Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies | The Law Student's Wife

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies were a selfish move on multiple levels.

  • One: Ben is cuckoo and doesn’t like the dreamy medley of chocolate and mint. Fully aware of this gap in his sanity, I baked them anyway.
  • Two: I skipped the hassle of deluding myself that I’d enjoy a few at home, then tote the remainder to the office. Why expend effort on pretense when I can put that energy towards more effective ends—such as pouring myself a second glass of milk to accompany Cookie #4?
  • Three: Um, that second glass of milk may or may not have emptied the carton…

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies | The Law Student's Wife

I blame my Christmas tree. Decorating my beloved little Charlie Brown number would not feel complete without cookies in the oven and carols the background.

Here’s a snippet of my tree décor. My faithful pine hails from my single lady days and is probably the girliest tree you’ve ever seen. Yes, those are sequins on my tree skirt and glitter on my ornaments. Aren’t they pretty?

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies | The Law Student's Wife

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies are exactly what you’d crave after completing the herculean task of untangling strands of Christmas tree lights. Then, you’d need seconds (and thirds) to celebrate the placing star on top.

The fourth cookie is just because your tree is lovely and so are you.

Since I inhabit camp more chocolate is better than less, these Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies receive two hits: first from cocoa powder, then from chopped bittersweet chocolate. Next, mint baking chips arrive (think finely chopped Andes mints), adding a cool, sweet flavor that balances the dark chocolate and ensures that consumption will, under no circumstances, be limited to one cookie.

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies | The Law Student's Wife

Santa might leave you his entire bag of toys for a plate of Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies, but you won’t part with them. Hide them under your bed beside the presents, and don’t be surprised if a red-suited someone sneaks into your pantry!

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Double Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies | The Law Student's Wife

Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Best dark chocolate mint cookie recipe. Great for holiday baking and positively addictive. Uses dark chocolate and Andes mint chips.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 c. light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg at room temperature
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 oz. unsweetened bakers chocolate, chopped
  • 1 c. Andes mint baking chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg. Mix well. Add the cocoa and mix again.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and add to the chocolate, mixing at low speed just until combined. Fold in the chopped bakers chocolate and mint chips.
  4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Lightly dampen your hands and flatten the dough slightly.
  5. Bake for exactly 11 minutes (the cookies will seem underdone). Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Loosely adapted from this recipe

34 Responses to “Double Dark Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies”

  1. Elizabeth O'Neill — November 30, 2012 @ 3:14 pm (#)

    this is the most beautiful post I have ever seen!!!

    • Erin — November 30th, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

      Thanks so much Elizabeth! That is so sweet of you!

  2. Becky @ Olives n Wine — November 30, 2012 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    I am also in the more chocolate the better club :) These cookies look amazing. My sister is a huge Andes mint fan so I think a batch of these will be going in her Christmas package this year!

    • Erin — November 30th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

      We are twins in our chocolate love Becky. Also, I think you might just be the best sister ever!

  3. Nicole Shea — November 30, 2012 @ 9:26 pm (#)

    Mint and chocolate are my favorite flavor combinations as well!!!! Well it’s hard to choose, banana+chocolate or mint+chocolate! Yummmmyy!!!!

    • Erin — December 1st, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

      At Christmastime, I feel like chocolate-mint deserves the spotlight, but I will never ever give up on chocolate banana either Nicole! Looks like we will just have to keep eating both :-)

  4. Herbivore Triathlete — December 1, 2012 @ 1:13 am (#)

    Oh yum! Dark Chocolate + Mint = Perfect Combo!

    • Erin — December 1st, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

      Couldn’t agree more!!

  5. Luv What You Do — December 3, 2012 @ 1:57 am (#)

    These look so good! I have some mint/dark chocolate chips that would be great in these cookies! BTW, the new site design looks great!

    • Erin — December 3rd, 2012 @ 3:16 am

      Thanks so much!!! And YES, those chips sound like they are made for these cookies. Let me know if you try them!

  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks — December 3, 2012 @ 5:55 pm (#)

    They look so good and anything adapted from Ina and made with Andes chips is a total win!

    • Erin — December 3rd, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

      Totally agree Averie! Thanks!

  7. angelaanotherbiteplease — December 5, 2012 @ 8:22 pm (#)

    i love mint in my deserts…love!!!!!!

    • Erin — December 6th, 2012 @ 7:36 pm

      Me too Angela!! I know Ben isn’t a fan, but really, I just can’t stop myself.

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  9. jessica | Portuguese Girl Cooks — December 13, 2012 @ 4:25 am (#)

    I’m totally on the chocolate and mint train this year. And I agree, the more chocolate the better! These cookies look and sound amazing!

    • Erin — December 13th, 2012 @ 6:03 am

      Jess, I’m glad you are in my chocolate camp! And when you add mint too, I think it just tastes like Christmas :-) Thanks for your comment!

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  11. meera — March 28, 2013 @ 9:09 am (#)

    hey there i just wanted to know whether i could replace brown sugar with ordinary sugar ??? or is there any other ingrident i could use ?.thanku!!! xoxoxoxo

    • Erin — March 28th, 2013 @ 9:36 am

      Hi Meera,
      You can certainly sub white sugar for brown. The cookies will lose a bit of softness (brown sugar is more moist than white), but you will still end up with a batch of fabulous cookies! No need to change the quantities–just do a direct substitution. Hope that helps. Let me know what you think :)

  12. meera — March 28, 2013 @ 9:42 am (#)

    thanks a lot erin !!!!!! i am really eager to try this amazing recipie of yours.

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  16. Dionne Baldwin — December 2, 2013 @ 8:06 pm (#)

    Thankfully my other half enjoys chocolate and mint, but that doesn’t mean that he will get his half of the batch. :-)

    • Erin Clarke — December 3rd, 2013 @ 11:37 am

      Your secret is safe with me Dionne! Thanks so much.

  17. Cindy Kerschner — December 2, 2013 @ 9:38 pm (#)

    I’m always looking for mint and chocolate combos thanks,Erin!

  18. Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories — December 3, 2013 @ 1:36 am (#)

    These sound seriously yummy. I’ve been looking for a chocolate mint cookie!

    • Erin Clarke — December 3rd, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      If you are craving chocolate and mint Karen, these cookies have your name all over them! I love having them with a glass of milk or cup of hot chocolate.

  19. Emily @ Life on Food — December 3, 2013 @ 8:08 pm (#)

    Extra special Christmas cookies with the mint. These sounds delicious!!

    • Erin Clarke — December 3rd, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

      Thanks so much Emily! Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite holiday combos :)

  20. Bill Trankle — December 19, 2013 @ 10:54 pm (#)

    Oh heck yeah! Since I had some nice 99% cacao Scharffenberger bars and some ground Cacao Nibs left over from an epic Thanksgiving Turkey Mole’ I threw them in along with some Droste cocoa powder the Andes Mints & just a few drops of Peppermint extract. They came out pretty intense and almost needed a nice sturdy Zinfandel rather than a glass of ice cold milk. I might cut out the Cacao Nibs next time & increase the vanilla to smooth things out but these were SO tasty! Two dozen, gone in a weekend.

    • Erin Clarke — December 20th, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

      Bill, it sounds like you went all out with these cookies, and I love it! SO happy to hear that you enjoyed them. I’ve never tried Scharffenberger chocolate, but I hear amazing things. Maybe Santa will bring me some? I love all of the flavor you put into these cookies, and I wouldn’t mind a plate of them with a glass of Zin one bit. Have a very happy holiday and thanks so much for sharing your review!!

      • Bill Trankle — December 21st, 2013 @ 1:54 am

        I’ll have to send you the recipe for my Dark Chocolate Mochoa Mousse Souffle cake. Think a flour-less cake but with a few Tbs. of flour, cayenne pepper, espresso & just a smidge of brandy.

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