Double Chocolate Mint Cookies with a brownie cookie base, topped with mint icing and a decadent chocolate drizzle. Fantastic mint chocolate cookies that everyone is sure to go crazy over!
While these little grasshopper cookies might remind you of a Thin Mint cookie, they’re so much better and completely homemade too! Made with simple pantry ingredients, this chocolate mint cookie recipe is pretty basic but totally fabulous.
Chocolate Fudge Mint Cookies
The classic combination of chocolate and mint is so popular that it’s hard to beat. While these cookies are great any time of the year, you’ll probably see them as a great seasonal treat as well. For example, minty chocolate cookies for Christmas sound divine but the green coloring is also perfect for St Patrick’s Day as well. Give these cookies a try and see for yourself how amazing they are!
Helpful tools to make amazing cookies every time!
Here are 2 of my favorite kitchen items I use to make these mint cookies. I actually use these items in nearly every cookie recipe I make, as well as several other types of recipes, so they’re quite versatile.
- First, I line my cookie sheets with a piece of parchment paper. They’re sold in sizes that fit a 12×16 cookie sheet perfectly and enable to cookies to bake well without sticking- and no mess from spraying oil on the cookie sheets!
- The second item is a KitchenAid mixer. I love mine! I have a Bosch as well but I find I use my KitchenAid for cookies. There is a cookie paddle that comes with every mixer that you attach to the mixer. They’re easy to use and help you mix the ingredients uniformly. I also use the metal whisk attachment in this recipe to make the frosting. It whips it up super fast! Add this to your wish list because it’s one of my all-time used small appliances ever!
Chocolate Mint Cookie Ingredients
Flour: You will need to use 1 cup of flour for this cookie recipe.
Cocoa powder: Use ¼ cup of cocoa powder for an added depth of chocolate flavor.
Baking powder: To help the cookies rise nicely as they bake you will need to use 1 teaspoon of baking powder.
Salt: You need ½ tsp salt to help balance the flavors in this dough.
Chocolate chips: Use 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips for rich chocolate flavor in every bite.
Butter: Adding in 5 tablespoons of butter will give the cookies a nice texture and rich taste.
Brown Sugar: Add in ¾ cups of brown sugar will give the cookie a little chewiness and a great depth of flavor.
White sugar: Using ¼ cup granulated sugar will add more sweetness to this chocolatey treat.
Eggs: You will need to use 2 eggs to help bind the dough together well.
Vanilla extract: Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to provide an enhanced flavor to these cookies.
Powder sugar: For a smooth sweet topping, you will need 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar.
Butter: Add in 2 tablespoons of melted butter for a balanced creamy flavor.
Corn syrup: You need 2 teaspoons of corn syrup for a thick frosting texture and shiny appearance.
Mint extract: Add in 1 teaspoon of mint extract to give the frosting a minty flavor.
Milk: You will need to use 1-2 tablespoons of milk to help thin out this frosting to the perfect consistency.
Food coloring: If desired you can use 2 drops of green food coloring to make the mint frosting more fun in appearance.
Chocolate chips: Use ½ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips for an extra layer of chocolate goodness.
Butter: Use 1 tablespoon of butter to help thin out the chocolate and provide a wonderful rich flavor throughout the drizzle.
Step by step on how to make Double Fudge Mint Cookies
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Then line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
In a small bowl, whisk to combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set it aside.
In another small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips for 1 ½ minutes and stir until smooth. Set it aside.
In a medium-size bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars until smooth.
Proceed to beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Next, add in the vanilla extract and mix again until blended.
After that, add in the melted chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Now add in the flour mixture and mix until the dough just comes together. Let the dough rest for 10 minutes so that the chocolate can set.
Continue to drop the dough by the rounded tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
In a medium size bowl, combine the power sugar, melted butter, corn syrup, mint extract, and milk. Whisk ingredients until mixture is smooth and lump free. Then add in a couple drops of green food coloring, stir again to combine well.
Once the cookies have cooled for about 10 minutes, spoon about 2 teaspoons of frosting over the top of each cookie. Spread the icing out over the top of the whole cookie.
Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring well between each until smooth and creamy.
Once the frosting has been set for 5-10 minutes, use a spoon to drizzle the fudge over the top.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
How long will decorated cookies be good for?
These cookies can keep well for up to a week, if kept stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
Can I freeze frosted cookies?
After applying the frosting to the cookies, go ahead and let them sit at room temperature for an hour or so to set. This allows the frosting to firm up a bit. Then place the cookies onto a baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours until solid before transferring to an airtight container with parchment paper between the cookie layers to prevent sticking. Remove the cookies and thaw on the counter for a few minutes until soft enough to eat.
HOW DO YOU MELT CHOCOLATE IN THE MICROWAVE?
Melting chocolate in the microwave is easy if you go slowly. Always use a glass or ceramic bowl and chocolate that’s not old. To melt 1 cup of chocolate chips I’d begin with 1 minute in the microwave. After the 1 minute, let chocolate sit for 2-3 minutes. Then, gently stir and see if chocolate begins to melt smooth. If it’s still really solid, add 20 seconds in the microwave, then let it sit again.
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Try more of our great chocolate mint recipes here!
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- ANDES MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIES
- MINT CHOCOLATE POKE CAKE
- MINT CHIP BUNDT CAKE
- CHOCOLATE MINT CREAM PIE
- EASY MINT CHOCOLATES
Double Chocolate Mint Cookies are made with an amazing brownie cookie base, frosted with a mint flavored icing and drizzled with a delightful chocolate fudge. These incredibly delicious mint chocolate cookies are sure to be a huge hit with family and friends!