Chocolate Fresh Mint Cookies

by Joanne on June 17, 2013

I’m on a mission to use all that mint in our garden.  We planted flowers and if I allow that mint to grow and grow, we won’t see the flowers.  It’s mint on steroids!

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I used to love those Girl Scout cookies called Thin Mints so I decided to see what I could do with what ingredients I could find without having to rummage through boxes (our kitchen is not back together yet).  The following recipe is the result.

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Amazing, especially since I had a slight “hiccup” with my new small oven. Who reads the instructions on new appliances anyway!?!

This recipe makes 32 chocolate minty cookies.  Satisfy your sweet tooth and freshen your breath at the same time. What a deal!

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  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour PLUS 1 1/2 TBS
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh mint

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment or use silpat sheets.

Cream butter and sugars.

Stir in the egg and vanilla until fluffy.

Add all the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and mix until combined.

Add the chocolate chips and mint and stir again until combined.

Drop by rounded teaspoons on prepared cookie sheets.  Bake for 12 – 14 minutes.

Allow to cool and enjoy with a Mojito! Winking smile

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What’s your favorite dessert to make with fresh mint?

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  • At 2013.06.17 20:28, Tina@GottaRunNow said:

    I’m not sure I could wait for those to cool! Chocolate and mint – one of my favorite combinations, just like my favorite GU gel flavor!

    • At 2013.06.18 09:08, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      Chocolate and mint are such great combos! I’m thinking some of the peppermint stevia would work really great in these too.

      Oddly enough, I almost never use mint for anything. However I did buy some mint leaves because I was trying out some lemon, cucumber, mint water that I saw online. It’s pretty good but needed a little sweetener. What can I say, I have a sweet tooth. 🙂

      • At 2013.06.18 15:15, Colleen, The Smart Cookie Cook said:

        These look way better than the Girl Scout version! Thin Mints are too..thin and crunchy. These look thick and rich. Yum!

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