Mint Chocolate Delights: Christmas Cookies

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on November 28, 2010

There are less than five weeks until Christmas. Which means:

  1. Your Christmas shopping is totally done
  2. Your tree is up and decorated
  3. Your cookies are made

*snort*

If anyone has all of these things done, well, please come over to my house. You can decorate and finish my shopping. I on the other hand, will be making cookies for the next 4 weeks.

Because that’s what I do. I make cookies. And eat them occasionally.

I. Heart. Cookies. With a passion. {As if you didn’t know that already}

So. For the next 4 weeks I’m sharing some of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. I’m not sharing the cookies, because there isn’t a WordPress plugin for that. Yet. I have my elves working on it.

Mint Chocolate Delight Dough

Nothing says Christmas to me like chocolate and mint. There is no other time of the year that you can get a peppermint mocha. No other time of the year when you can find mint M&M’s in the stores. Which makes me sad. Because sometimes, in the middle of summer, mint M&M’s would really hit the spot.

Dark Chocolate and Mint Chips

So today, I’m sharing a fan-freaking-tastic recipe combining chocolate and mint. Actually, it’s a two-for-one recipe. One with dark chocolate and mint chips. One with mint truffle kisses.

Mint Truffle Hershey's Kiss

Mmmmmm, can you just about taste them?

Mint Chocolate Delight

Mint Chocolate Delights: Christmas Cookies

Mint Chocolate Delights: Christmas Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 10 oz bag Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl beat until creamy the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  6. Stir in morsels.
  7. Drop by well rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and the centers are set.
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Mint Chocolate Kisses

Mint Chocolate Kisses

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 bag Mint Truffle Hershey's Kisses

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a large bowl beat until creamy the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract.
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
  6. Roll dough into 1.5 inch balls and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed and the centers are set.
  8. While cookies are baking, unwrap mint truffle Hershey's kisses. Eat a few. It's good luck.
  9. When the cookies are done, immediately place a Hershey's kiss in the center of each one.
  10. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan.
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Meal Plan

Dinner

Monday: Turkey and cranberry sandwich: leftovers from Thanksgiving
Tuesday:
Ribbon pasta with tomato, dill and ricotta
Wednesday:
Tilapia with pesto quinoa {AllRecipes.com}
Thursday: Butternut Squash Soup with Spinach Ravioli {AllRecipes.com}
Friday: Homemade pizza on beer battered crust and homemade sauce. {AllRecipes.com}
Saturday: Leftover pizza
Sunday: Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup {Mom Advice}

Snacks

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What are your favorite Christmas cookies?

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hyacynth November 28, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Are those MINT mini kisses. Hold me {back}.
My favorite Christmas cookie is a pecan crescent. SO yummy. So addictive. So not in my house until the very day before Christmas and then not again until the next year. :)

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2 Allison December 4, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I’m not a fan of pecans, but I know what you mean. The second our house is filled with cookies I have to hide them, or they will all be gone in a matter of hours.

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3 thekitchenwitch November 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Snort, indeed. No cookies yet, here, but these sound dee-licious!

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4 Muthering Heights November 29, 2010 at 12:07 am

*Drool*

Those look awesome!!

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5 Miz Helen November 29, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Your menu looks great. All that Chocolate and Mint….I would be in heaven! Thank you for sharing and have a good week.

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6 Ellen November 29, 2010 at 10:29 pm

You have single-handedly brought heaven to my eyes by posting those decadent photos. I am being a ‘good girl’ for a few more days after traveling to KY for Thanksgiving for the best dawg-gone southern meal I’ve had in a very long time. I have bookmarked your site however and fully intend to try a coupld of these. Recipes. And cookies.
Thanks so much for the eye candy :)

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7 Allison December 1, 2010 at 1:07 pm

I hope you do stop by again. Let me know if you get a chance to try any of the recipes.

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8 Susan with Permanent Posies November 30, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Oh….yea…..I am making these….maybe tomorrow. I bet I could freeze this dough….pull it out when I need a chocolate treat….or….maybe I will share them. Hmmmmm

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9 Allison December 1, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I froze about half of the dough, I’m saving it until right before Christmas. I did form it into balls before freezing, just because it’s easier.

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10 Jenny December 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm

These just look delicious. I only like mint and chocolate at Christmas for some strange reason, so I think I will be making these soon!

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11 Allison December 4, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Let me know how they turn out if you try them.

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12 SnoWhite December 2, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Both of these looks really tasty — I love the mint/chocolate combo :)

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14 paula November 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm

both recipes you leave out amount of baking soda

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15 Allison @ Alli 'n Son November 7, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Thank you for pointing that out, not sure how I missed it! Both recipes have been updated.

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