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mint chocolate cookies

Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies


  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp mint extract (or essential oil)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar (set aside for rolling the dough in)


  • Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. 
  • Cream butter and 2 cups of sugar in a large mixing bowl (leave the 1/4 cup of sugar to roll dough in). Add eggs and mint and blend well.
  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Blend into creamed mixture.
  • Using a spoon or cookie scoop, roll dough into balls, then roll in the 1/4 cup of sugar set aside. Then drop mixture onto uncreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes. They will puff up slightly during baking and flatten upon cooling. Cool on cookie sheet until set, about one minute, then move to wire rack to cool completely.