Soft Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

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If you don't care for crisp cookies that crumble when you take a bite, give this soft variety a try. No one can resist the fudgy, minty flavor. —Kristin Vincent, Orem, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 148 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. In a bowl, beat sugars and egg; add buttermilk and peppermint extract. Beat in chocolate mixture.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture. Let stand for 15 minutes or until dough becomes firmer.
  3. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Soft Chocolate Mint Cookies in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p120

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sapore93 100644
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2012

"These cookies are so delicious! I changed the recipe slightly by adding 5 (instead of 3) OZ of DARK chocolate, 2 and a half EXTRA TBSP of flour and chocolate chips into the dough. They came out so moist and chewy. Definitely will make this again!"

debpw 34047
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"My husband loves these cookies and they are easy to make."

luckymuffins 82272
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"These cookies have a brownie-like texture. I didn't have buttermilk so I substituted about 1 tsp. lemon juice + 1/4 c. skim milk (do not stir) and let it sit for 5-7 minutes. I put about 9-12 cookies on a greased cookie sheet at a time and let them bake for 9 minutes. Any longer and they would have been overcooked, any shorter and they would have been too gooey. These cookies taste like a brownie when you first bite into them, and then you get the delicious peppermint flavor. My family was begging me to bake another batch!"

robertshaw 94398
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2010

"Very moist, brownie-like texture. I added 1/2 c. mint chocolate chips(there's no such thing as too much chocolate!)."

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