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Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Cookies

My dad sandwiches mint patties between two tender chocolate cookies to create these chewy treats. The blend of chocolate and mint is a big hit at our house. Best of all, these cookies are easy and fun to make. —Christina Burbage, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    32 sandwich cookies


  • 1-1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 32 chocolate-covered thin mints


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture, beating until well combined.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-9 minutes or until puffy and tops are cracked. Invert half of the cookies onto wire racks. Immediately place a mint patty on each, then top with remaining cookies. Press lightly to seal. Cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 179 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 154mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Colly
    Dec 9, 2020

    I haven't made them yet. I'm curious as to how big these are approx. Does the small York Peppermint Patty work & could you use a stiff peppermint frosting instead.

  • ckbray
    Jun 24, 2020

    Very good recipe. Makes a lot. Next time I will make half a recipe. I used Andes candies but next time will try the small size York Peppermint patties because I think the Andes are too small.

  • educate31
    Jun 23, 2015

    I have been making these for over 35 years. The recipe appeared in a woman's magazine, and it was titled Minty Witches. I use the foil wrapped Pearson mint patties.

  • ReGinaMyers
    Jun 22, 2015

    I have not made these yet. Curious to know what kind of mints everyone is using.

  • treacher
    Apr 4, 2015

    GREAT-Just made some,I know as soon as my family get's home they will be gone! Thank's for the recipe. Lee-Ann Treacher

  • David
    Sep 6, 2012

    Hands down best. Just made some 5 minutes ago. They are beter than any store bought. Heads up - If you see Cherry Andes Candies around the Holidays ... Yep taste like a Chocolate Covered Cherry. Yuuuuuum !! We keep Andes of Mint & Cherry in the freezer so we're ready.

  • retnakartika
    May 5, 2012

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  • rsandvig
    Apr 20, 2011

    These are great for a thin mint fix after the boxes are long gone.

  • kewestby
    Jul 29, 2009

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  • kaydeemac
    Aug 9, 2006

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