Homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

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Homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 egg
1/4 tsp. peppermint
1/2 cup sour milk (you can put a tablespoon of vinegar into sweet milk to make it sour)
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix in order. Drop by spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 5-10 minutes.


Frosting: Use Butter Cream Frosting made from scratch or canned. Add 1/4 tsp. peppermint and a couple of drops of green food coloring. Frost the cookies.

Drizzle: Melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 tsp. shortening in microwave and drizzle over frosted cookies.

For more easy recipes like this chocolate mint cookies recipe, check out our Dining On A Dime Cookbook!



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  2. Lenore says

    Hi Tawra,

    I just have a quick question about the peppermint in this recipe. Is the peppermint peppermint extract or fresh peppermint? The timing of this post seems to be fate. My son just noticed a commercial this morning for the new Chips Ahoy cookies, specifically the chocolate chip mint which is high up there are on his favorite flavor combinations list. He perked up and said “Oooo Mom I want those!” And here you go posting a homemade cookie with the same flavor combination. It is fate I tell ya. I can’t wait to make a batch and watch the yummy expression on his face when he takes the first bite. Thank you for sharing what you do with us.

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