Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies

I'm so sorry but these were just so freaking delicious that I had to post this even though it really is unkind of me to do so for the following reason:

Unless you were thinking ahead during the holidays and stocked up on these little dark chocolate and mint morsels, you will be unable to make the most delicious chocolate mint cookie EVER until next fall. I had actually intended to make and post about these cookies during the holiday season but never got around to it and just assumed I'd make it a St. Patrick's day post instead. Well, I'm still posting the recipe so I won't forget exactly how I made these spectacular mint bites, but unless you want to pony up and buy them on e-bay (can you believe it?) you'll have to wait until these come back to your grocer's shelves in the fall.


Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup Dutch process cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp espresso powder
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 (10 oz) package dark chocolate and mint morsels (about 1 2/3 cup)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt and espresso powder in a medium size bowl.

In mixing bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl and beaters as needed.

Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Stir in the chocolate mint chips.

Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for two minutes on baking sheet before removing to cooling rack.

21 comments:

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I love the mint chocolate combo. These look amazing!

The Mom Chef said...

Ok, first off we can't ever tell my husband that I didn't see these and buy them when they were on the shelf (shows how often I hit the baking aisle). Second, seriously; ebay? Holy cow.

The cookies are probably awesome. I guess I won't know until the fall. :/

Julie said...

I am such a dark chocolate fan, these look amazing! I didn't know they made these chips. Have to keep an eye out next year.

briarrose said...

Evil, evil cookies! I miss those baking chips so much. Our store had them once....like the giant tease they are. ;)

June said...

Wow - do these cookies EVER look good ...and can you believe the price of the chips on EBay? Yikes. I suppose it's all about free enterprise and just think, we could all be making our millions. Talk about missed opportunity!

Abby said...

Yum! These look awesome! I knew I should've grabbed a couple of extra bags when I saw these on the clearance shelves at Target a few weeks ago.......

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Mmmm, these look great Mags!
When recipes call for ingredients that are seasonal I tend to hoard the rare items like a fiend! For example, I literally have 8 bags of fresh cranberries currently residing in my deep freeze in case I have a Orange Cranberry Muffin emergency (it could happen).

Karen said...

Maybe they didn't think they'd sell all year long - ?? I think you might be able to add a tsp of mint extract and get close to the same thing!

sweetpeaskitchen.com said...

These cookies look incredible!! :)

Sue said...

Looks like you've got a hot commodity there:) Dark chocolate and mint go so well together.

Nanan said...

Those look heavenly!

Kat said...

Mags, those are wonderful. What I do if I can't get the chocolate mint chips is to use the chocolate chips and add a little mint extract to the batter, not peppermint extract. Mint extract is a little bit more difficult to find but gives a wonderful flavor. If you get a chance, visit my blog. I am having a giveaway.
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Moogie said...

Aha..... you admit to hoarding mint chocolate chips. tsk... tsk

Mags @ the Other Side of 50 said...

LOL Moogie...BUSTED

Cair said...

I made these tonight and they are incredible. Thanks for the recipe! I found these chips this weekend at my local non-chain, kinda off-price grocery store (for Clevelanders that would be Marc's). For non-Clevelanders, for a price I might be willing to ship ...

Lisa said...

I *did* stock up after the holidays. Got 'em for about .67 each! Been wondering what to do with them (other than eating them like candy...oops). AWESOME recipe! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

stephchows said...

I've totally got a bag sitting round... bingo!

Sweet and Savory said...

Chocolate and mint make a fabulous combination. These must have been terrific.

Debbie said...

I am ready to eat cookies with mint any time of year. They look delicious....I would like one of these to dip into some mint ice cream (of course the ice cream HAS to be the green mint one!).....

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

These look fabulous! I bet they'd be super good with chopped up Andes mints, too. :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Our grocery store is so bad, it probably has some of these in stock. That would be awesome! If they don't, I'll just have to wait. But I don't have to wait patiently. I think I need these. :)