Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies- Chocolate Drop Cookies with Mint Chocolate Chips

My mom requests these cookies every year. In fact, I think she makes a full batch (9 dozen or so) and freezes them so she can have them anytime she wants. She just loves these, so does my husband so they are often on my holiday trays. This year, I wanted to put a different spin on the traditional chocolate drop cookies. I decided to add some of these dark chocolate and mint chocolate chips I got at my last trip to Target. I just love the mint and chocolate combination! I made these for my husband's division wide party today so I hope they all enjoy the cookies. I wonder what they would be like if had peppermint infused buttercream frosting on top. Hmm, maybe I'll add that to my to try list. But never fear, they are delicious without frosting. Soft with a light chocolate flavor and a hit of mint. Yum!!

Chocolate Drop Cookies
Recipe created by Tracy

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of Tollhouse Dark Chocolate and Mint Chocolate Chips

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Cream butter/margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and mix until well incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. 
  • Add vanilla to buttermilk.
  • Add the dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to the butter/sugar mixture. 
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls to a parchment lined or greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325 for 10 -12 minutes.
  • Let cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Mmm, I just love chocolate and mint.

  2. I make a cookie very similar and I love them. Chocolate and mint have to be one of my favorite flavor combinations. I am really starting to like peppermint this year too! I made Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites and now the peppermint flavor is on my mind!

  3. I'm with Lisa and Susan...chocolate and mint are probably my favorite flavor combination this time of year. These look yummy!


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