Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies Recipe -
Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies Recipe
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Chocolate-Mint Brownie Cookies

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"All of the richness of a brownie in cookie form! Mint chocolate chips and peppermint extract give these cookies an extra something special."

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Original recipe makes 6 dozen cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    1 hr


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, shortening, water, vanilla and peppermint extracts in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix well.
  3. Combine flour, salt, cocoa and baking soda in medium bowl; add to shortening mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended. Stir in mint chocolate chips.
  4. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.
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  • * 2/3 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening equals 2/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • Tip: Is your cocoa powder still good? Unsweetened cocoa powder can be stored in a tightly closed container in a cool, dark place for up to two years.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 12, 2012

Chewy like a cookie, gooey like a brownie, this cookie gives you the best of both. The dough is soft, but slips off the cookie scoop easily and bakes into perfectly shaped rounds. I won’t dock it a star for this minor criticism, but I chose to omit the peppermint extract, replacing it with extra vanilla. I wanted a pure chocolate cookie dough and I figured there would be ample peppermint flavor from the chips (I used Andes). I was right. This was just the right balance of chocolate and peppermint without the peppermint extract and I believe it would have been peppermint overkill had I included it. I also think it would have compromised the rich chocolate flavor but that, however, might just be purely subjective.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2012

A good chocolate cookie base. You can't go wrong with Mint and Chocolate together! I didn't find that they had a brownie texture when I made them 3 times over and each time at a different temp.

Jan 14, 2012

Wonderful! Someone before me commented that these turn out flat, but that was not the case with mine, which turned out nicely rounded (see picture.) Flattening can happen when butter is substituted for shortening or when too little flour is used, but I have no idea if either of those is what happened with the reviewer's cookies. Just two things to watch for if you prefer nice, plump hemispheres. As they emerged from the oven, I topped each with an Andes mint, allowed them to rest for 2 minutes, then swirled the melted candy on top. The result was serendipitous. These are just lovely, with a perfectly fudgy, brownie-like inside and a firm outside. If you like brownies and Girl Scout Thin Mints, you'll love this hybrid that represents the best of both.

Nov 17, 2011

These were perfect! Just the right amount of mint and chocolate. I did make the following substutions, because I did not have mint-chocolate chips on hand. Instead of 1 teaspoon vanilla I did a 1/2 teaspoon, then 1 teaspoon of mint extract. Sub 2 cups regular chocolate chips. We will making this for all of your holiday cookie gift bags this year.

May 06, 2012

Excellent! Followed recipe except didn't have mint extract either and so added more vanilla. I used Hershey's mint chocolate chips and thought it was just the right amount of chocolate and mint flavor. Mine didn't spread at all like others said theirs did. I used my Pampered Chef cookie scoop and had to bake about 11 minutes and I had a total of 31 cookies.

Dec 27, 2011

Amazing flat little cookies. I didn't have peppermint extract, and I'm not sure what was meant by mint chocolate chips, so I used a bag of Andes chopped candy from the baking aisle. They were soft and minty and absolutely phenomenal. These are going in my permanent Christmas cookie list. So good.

Dec 18, 2011

Made just as written, these were perfect.

Dec 16, 2011

It's an interesting soft-crispy texture but I really like it! The taste kind of reminds me of a Girl Scout Thin Mint, crunchy and minty. Will definitely make again!


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  • Calories
  • 138 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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