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Outrageous Chocolate Mint Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

3 dozen

Similar to a brownie in texture, this pleasantly chewy cookie mimics the flavors of the Girl Scouts’ beloved Thin Mints. (Maybe you’ll want to rename these delicious morsels Thick Mints.) —Tina Cowan, Chandler, Arizona
Outrageous Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate baking chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 36 mint Andes candies, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave, melt bittersweet chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar. Stir in vanilla and chocolate mixture. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to chocolate mixture. Stir in semisweet chocolate chips and candies.
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are set. Cool 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 111 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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