Christmas Cookies #5: Crackle Top Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Crackle Top Chocolate Mint Cookies
Chocolate cookies on a tray

Crackle Top Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 8 oz. dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • few drops mint chocolate chip extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • confectioners sugar (for coating cookies)



Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a couple baking pans with parchment paper.


In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.


Melt together the dark chocolate and butter in heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn't touch the water. Remove the bowl from the heat, stir in mint chocolate chip extract, and set aside to cool.


Whisk the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Pour in the cooled chocolate. Stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 1-2 hours.


Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator. Shape the dough into 3/4-inch balls and roll in the confectioners' sugar to coat completely. Place the balls about 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared pans. Bake the cookies until puffed and cracked on top, about 12 minutes. They may appear underdone in the center but will turn crisp as they cool. Let cool on the pans for 2 to 3 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Crackle Top Chocolate Mint Cookies

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  • Reply
    La Table De Nana
    December 9, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Super pretty and festive..chocolate chip mint extract..never saw that..
    You are a holiday star:-)

  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    December 9, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Those are so pretty and delicious! A great Xmas treat.



  • Reply
    Elen Smirnova
    December 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Do you believe?!! I've made such cookies last Fridey!! They were delicious – very chocolate and yummy crispy^^ Like them sooo much!!!

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    Shibi Thomas
    December 9, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    They looks so beautiful especially the last picture makes me grab one from the screen. Chocolate and mint combination is my kids favorites.

  • Reply
    December 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Can regular peppermint extract be used?

  • Reply
    December 10, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Yes, Pencil38, you may use regular peppermint extract or if you have other also good!

  • Reply
    Marisa Roman
    December 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I've never made these with peppermint! I'm so excited to try. Check out a few of my fave holiday cookie recipes as well:

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