Mint Middles Cookies

This is a spin off of the Cooking Light recipe for mint cookies. I got these Nestle mint chips at the grocery store as an impulse buy and decided to incorporate them into cookies!

These are the cookies I sent out for the #fbcookieswap and I’m hoping they made through the mail without getting too broken!

Mint Middles Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup Nestle dark chocolate and mint chips
  • 1. Combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
  • 2. Combine the brown sugar and next 5 ingredients (brown sugar through peppermint extract) in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed for 2 minutes. Beat in the egg white. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well-blended.
  • 3. Coat your hands lightly with cooking spray. Shape the dough into a 6-inch log. Wrap log in plastic wrap; freeze 1 hour or until firm.
  • 4. Preheat oven to 350°.
  • 5. Cut the log into 24 (1/4-inch) slices, and place 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • 6. Bake for about 8 minutes then remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Use the back of a spoon to press down the center of each cookie. (you're not done yet, see below)
  • 7. Fill each indent with a handful of mint and chocolate chips (as many that will fit) and put the cookie sheet back in the oven for 2-4 minutes.
  • 8. Remove cookie sheet - chips should be soft and melty. Using a toothpick, swirl around the chips until there is a smooth (as you can get) surface.

Let cool until the chips are completely hardened. Enjoy!

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3 comments to Mint Middles Cookies

  • Kitchen Savvy Mom  says:

    Thank you for the cookies! They are delicious!

    Kitchen Savvy Mom

  • Addison  says:

    I received these cookies via the swap and loved them. Thanks so much for the recipe, I can’t wait to make them for a few upcoming holiday parties.

  •  says:

    Yumm! Chocolate and Mint Love!

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