Cinnamon Chocolate Minties Recipe
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Cinnamon Chocolate Minties Recipe

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“These cookies are also great with white chocolate instead of semi-sweet. For a simple topping, you can also use powdered sugar with peppermint candies.” —Barbara Estabrook, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coarsely crushed soft peppermint candies
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • DRIZZLE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely crushed soft peppermint candies

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in candies and dark chocolate chips.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. In a small bowl, melt semisweet chips with oil; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with candies. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Bob’s Sweet Stripes peppermint candies.
Originally published as Cinnamon Chocolate Minties in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p77

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

IHave seen and saved this recipe. Not sure wat is meant about **soft peppermint candies** though. Would that be same as York's Peppermint Patties? Thank you so much for clarifying this. K.

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

I followed the recipe, but used chocolate mint candy canes. My dough was very stiff, so I added a little peppermint Torani syrup (loosens up the dough & thought it would add more mint flavor). My cookies turned out more brownie like. Tasted good but very subtle cinnamon flavor & not what I expected. Didn't use the chocolate drizzle, the cookies were plenty sweet & chocolately. Will make again but will find the soft mint candies.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

These cookies are awesome--I love the flavor combination of cinnamon, chocolate, and mint! I guess I made the cookies bigger than suggested because I only yielded about 2 dozen, but I think that made them chewier. Since I had fewer cookies, I had more chocolate sauce so I spread it like frosting on each. As for the soft peppermint candies, I found the Bob's brand at Target. The texture of the candy is like a hard dinner mint, which adds more of a subtle mint taste/texture than a candy cane would. I'm definitely adding these to my Christmas cookie list.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2011

I FOUND THE SOFT PEPPERMINTS AT A "FAMILY DOLLAR" STORE. They come in a plastic tub....fyi L.K.

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

Delicious flavor combination!! I did have to cook them longer than the recipe suggests. I used the crushed candy canes, not sure what the recipe meant by soft peppermint candies. I would think something soft would melt into the batter?? The candy cans worked well, but because I did cook them a little longer they did start to melt also, but I liked the chewy effect it gave to the cookie. LOVED the cinnamon flavor with the chocolate.

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