12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

My Christmas cards have been sealed and sent, my tree is trimmed, the house is decorated. Next on the holiday agenda? Baking cookies!

Thanks in part to Pinterest, I have about 1,001 cookie recipes I want to try out this year. In the interest of not becoming quite as… jolly… as Santa, I decided to stick to just 12 recipes.

So between now and December 25th, I’ll be bringing you 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!!

And besides my 12 recipes, I’ll be hosting a link party at the end of each post where you can find even MORE delicious cookies and even link up your own recipes.

For my first recipe, I made Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies. Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combos, especially around the holidays! I love that you can find fun things like mint chocolate chips around this time of year. This recipe was a combination a couple I’ve made before with a few of my own twists. They came out great!

Day 1: Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips

Preheat over to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs, peppermint extract and cocoa powder and continue beating. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until well combined. Fold in mint chips.

Drop heaping teaspoons of dough one a parchment or silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes until set. Transfer to a cooling rack to cool.

So what kind of cookies are you baking for the holidays this year? I’d love for you to link up your blog posts with your favorite Christmas cookies below! Please only post cookie recipes, other entries will be deleted. You may enter up to 3 posts. A link back is appreciated but not necessary. Most importantly, please visit some of the links below and get in the kitchen and BAKE!

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  1. Jaki says

    yummm. of course you would pick mint chocolate chip for the first one. save gingerbread men for when you’re home so we can bake them together!

  2. says

    My husband loves all things mint and chocolate. (Cookies, ice cream, you name it!) I’m excited to see the other kinds of cookies you have up your sleeve!*


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