12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies + A Giveaway!

by Elizabeth on December 10, 2011 · 26 comments

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All last week my friend Laura was talking about wanting to make some sort of mint chocolate cookies, which put me in the mood for that lovely combination.  So I made these cookie bars, and while they are delicious (really – it’s been my highest praised cookie so far), the chocolate/peppermint duo wasn’t quite what I needed to satisfy that craving.  And then I found these in the grocery store:

And I knew I had to make something delicious with them because they were exactly what I wanted.  So I made some very basic chocolate chip cookies and tossed in the chips.  Perfect.  A great little minty (but not overly so!) touch when you bite in.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Print this recipe!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 heaping cup milk chocolate chips
1 heaping cup Andes Creme de Menthe chips

Cream butter and sugars together until very creamy, about 2 minutes on medium speed.  Stir in vanilla.  Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing until well incorporated.  Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt, mixing until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips and Andes chips by hand.

Divide dough in half, roll into two logs, wrap in plastic, and chill for 2 hours or until firm.

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line to baking sheets with parchment paper, silicon mats, or greased aluminum foil.  Unwrap one log and slice into 16-18 equal cookies.  Space evenly on baking sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly brown and the cookies look set.  Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.  Repeat with remaining log.

BUT WAIT! What is this giveaway I mentioned in the title?

It’s a $25 King Arthur Flour gift card!!! 

I love King Arthur, both because they produce amazing products and because it’s employee owned.  I read their blog daily, make tons of their recipes, and buy almost all of my flour from them.  I know many of you are baking up your holiday treats so I wanted you to have a little something to help you out.

To win, simply tell me in the comments what recipe you are most looking forward to making this year.

Want an extra entry?  For more chances to win, you can follow me on twitter and tweet about the giveaway.  Be sure to link to this post and then come back and tell me that you tweeted!  You can also “like” the blog on Facebook; be sure to drop back by and tell me when you do or if you’ve already done so.

Enter quick because this giveaway closes on Tuesday, December 13 at 11:59 PM CST!!!!

This giveaway is not sponsored by the nice people at King Arthur Flour or anyway else.  I’m just doing it because I like y’all so much.  

1 Molly December 10, 2011 at 10:42 am

I found those Andes mints at Aldi last week (they only have them seasonally) and bought 8 packages. They make cookies taste like Girl Scout thin mints, so this will DEFINITELY be the one I make. They’ll freeze so well!

2 Elspeth @ paperarmour December 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

Oh man, those look delicious! I think THOSE are what recipe I’m most looking forward to making this year. 🙂

3 Elspeth @ paperarmour December 10, 2011 at 11:49 am

I tweeted about this giveaway. I’m paper_cranes. 🙂

4 Elspeth @ paperarmour December 10, 2011 at 11:50 am

I like your FB page.

5 Julie L December 10, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Russian Tea cakes and frosted sugar cookies

6 Julie L December 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

like u on fb Julie Scott Laws
Happy Holidays and thanks again

7 Megg December 10, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Sounds so yummy! I don’t think I’d cut the peppermint chips with regular, would that be too minty?

And I’m looking forward to making all kinds of cookies!!

8 Megg December 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I follow you on twitter AND tweeted!

9 Megg December 10, 2011 at 1:04 pm

And I like your page!

10 Wehaf December 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I’m going to make some Linzer cookies for a baby shower next month. I’ve never made them before so I’m excited!

11 Branson December 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Yummy! These look so good! I an most looking forward to the oreo balls I am finishing today 😉

Feel free to link this up to my cookie countdown too if you want! 🙂

12 Louis December 10, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Jam Thumbprints rolled in coconut.

13 Cate December 10, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Oh, I LOVE King Arthur Flour! I would love to win. I’ve already done a fair bit of holiday baking (including my first-ever successful batch of chocolate fudge, yay!), but I’m still really looking forward to the other items on my list. I plan to make my favorite gingersnaps, and some iced lemon thumbprints (I use lemon curd). Yum!

14 Cate December 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I also “like” you on Facebook!

15 Allison L. December 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I might be one of the only people in the world who doesn’t enjoy a mint/chocolate mix. My husband hates that about me because he loves it!
I’ve loved all of the other Christmas Cookie recipes that you’ve posted, though! 🙂
I’m pretty excited about making my own bread soon. I’m going to start with the Honey-Oat bread that you posted a while ago: http://bit.ly/thX90Q
I hope it goes well!

16 Allison L. December 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I’d love to win a giftcard. I already follow you on twitter!

17 Allison L. December 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I also like your fanpage on facebook too!

18 Amy @ Feathered Friendsy December 11, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I’m looking forward to making all kinds of cookies and some cupcakes 😉

19 Amy @ Feathered Friendsy December 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I follow you on twitter and tweeted about it!

20 Amy @ Feathered Friendsy December 11, 2011 at 2:50 pm

I like you on facebook too!

21 Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies December 11, 2011 at 11:57 pm

I’m looking forward to making Cranberry Bliss Bars.

22 Jenny December 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Date pinwheels–I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid!

23 reese December 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Ick, mint n chocolate. Dislike this almost as much as you hate coconut ;p but I’m sure It tastes divine ;p did I ever mention I use cinnamon toothpaste because I hate mint so much? ;p

24 reese December 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I follow you on the Twitter too! 🙂

25 reese December 13, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Twittered 🙂 or tweeted the thing too. Lol.

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