A delicious chocolate mint cookie; these cookies are bursting with flavor, simple to make, and perfect for holiday baking.
Are you all cranking out cookies right and left for the holidays? I know I am. Even before food blogging I think I made at least 3-4 batches of cookies a week in December. And now that amount of cookie baking has drastically increased. I’ve got to make sure to get you all the best possible cookie recipes and trust me, this is one of them.
Plus this recipe is so easy. Because who doesn’t like easy when there are about 5 million and 1 things to do? And spending hours in preparation waiting for cookie dough to chill, or spending way too long searching for ingredients in a cookie recipe are not things you want on that list. So these cookies require no chilling, take about 10 minutes flat to make, and have all easy ingredients.
These cookies start off with a brownie mix. I LOVE starting cookies with a brownie mix because they are so easy and super tasty! Just make sure for these cookies to get an 18.4 ounce brownie mix or the rest of the recipe will likely be off.
And the MIX-ins. My favorite part of these cookies! You’ll want some mint chocolate sandwich cookies – just 10 of them. Coarsely chop up those cookies and mix em in the batter. And the last mix-in is my favorite. They are the new Nestle DelightFulls Mint Filled Morsels and oh my gosh these are good!! Talk about delicious mint chocolate flavor. These are dark chocolate chips filled with a mint filling and seriously make these cookies. Mix em all together and place a few extra crushed oreos and DelightFulls on top and they are ready to bake! If you can’t find these morsels, Andes mint chips work great as well!
And while you are gifting these cookies it can be our secret how easy they were to make! 🙂
- 4 ounces cream cheese full-fat, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 package (3.9 ounces) chocolate fudge pudding mix unprepared
- 1 package (18.4 ounces) chocolate fudge brownie mix
- 1-4 tablespoons white flour add if needed
- 1 cup Nestle Toll House DelightFulls Mint Filled Morsels
- 10 Mint-Chocolate sandwich cookies coarsely chopped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
In a large bowl (stand mixer recommended, hand mixers will work), cream together the cream cheese and butter. Both should be slightly soft, but not melted. Add in the egg and vanilla extract.
Beat in the brownie mix and pudding mix until just combined. Slowly add the white flour until the dough is easy to shape into a cookie ball. Just depending on your dough (how soft the butter is, humidity, etc.) you might not need any flour or all the way up to 1/4 cup. Add until the dough can easily be rolled into a ball!
The dough may appear crumbly and that's normal! Knead together the dough with your hands until a thick dough has formed.
Knead in the DelightFulls mint morsels and the coarsely chopped mint oreos.
Form large balls of dough and then slightly flatten. If desired, top the cookies with a few more pieces of crushed cookies and a few more mint morsels.
Bake for 8-12 minutes and then remove from the oven. (Baking time may vary based on the size of your cookies - I was able to get roughly 16 cookies) It's best to slightly under-bake these cookies to keep them soft, fudgy, and chewy!
Allow to continue to "bake" on the cookie sheet for an additionally 3-4 minutes before removing them to a cooling rack.
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