking chips and Nestle chocolate and mint chocolate chips around the holidays if you want to make these cookies. Most stores don’t carry these types of chocolate chips much past January.
Are you ready to try one?
Prepare yourself for a sugar high when you taste one of these delicious jewels. Holiday Chocolate Mint Cookies should be on your holiday baking list!