Friday, December 9, 2011

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Oh, the flavors of the season,  Peppermint and Ginger! These are flavors that I haven't embraced in the past. I don't know why, but I'm making Ginger cookies, and now I made Chocolate Mint cookies, neither of which graced my cookie plate before now.  You might even see some gingerbread, gasp!  I just don't know what has come over me, except that I see so many wonderful blogs, with all of these yummy treats, so I am shaking things up this year.

These delicious cookies have cocoa, dark chocolate, and mint chips, and a white chocolate drizzle, perfect for any chocoholic! When the cookies came out of the oven, they looked a little bare, so I dressed them up with a white chocolate drizzle.  Now, as you can see, I am not a perfectionist, unfortunately.  I can never get my cookies to look perfect and identical. I go more for the free form look:)  I put the drizzle on with the times of a fork. Whatever you are, perfectionist , free form,  or somewhere in between, you will love these cookies. They are a rich chocolate cookie, studded with dark chocolate and mint chips, topped with a white chocolate drizzle.  Three kinds of chocolate in one cookie!  So good. I made some mini size cookies, and a few of the larger ones.  Mini's are good for the holidays, because you can eat more than one, or four, and not feel so guilty.  Enjoy!

I hope that you have a great weekend!  Will you be baking, shopping, wrapping, decorating, partying, mailing Christmas cards, or all of the above?  Just over 2 weeks before Christmas!!! Yikes!

I am linking my recipe to Kim@the Farmer's Wife virtual cookie swap.  Come and join the party! Here is the code to use
See you there!
Double Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Drizzle  
Adapted from verybestbaking,com

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.)  Dark chocolate and mint chips
  • 2 squares white baking chocolate
  • 1tsp canola oil
 Preheat oven to 325° F.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Mini cookies: Prepare dough as above. Drop by well-rounded measuring teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Makes about 7 dozen mini cookies. 

White Chocolate Drizzle
Melt white chocolate in small bowl in microwave for about 1 min at 50% power.  If it's too thick, stir in 1 tsp. canola or coconut oil to thin. Drizzle white chocolate with tines of fork on cookies, 


  1. Those look absolutely fantastic Becky!! Yum!! I would love to invite you to link them up to my Virtual Cookie Swap going on!

  2. Kim- These cookies are good. I am linking to your virtual cookie swap! thanks for the invite!

  3. You had me at Double Chcolate! I haven't made anything with peppermint yet this year... may just have to remedy that!

  4. Jen-I hadn't made anything peppermint in a long time, until this year. This recipe is a keeper.

  5. I can understand getting inspired by all the great blogs around. And this time of year, there are so many enticing cookies. Your chocolate mint cookies would make my children happy!

  6. Lizzy-There are so many cookie recipes, that I want to try, and so little time.

  7. Chocolate peppermint is my favorite Christmas flavor! Saving...I think I'd use the dough as a base and the put some peppermint kisses in the middle like the PB blossom cookies! Pinning...

  8. Wendy- That's a great idea! I'll have to try that one next year:)

  9. You sure are on the roll, baking your yummy Christmas cookies, Becky! Love these chocolate cookies, and the drizzle makes it very festive!

  10. Elisabeth- yes, I been baking a lot. I bake a lot every Christmas, and give a lot of it away to friends and family!

  11. Oh these look so good. Don't you love a drizzle? What fabulous holiday sweets! Don't you know I should be reading this AFTER dinner. Now all I want is dessert. Thank you for sharing them with me. I hope you have a wonderful week!

  12. Monet-Drizzles and desserts are fun to make, and even more fun to eat! Sorry I missed your birthday party;( Maybe next year!

  13. I love the drizzle on these cookies. They make delicious cookies quite attractive.


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