Double Mint Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Double Mint Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies that are puffy and topped with a refreshing buttermint frosting.

30 min. prep time
4 dozen cookies
555 Ratings



1 cup sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk*
1/2 cup water


2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
1/4 cup finely crushed starlight peppermint candies


Heat oven to 400°F. Combine sugar, 1/2 cup butter, cocoa, egg and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt alternately with buttermilk and water. Beat until well mixed.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until top of cookie springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients except peppermint candy in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon frosting on top of each cookie; sprinkle with crushed candies.

*Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus enough milk to equal 1/2 cup. Let stand 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 100

Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 110mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #5311B©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

i try to make this recipe every holiday becouse all my coworkers love them
Truely, outstanding tasting cookie. Quite simple to make, though the directions imply a power mixer is necessary - I made a batch of these using a good wisk and a wooden spoon. The family loved it and I brought a dozen in to work to share. I was a bit lazy though I did not use the crushed peppermint candy sprinkes (I had the candy, I just did not crush it) the icing was good enough by itseff, I did use peppermint extract for the icing this might have been the balance needed.
An office co-worker made these with her children for Christmas season. She brought a plate of cookies in to the office after the holiday, only 1 of this receipe was present. I tried it and it was absolutely wonderful!!!
My kids made these cookies for Christmas and they were a big hit! Everyone loved them.
We've been making these cookies for over 20 years. Mom got booklet at the checkout line with this and another recipe we make every Yule season. Our recipe has you add the crushed candy to the frosting and make sandwich cookies out of them. Yum!

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