Dark Chocolate and Mint Cookies

Posted on by on April 5th, 2011 | 20 Comments »

There is something about cookies that makes people smile. There is something about dark chocolate that makes people swoon. There is something about mint that makes people happy. So putting those 3 components together, makes for one killer combination, not to mention cookie.

When I’m in the mood to bake (or eat) cookies I always go for my bacon chocolate chip cookies (yes you heard me correct, bacon.chocolate chip.cookies) but I had no bacon in the house and here in Israel you have to go to the special Russian supermarket to get it (Israel is a predominantly kosher country).

I was making cookies for my brother-in-law who was moving back to the states after being in Israel the past 8 months (so sad to see him go). I couldn’t send him on a 16 hour flight without something homemade. I scoured the interweb, my cookbooks and recipe files for a new cookie since my bacon chocolate chip cookies weren’t going to work out, and settled on a decadent chocolate cookie. The recipe is from Bon Appetit. I changed it around a bit, using dark chocolate and mint chocolate chips that my friend sent me in a care package from the states. (see what she made with mint chips here)

These cookies are flourless and butterless. Yes, flourless and butterless. And the lack of both these ingredients make for one dense and chewy cookie.

Ingredients

Nonstick Cooking Spray
1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips, plus 1/4 Cup
1/2 Cup Mint Chocolate Chips, plus 1/4 Cup (I used Andes mint chips)
3 Egg whites
2 Cups Powdered sugar, divided
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1/4 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F and spray baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Melt 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of mint chocolate chips in bowl in microwave, about 2 minutes. and set aside to cool slightly.
With an electric mixer, beat egg whites in large bowl until soft peaks form.
Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar and continue beating until mixture resembles marshmallow creme.
Whisk 1 cup sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in medium bowl to blend and on low speed, beat dry ingredients into egg whites.
Stir in melted chocolate and 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips and 1/4 mint chocolate chips.
Using a tablespoon place cookie dough on baking sheet, spacing 2 inches apart.
Bake until puffed and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Cool on sheets on rack 10 minutes.

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20 Comments

  1. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    Wow! These cookies would make happy my boyfriend.. he loves chocolate and mint combined together! And my to-do list is longer and longer… :S

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-5-2011

      Giuietta- Mint and chocolate is the best!

  2. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    OH. EM. GEE. SWOON! I love dark chocolate! AND mint! MUST. HAVE. THESE. COOKIES.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-5-2011

      Bianca, they are so easy to make! You can whip them up in no time :)

  3. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    Wow, a chocolate cookie I haven’t made! These sound wonderful!!!! I know your BIL will enjoy them :)

  4. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    Wow. wow. wow. I agree with your first few statements…I love cookies, dark chocolate, and mint so these are like a dream come true for me!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-6-2011

      Lauren, they are pretty dreamy! As are your triple chocolate fudge cookies I saw on your bog today!

  5. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    My husband would LOVE these!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-6-2011

      Suuny, Im sure he would! My husband ate up all the ones we had here.

  6. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    Your brother-in-law is a lucky guy and it’s a very nice and sweet gesture you did. It’s so funny that everyone here said husband/boyfriend would like this, and I have to say the same thing! My husband always like chocolate with mint. I love dark chocolate with nuts…Anyway, great post and recipe as usual!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-6-2011

      Nami, dark chocolate with nuts is yummy too! Then again dark chocolate and anything is yummy :)

  7. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    No bacon in the house? Gasp! Great looking cookies, I can’t believe they are flour and butterless!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-6-2011

      Vicki- I know its a terrible thing having a baconless house!!!

  8. Posted on: 4-5-2011

    I’m swooning, smiling and happy over this recipe and your pictures.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-6-2011

      Thanks so much Sandra :)

  9. Posted on: 4-7-2011

    I’m happy you didn’t have bacon in the house. This way you shared these wonderful chocolate mint cookies with us. They sounds sinfully delicious.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-7-2011

      Yes! It worked out great not having bacon!!

  10. Posted on: 4-8-2011

    What a cool recipe. I adore the chocolate and mint combo so I would be one happy camper with these cookies. A great little care package. :)

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 4-8-2011

      Briarrose, I agree, a perfect care package!

  11. Posted on: 10-7-2011

    Hi Beth, cookies make me smile for sure. I would have had a smile on my face all day with this care package. Saw what Maya did with them and glad to find you.
    -Gina-

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