Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies are really easy and fun to make! Perfect for chocolate and mint combo lovers!
I just realized we have only 7 days left until Christmas. Seven days! Eeek! That makes me even more stressed out than I already am. Seems like there is just so much to do but not enough time!!
This time of year is so busy. Homeschooling, shopping, baking, blogging, planning Christmas dinner, etc. And in the meantime dinner somehow has to be made and the house somehow needs to be cleaned. Anyone know any fairies looking for a job? Send them my way!
One of my remedies for the stress is definitely and always chocolate. And because it's holiday time - I am adding mint. So chocolate and mint combo it is. Talk about a treat to calm your nerves! I will take it any day!
Notes on the recipe:
- the cookie dough: it is a little sticky and delicate, so the best method that I found was to chill it for about 30 minutes and then scoop out the dough with a cookie scoop and divide each ball into 3 parts. Roll each into a small ball and gently flatten with your fingers. That way the cookies will have quite uniform cracks on top. These cookies spread so make sure you are giving them lots of space. If you make larger cookies they will be flatter and have bigger cracks.
- the frosting: I recommend adding the food coloring in very tiny amounts to make it a mint shade. It may take only a touch of the coloring.
Chocolate Mint Sandwich Cookies
!for the cookie dough:
- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¾ c packed light brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1.25 c all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
!for the frosting:
- ¼ c unsalted butter , room temperature
- 2 oz . cream cheese , softened
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2.5 c powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoon half and half or milk
- 1 drop green food coloring
- In a medium saucepan, mix butter, brown sugar, water and chocolate chips.
- Cook until the chocolate and butter are melted.
- Remove from the heat and cool for 20 minutes.
- In the meantime, in a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
- Add egg and vanilla to chocolate mixture and mix with electric mixer until combined.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.
- Chill the dough for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Scoop out the dough into a teaspoon size balls (or with a cookie scoop and then divide into 3 parts and roll into small balls).
- Place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 9 to 10 minutes, or until the cookies have dry, cracked tops.
- Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, transfer onto a cooling rack.
- Cool cookies completely before adding frosting.
!to make the frosting:
- Cream butter and cream cheese together for 30 seconds.
- Add vanilla and mix well.
- Sift powdered sugar, ½ of a cup at a time, right over the bowl with butter and cream cheese.
- Mix in with electric mixer. Add milk in between batches of powdered sugar.
- Add food coloring and peppermint extract and mix.
Oh my goodness I would love these cookies! They look like they have such a great texture!
Aah! I posted something similar right before Christmas, too! 😀 I like how crackly yours are. So pretty! 🙂
Mukta Aggarwal says
I will bake some breads and cookies to make my 8 mth old son's weaning more fun. He has started to appreciate food textures crunchy to chewy.
Ashley C says
I'll bake chocolate chip cookies!
Chocolate chip cookies!!
I want to try these cookies!
Kathy S says
Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Natalie yeoman says
Some cake pops and sugar cookies
Allison Downes says
I will bake cheesecake swirl brownies. Thank you for the nice giveaway!
I'd make some scones.
Emilie C. says
A birthday cake for my boyfriend!
rod jackson says
I would be making the pumpkin roll and the pecan pie with these tools
I would make cookies. The scoop would be SO handy!
I would start with a fruit cake.
Meghan Finley says
Cookies and more cookies
I will bake peanut butter and chocolate swirl brownies with my new OXO tools.
lots of cookies and maybe your peppermint candy cane bundt cake-looks so good!! =)
I will make an after Christmas dessert for my family 🙂
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
These cookies are perfect and will definitely help curb the stress around this time of the year. I'm hoping one of those fairies come my way too lol. Hope you are doing much better by this time of the week!! Enjoy family time and slow down everywhere else. Have a happy holiday 🙂
PS: I would so make these cookies if I won!
Mary Clay Kline says
I'll bake the whole world! 🙂 But to start, probably cookies. Always a hit!
Cookies and whoopee pies! 🙂
Jason Stanhouse says
looks like cheesecake making supplies to me
Stacey Baker says
Chocolate chip Cookies
Mahdi Martin says
I love those mixing bowls! The first thing I'd make with this set is some chocolate cupcakes!
Mint and chocolate is my very favorite combination! And I also use OXO in my kitchen ALL DAY LONG! Thanks for posting this recipe. I can't wait to try it 🙂
Thank you, Karen!
Thanks for this great giveaway, Anna! These cookies are fabulous. I love the flavor!
I would bake my wedding cake!!
Yummy looking cookies! Chocolate and mint...such a refine combination. 🙂 ela
Cookies, cakes, brownies, you name it
Oh, dear, try not to stress so much! I know there is lots to do (believe me!) but the world will not end if it's not perfect. Snuggle your babies, eat a cookie, and enjoy this magical time! Everything will fall into place and your family will have wonderful memories of all the love you poured into making it so special 😉
Ps- I should mention that I totally need to take my own advice! We are too much alike, lol!
We should just get together with a huge pot of coffee and a box of chocolate! That would help with the stress! 🙂
Thanks, Allie! xoxo
Curry and Comfort says
I would become a cookie monster if I saw a plate of these in front of me. 🙂
When you find those fairies send them my way too! These cookies look fantastic.
Mj Gardner says
I'd bake chocolate chip cookies!
The perfect tools for making cookies.
Got 11 different cookies plus fudges on my list this year. Just gonna start at the top and work my way down. Happy holidays to all!!
I'll bake some snickerdoodle cupcakes
Cookies, cookies and more cookies of course :+)
Kristi P says
I would bake sugar cookies
I would make cookies!
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Lovely sandwich cookie recipe, Anna! I just adore chocolate and mint together. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!
Thank you so much, Stacy!
nataly carbonell says
cookies and macarons!yummy!
Jill Stokes Hartley says
mmmmm red velvet cookies!!!!!!!!
I would love to bake some red velvet cupcakes!
Linda K. says
I've been craving brownies...
I'd finish some Christmas baking and make my boyfriend his favourite double chocolate cookies!
Rayray Cartucci says
carrot cake cookies!
raisin oatmeal cookies...my son is just bonkers for them! I also add in bits of dried apricot and some flaxseed for extra nutrition.
Annie Miller says
Oh, yes indeed! Nothing better than a chocolate and mint combo! This is actually perfect timing, Anna. I was looking for a simple yet yummy addition to the dessert menu for Christmas dinner. These are perfect and I can send some home with the (adult) kids!
Fabulous! Let me know what you think about them, Annie! Thank you!
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe says
Chocolate and mint and one of my favorite flavor combinations. These look like absolute perfection! I'm not eligible for the giveaway, but just wanted to say hello!
Thank you, sweet Amanda!!
Bake some cookies!
Adri Barr Crocetti says
I love the flavor combo of chocolate and mint, so I bet I will love these!
Snicker doodle cookies
I haven't been able to do my before Christmas baking, so I'm doing after Christmas baking instead. I would enjoy it more with these tools.
I'm always baking goodies for my coworkers, so these tools will see me through many cookies!
these cookies look AWESOME! Too bad my diabetes doesn't allow for this ... sob!
Lauri Willingham says
I would bake some snowball cookies. They are my favorite holiday cookie.
GORGEOUS photography…the clarity..just stuns. Dilemma…my husband hates ALL chocolate/mint pairings …while I simply love them..Could I possibly use another flavoring for the filling without destroying the integrity of this divine recipe?!..The texture-crackle top with softness looks out of this world! Much thanks for giving your energy and time to this magnificent blog with, admittedly…SO MUCH to do before Noël…with SO little time left!
Dearest Donna, I always love when my readers put their own spin on the recipes. I try to make recipes easily adaptable so you can switch things easily to your preference. You can use any flavor you like and skip the food coloring. Make it vanilla, or fruit or rum! Yes, rum would be fabulous! Let me know how it goes! I would love that!
I will bake these cookies first - and then some molasses cookies. Thanks for the chance to win.
Katie Zack says
Cookies! I love Oxo tools, cookie scoop and spatula look great!
Love to bake brownies with lots of nuts.
Christmas Sugar Cookies!
Tutti Dolci says
I love anything chocolate mint so I'd start with these cookies!