Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.

November 8, 2012 Post a comment


Today, Leslie and I whipped up a preview of a delectable Christmas cookie.  Once I popped one in my mouth, I remembered why I make these every Christmas.  If you love mint… these are the babies for you!


1 2/3 cup of all-purpose flour (I use King Arthur’s)
1/2 c cocoa powder (I used Wilbur’s)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 stick of unsalted butter (or butter spread like Smart Balance) at room temperature
1 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of mint extract
1/3 cup of confectioner’s sugar (for rolling in the cookie dough balls in)
1 bag of Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


Preheat the oven 350 degrees.  Line your baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper. Set aside.  Pour the confectioner’s sugar in a bowl and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.  Whisk.  Set aside.

In your stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar.  Then add one egg at a time, blending well in between the additions.  Then add the vanilla and mint.

Add the flour blend to the stand mixer in thirds.  Blending well after each addition.  With a cookie scooper, scoop out a ball and roll it in the confectioner’s sugar to coat and then place on your baking sheet.  Repeat.   Bake for 10-11 minutes.  Remove promptly and depress a Kiss in the middle of each cookie.  Let cool for 10 minutes then serve or store in a tupperware container.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Annissa November 14, 2012 at 9:28 PM

I am a definite fan of chocolate and mint. They’re so much better together, too! I will have to remember to try these this holiday season :) Thanks for the recipe!


robinr November 15, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Me to Annissa!! It is my weakness. Thanks for popping by. xoxo Robin


Shanda November 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Have you tried freezing them? I would like to make these ahead of time for a party and I’m trying to decide if it would be better to bake and then freeze them, or freeze the dough.


robinr November 17, 2012 at 7:46 PM

I haven’t because they magically disappear when I make them but I’m sure you can :)


Wendy December 5, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Cannot WAIT to make these for a cookie exchange next week!! Pinned the recipe as soon as I saw it! Do you know approximately how many each batch should make and which size cookie scoop do you use? I need to make 3 dozen, plus more for ones that will magically disappear here! Thank you!


Steph December 5, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I second this! :-) Can you please tell us how many cookies this recipe yields and how big to roll out the balls? 1 tablespoon/cookie?


robinr December 6, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Steph, I used a small scoop so I would say a tablespoon or so and it made about 30 cookies.


robinr December 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I used a small scooper about a tablespoon and it made 28-30 cookies if I’m not mistaken. :)


Wendy December 18, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I made these cookies tonight for a cookie exchange at work tomorrow. I hope there are enough left by morning to bring with me!! Great recipe, thank you!!


Wendy December 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM

My only question is, how did you prevent your kisses from melting? Mine all melted, not completely, but definitely were melted compared to your picture. Thanks!


robinr December 19, 2012 at 10:06 AM

Mine melt on the bottom a tiny bit but stay pretty good. If you live in a cooler climate, put them outside for a few minutes to cool the cookies/slow the melting down. Or place them in the freezer for a few minutes. That should help. oxox

robinr December 19, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Wendy, I agree…they are tempting! I hope everyone loves them and thank you for the lovely comment!


Wendy December 23, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Oh, believe me they loved them! I’m making them again today (along with white chocolate raspberry cookies!) to send holiday cheer to some friends and neighbors!! I will try putting them outside to slow the melting of the kisses this time. Some of them melted quite a bit. Though they tasted great when the kisses were soft!!

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