22 Dec 2010

Chocolate Mint Candies Cookies



These cookies are soooo good! I've made them twice now in December and each time they came out perfectly. They are fairly easy to make and are a perfect combination of chocolate and mint.



Ingredients

(Makes about 24 - 30 cookies)

  • 3/4 cup butter (170g)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar (220g) (read my note below)
  • 2 tablespoons water (30ml)
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips/baking chocolate (335g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (310g)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda (6g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (3g)
  • 3 (4.5 ounce) packages chocolate covered thin mints such as After Eights (378g)

Directions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, butter and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, be careful not to overbake. When cookies come out of the oven, Press one mint wafer into the top of each cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened, swirl with the back of a spoon or toothpick to make a pattern with the green filling of the mint wafer
Note: The only changes that I made from the above recipe is that I reduced the sugar in half because I found it way too sweet, and added a few teaspoons of brandy to the batter.

26 comments:

  1. Amazing! I'll be copying this tonight! Thanks for all you do to spread unique beauty in the world! I follow your makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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  2. thanks my dear for the delicious cookies

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  3. These look so delicious! Thanks for the recipe I will try it out..

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  4. Is there a supply of brown sugar somewhere in Switzerland that I've been overlooking? Or do you use a similar method to mine of mixing molasses and sugar?

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  5. My bad. I noticed in the video that you use raw sugar and not brown sugar. My hunt for brown sugar will have to continue I guess. You should try adding molasses to the raw sugar and creating your own brown sugar it will really change up the taste.

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  6. those look so good!! i am going to try and make them for christmas!

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  7. Thanks for sharing, they look delicious! I think I'll bake them for new years eve :D

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  8. You're AN ANGEL!!! You just solved my problem of: What sweet thing will I be taking for christmas night with my family?
    I'm doing them right now :D (I made a small change, and used only 200gr of semi-sweet chocolate, hope it will not ruin the recipe).

    My christmas to you and everyone!!!

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  9. i'm trying these tonight !

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  10. Thank you so much for the recipe.
    I tried it out and the cookies are gorgeous:)

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  11. I tried it out and the cookies are gorgeous~
    Thanks & Merry Christmas

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  12. thanks julia for the recipe. :)
    i tried them yesterday out, but without the mint chocolate, cause my sister don't like mint.
    they're were so delicious!!!
    thanks again!! have a great holiday season and a happy new year :)

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    This is because basically wanted to know if it was yours to follow on Tumblr since I have account there.
    Allas hopefully come to understand something of what I have written.
    Here is the link of the account to see what I mean.
    Kiss ♥

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  14. This is the link I forgot to attach.
    http://dreamingcat.tumblr.com/

    Kiss ♥

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  15. these cookies look so extremly yummy! I'm going to bake them for sure!

    kiss

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  16. I made them. They are yummy. My twin boys loved them too! Thanks :)

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  17. Marina10:40 am

    I LOVE your cooking posts! Please do more of them!

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  18. Anonymous4:28 am

    made these today, kept the sugar. i added godiva liquer as i had no brandy. amazing!

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  19. These were awesome!! Thank you so much for posting this. I made them Christmas Eve and they were a hit. I think I want to make them again just for snacks:P

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  20. just baked mine. my oven is stupidly small, so it took me 3 batches to get the recipe done. they came out much darker and rather taller than yours, but taste AWESOME! next in line is the apple/nectarine pie. yummy yay

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  21. Beware, girls and boys - these are very addictive!!! You won't be able to stop eating them! Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe! Ella

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  22. hi, i was wondering if you could do a video on maybellines new makue up called FIT ME, i really want to know how it works before i buy it because i dont have money to buy something and end up not liking it lol. It looks promising but I would LOVE to know your opinion on it because you know makeup very well.
    THANK YOU:)

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  23. now I have tried out this recipe, to'm really pleased with the result. Made them on Wednesday, but only half the recipe. Now they are on Friday to I have only 2 biscuits left in my cookiebox.

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  24. Anonymous10:27 pm

    made these today, and they are already gone my family loved them so much!! thanks for the amazing recipe!!!

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  25. can you use normal sugar?
    not brown sugar

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