Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookies

Staff Writer
Double Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookies
McCormick

Chocolate and peppermint are a winning combination when it comes to desserts. These cookies have deep, rich chocolate flavor from cocoa powder and semisweet chocolate, as well as cool peppermint flavor from peppermint extract.

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24
Servings
217
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 Cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 6 Ounces semisweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 Cups unsweetened cocoa powder

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. Beat the butter and sugars in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and the extract and mix well. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed until well mixed and stir in the chocolate.

Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or just until cookies are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
19%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
70µg
8%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.3mg
1.5%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
21mg
2%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
39mg
10%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.5%
Phosphorus
67mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
122mg
3%
Sodium
87mg
4%
Sugars, added
14g
N/A
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
6.5%

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