Fudgy Mint Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 3 dozen
Very easy to make. I used junior mints instead of the peppermint patty. I made these for Christmas and again now in June.
Supper easy to make. I put a mini peanut butter cup and I put a rollo type candy in. Fantastic,
I have been making these for several years and have learned some valuable tricks to perfect this recipe. First use a kitchen aid mixer! This was game changing. Next refrigerate dough. Then roll into balls and powdered sugar and place on cookie sheet and refrigerate a little longer. This will keep dough from spreading out. I use Haviland Mints usually but this year couldn't find them anywhere so I am using Zachary's Thin Mints.
I found the dough very difficult to work with - it wouldn't blend together well at all. I kept checking to see if I was missing an ingredient. The texture of the baked cookie also doesn't do anything for us. I won't make this recipe again.
I usually bake from scratch but these cookies sounded so good! They weren't as great as I had expected. Just a typical chocolate cookie...not that fudgy as the title states. AND the package of Peppermint Patties only had 24 mints...this recipe does not make 40 cookies...not if you make them big enough to hold the mint! I barely got 30. Honestly, I love mint, but I would not make these again.
I like these much better than the "crisco cake mix" recipe. The cookie stays tender. I used a bag of chocolate mints from the 99cent store- so mine were a bit larger, but really chewy and decadant. I got about 36.
These have long been a family favorite especially at Christmas. I use Junior Mints. The original recipe I have is the same except it calls for 1/2 cup of Crisco shortening instead of the butter.
I don't usually make cake mix cookies as we prefer from scratch. But I tried these, and the family really enjoyed them.... they are super easy to make and give the great peppermint chocolate combination we love
I made these cookies today for Christmas - the recipe was very easy and they came out perfectly and look just like the photo - they taste great, too !
I had prepared these cookies when the recipe first appeared in the Dec/January 2006 Taste of Home Issue and I made adjustments on the recipe: I added 1 tsp. mint extract, 1 package (3.9-oz.) chocolate pudding mix, 1 to 1--1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, & I used either York or Pearson's mint patties. I greased the baking sheets! For me, this works-I find that it's easier for me to remove the cookies from the baking sheets! I plan to use this recipe again and in a pinch that I don't have regular devils's food cake mix, I've used either dark chocolate or either Super-Moist or Pillsbury Moist Supreme devil's food or dark cake mix! I omit the chocolate pudding mix when I use the Super-Moist or Pillsbury Moist Supreme as they have pudding in the cake mix! Thank you, Renee Schwebach, for sharing this recipe! delowenstein