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Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

Contest-Winning Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:32 servings


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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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. Yield: 32 sandwich cookies.

Nutritional 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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educate31 User ID: 7460067 228403
Reviewed 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 User ID: 8423602 228323
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

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

treacher User ID: 8163541 224143
Reviewed 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"

Captain1200 User ID: 2356479 87849
Reviewed 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."

rsandvig User ID: 3293548 203883
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

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

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