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Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Frosting

Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Frosting


It’s day 3 of AK Cookie Week and at this time I’m bringing again deliciously wealthy, darkish chocolate, minty recent cookies with a luscious mint frosting! It’s the vacations and these mint chocolate cookies are right here. to. celebration.

They severely style similar to a peppermint patty or a mint Oreo. I first made them as mint chocolate sandwich cookies however determined to dial it again a bit with only a frosted cookie.

Clearly, be at liberty to sandwich two of those infants collectively for an much more epic combo (I received’t inform).

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mint chocolate cookies with mint frosting

What you’ll have to make these mint chocolate cookies

We’re utilizing common flour, sugar & butter in these mint chocolate cookies, and the peppermint combo with wealthy darkish chocolate is actually out of this world. Right here’s what you’ll have to make them:

  • Flour: you’ll want common, all-purpose flour in these cookies.
  • Cocoa powder: for that wealthy chocolate taste, use a top quality, unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Baking staples: you’ll want baking soda & salt in order that the cookies bake correctly.
  • Butter: we’ll be including butter in each the cookies themselves and within the mint frosting.
  • Sugars: we’re utilizing each brown sugar and common, granulated sugar to sweeten cookies. You’ll additionally want powdered sugar for the frosting.
  • Eggs: you’ll simply want one egg for the cookies.
  • Extracts: a bit of vanilla and peppermint extract give these mint chocolate cookies the right taste. You’ll add some peppermint extract to the frosting as effectively.
  • Milk: be at liberty to make use of any milk you’d wish to make the frosting good and creamy.
  • Frosting extras: I used pure inexperienced meals dye in half of the frosting and a little bit of pink meals dye for the opposite half to offer it a festive look. That is non-obligatory however appears to be like so cute.
  • Toppings: I really like topping these cookies with crushed sweet canes, chopped up Andes Mints and pink & inexperienced sprinkles. A enjoyable exercise for the kiddos! Mint chips or mini chocolate chips would even be good.

chocolate peppermint cookies with frosting on wax paper

Non-obligatory swaps

I’d recommend sticking with the recipe as finest as potential, however when you don’t have a number of components right here’s what I recommend:

  • Be happy to make use of vegan butter when you’d wish to hold these dairy free. Use dairy free milk within the frosting as effectively.
  • As an alternative of cocoa powder you may as well use cacao powder.
  • I haven’t examined these with a flax egg, however I feel it could work simply positive!

Can I make these gluten free?

Sure! We examined this recipe utilizing this gluten-free measure-for-measure flour they usually turned out good.

chocolate mint cookies with mint frosting on parchment paper

make mint chocolate cookies

  1. Prep your pan. Add parchment paper to a big baking sheet and preheat the oven to 350 levels F.
  2. Combine the dry components. In a massive bowl mix your whole dry components and whisk till they’re well-combined.
  3. Beat collectively moist components. In a stand mixer, begin with the butter and sugar till they’re easy and creamy, after which add your egg, vanilla & peppermint extract.
  4. Make your dough. Slowly beat the flour combination into the moist components till simply mixed and your dough kinds. Cowl and chill the dough for half-hour earlier than baking.
  5. Scoop & bake. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of dough with a cookie scoop, and place the dough balls 2 inches aside in your baking sheet. Then bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Cool & frost. Whereas your cookies are cooling, make your mint frosting in your electrical mixer (that is the pure meals dye that I take advantage of! I like doing a pink and a inexperienced coloration). Frost every cookie, high together with your fav toppings and revel in!

mint chocolate cookies with frosting and sprinkles on a plate

The fluffiest mint frosting

You’re going to LOVE the flavour of the cool, minty, fluffy frosting on these cookies. Listed here are a number of suggestions to make sure success with it:

  • First, beat collectively the butter and powdered sugar for about 1 minute on excessive till mixed.
  • Then, add in your peppermint extract and 1 tablespoon of milk (if the frosting wants extra moisture).
  • Select pink or inexperienced meals dye (that is the pure dye I take advantage of and love!) and beat in a number of drops to the frosting. Be happy to regulate as you want if you’d like them extra pink or inexperienced!
  • Should you like a creamier frosting, merely add a bit extra milk.

mint chocolate cookies with mint frosting on a plate

Freezer-friendly suggestions

  1. Freeze the dough. To freeze the dough, merely roll it into particular person balls and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill the dough within the freezer for half-hour. As soon as the cookie dough balls agency up, switch them to a reusable freezer-safe bag or container for as much as 3 months. When able to bake, merely bake the mint chocolate cookies as directed. You’ll possible simply want so as to add a number of additional minutes of baking time!
  2. Freeze the baked mint chocolate cookies. It’s also possible to freeze your baked mint chocolate cookies for later. Watch for them to chill utterly, then switch them to a reusable freezer-safe bag or container lined with wax or parchment paper. I like to put them in a single layer to keep away from any cookies breaking. Cookies will hold effectively for as much as 2 months. As soon as able to eat, merely thaw out at room temperature and revel in. You possibly can freeze them with or with out the frosting.

mint chocolate cookie with a bite taken out

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Mint Chocolate Cookies with Mint Frosting

mint chocolate cookies with mint frosting on a plate

Prep Time 35 minutes

Cook dinner Time 10 minutes

Complete Time 45 minutes

Serves24 cookies

Fantastic mint chocolate cookies with peppermint extract, wealthy darkish chocolate taste and a scrumptious, colourful mint frosting. These straightforward mint chocolate cookies style similar to a peppermint patty! High with crushed candies and sprinkles for a enjoyable vacation cookie everybody will love.


  • Dry components:
  • 2 cups all objective flour
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Moist components:
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • For the mint frosting:
  • ¾ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ½-2 cups powdered sugar, relying on how candy you want your frosting
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk, to make the frosting creamy
  • Pure inexperienced meals dye, to paint the frosting
  • Pure pink meals dye, to paint the frosting
  • For toppings:
  • Crushed sweet canes
  • Chopped Andes mints
  • Pink & inexperienced sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350 levels F. Line a big baking pan with parchment paper.

  • In a big bowl, whisk collectively the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

  • Within the bowl of an electrical mixer, cream collectively butter and sugars till mild and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Subsequent, add within the egg, vanilla extract, peppermint extract and beat once more till effectively mixed easy and creamy; about 30 seconds longer.

  • Add in dry components and blend on medium low till simply mixed. Cowl and chill the dough within the fridge for half-hour.

  • After chilling the dough, use a cookie scoop to seize about 2 tablespoonsful of dough, then roll dough balls and place on a cookie sheet, leaving a minimum of 2 inches other than each other.

  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or till edges start to set and crackle. Take away and permit cookies to chill for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet earlier than transferring to a wire rack to complete cooling. That is essential to assist the cookies arrange and harden across the edges. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • As soon as cookies have utterly cooled, they’re prepared for frosting: within the bowl of an electrical mixer, add the softened butter and powdered sugar and beat on excessive for 1 min. To make plain mint frosting: add in peppermint extract and 1 tablespoon of milk. Beat slowly at first, then enhance velocity to medium excessive. Frosting needs to be good and creamy, if you’d like it additional creamy, add one other teaspoon of milk and beat once more.To make a pink and/or inexperienced frosting: after beating collectively the butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and milk, divide the frosting in half between two separate bowls. Add a number of drops of inexperienced pure meals coloring to 1 bowl, and pink meals coloring to the opposite bowl. Whisk the colour into every bowl of frosting till effectively included, including extra drops of meals coloring till the specified coloration is reached.
  • Frost cookies after which sprinkle with toppings of selection: crushed sweet canes, chopped chocolate or Andes mints or pink & inexperienced christmas sprinkles! As much as you. Makes roughly 24 cookies.

Recipe Notes

To make dairy free: be at liberty to make use of vegan butter if you would like to maintain these dairy free. Use dairy free milk within the frosting as effectively.
To make gluten free: use this gluten-free measure-for-measure flour as a substitute of standard all objective flour.
I have never examined these with a flax egg, however I feel it could work simply positive!
See the total publish for suggestions, methods & freezing directions!

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This publish was initially revealed on December third, 2020, and republished on November twenty eighth, 2023.



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