Double Chocolate Mint Chip Brownie Cookies

It’s time for another Christmas cookie!! I am having so much fun participating in the 12 weeks of Christmas cookies. There were so many fun and delicious cookies posted last week. I enjoyed looking at every one of them!

Today’s cookie is for chocolate lovers only! I have to admit that I’m not a huge chocolate fan. I usually choose a fruit dessert or cheesecake over something with chocolate. My husband on the other hand, LOVES chocolate. He would be more than happy if the only desserts I made were rich chocolate cakes with chocolate icing (and Nutella Cookies). That being said, I have still been sneaking these cookies all week. They are very rich and chocolaty and the mint chips complement the brownie texture perfectly adding bursts of festive flavor.

Double Chocolate Mint Chip Brownie Cookies
Adapted from The Pink Apron

1 1/2 cup dutch processed cocoa (I used Saco Premium Baking Cocoa)*
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup mint chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt and set aside.

Melt butter in microwave. Add cocoa powder, oil, sugars, vanilla and mix until combined. Add eggs one at a time stirring until incorporated. Add flour mixture and stir just until combined, do not over mix. Stir in chips (You might want to reserve a few chips to arrange on the tops of the cookies prior to baking).

Using a small cookie scoop, drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets (you might need to grease the cookie sheets if you do not have parchment paper). Bake 10-13 minutes. The tops will appear set, but the insides will still be soft. Let them cool for about 10 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring them to a cooling rack.

*The dark chocolate flavor is very strong in these cookies. You might be interested in using less cocoa powder. Or you can check out the original recipe for a version using 8 oz of bittersweet baking chocolate.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s Christmas cookies linked up below. Also, I am doing a double post today so feel free to look at my Caramel Apple Pie Popcorn. :)

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17 Responses to Double Chocolate Mint Chip Brownie Cookies

  1. i usually prefer fruit desserts over chocolate, too, but i’d make an exception for these before i adore chocolate/mint combinations. these sound just perfect – will have to add ‘em to our holiday dessert menu!

  2. I am a chocolate fanatic *and* a mint fanatic, so these are right up my alley. Love how the green really pops in the dark chocolate cookie–so festive and rich. I’ll be adding these to my Christmas baking list, for sure!

  3. All of my family loves the mint/chocolate combo in cookies. These are so festive with the green mint!

  4. I’m not usually big on the mint and chocolate combo, but man your photos have me wanting to try these! Love the green chips :)

  5. Im totally digging those bright green chips! I love a mint chocolate combo and would not be able to resist these cookies.

  6. I would really like to take one and dip it in milk, they look absolutely great, even though I am not a fan of mint, but I bet that my sister would love them ( by the way, the popcorn on the other post is such a great idea!! )

  7. Those look like they would be great with a huge glass of milk. Mmmm!

  8. I love that there’s chocolate and mint in these cookies. Sounds perfect for Christmas.

  9. Perfect holiday combo–chocolate and mint!

  10. I can totally relate to what u have going on, i don’t mind the occasional chocolate treat but my husband is a die hard chocoholic. He would love these!

  11. These are amazing!I like that you used oil instead of butter (I like to have a few oil-based recipes on hand for days when I’m out of butter!). My husband was so disappointed when I decided to make spice cookies this week – he would love these!

  12. Ummm, yeah…so I guess I do need butter :( Oh well, I’m still making ‘em! My husband will be so happy!

    • You might be able to make them without butter. I just looked on the back of my cocoa for a substitution for 8 oz of chocolate from the original recipe. The can actually said to use oil, but I wanted to use butter, so that’s what I did. :) if you try them let me know how they turned out!

  13. Oh man, mint and chocolate together = amazing in my book! Great cookie. :-)

  14. These look so chocolaty and rich. That glass of milk would come in handy. I love the mint chips in them. I haven’t seen those in my grocery store. I definitely need to track some down.

  15. These look way too indulgent! Bookmarking for future use!

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  16. These are def my all time favorite cookies! :)

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