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Snow-Topped Chocolate Mint Cookies

Our local newspaper had a cookie contest a while back. This was one of the recipes featured, and it caught my eye because I love mint flavor. My family likes these cookies as much as I do.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 package (10 ounces) mint chocolate chips, divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a microwave, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; stir until smooth and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the melted chocolate chips and vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in confectioners' sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are set and centers are almost set. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 151 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • susanrukes
    Feb 5, 2018

    My favorite holiday cookie. I've never been able to find mint chips, so I just use regular chocolate chips and add 1/2 teaspoon mint extract. SO yummy!

  • doreensanzone
    Dec 11, 2015

    My daughter's favorite! No way did it make dozen though. Mint chips were very hard to find, but clearly a must for this recipe. Stock up when you find them!

  • baker1576
    Nov 19, 2010

    Easy, makes alot.

  • rachelmarie82
    Dec 21, 2009

    I like them without the extra chips also-nice and chewy!

  • Aveena
    Dec 2, 2009

    This recipe was easy and cookies provide great mint flavor. I think I messed up the recipe somewhere because the dough was too soft to roll in my hands after 2 hours. I also might not add the second batch of mint chips (just use the melted chips) next time. Other than my mistakes the cookies came out soft and had a great combination of mint and chocolate.

  • marlene_55
    Nov 15, 2009

    Where do you put the mint?