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Chocolate Mint Cookies

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Introduction

This is my version of after dinner mints: dispense with dessert and bring out a plate of minty breathed chocolate cookies with coffee and tisanes instead.

These don't take long to make up and bake, and I can't tell you how lovely it is to be able to open the door to people with the smell of their baking oozing welcomingly out in the evening air.

This is my version of after dinner mints: dispense with dessert and bring out a plate of minty breathed chocolate cookies with coffee and tisanes instead.

These don't take long to make up and bake, and I can't tell you how lovely it is to be able to open the door to people with the smell of their baking oozing welcomingly out in the evening air.

Chocolate Mint Cookies
Photo by Lis Parsons

Ingredients

Makes: 26 cookies

Metric Cups

For the Cookies

  • 100 grams soft butter
  • 150 grams soft light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 150 grams plain flour
  • 35 grams cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chips

For the Glaze

  • 75 grams icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (sieved)
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint essence

For the Cookies

  • ½ cup soft butter
  • ¾ cup soft light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

For the Glaze

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa (sieved)
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint essence

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4/350°F.
  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar (I use a freestanding mixer for ease), then beat in the vanilla extract and the egg.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl and gradually beat in to the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a rounded 15ml-tablespoon measure, spoon out scoops of cookie dough and place on a lined baking sheet, leaving a little space in between each one.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes and then let them sit on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack, with some newspaper on the surface underneath to catch any escaping glaze later.
  6. Put the glaze ingredients into a saucepan and heat until combined.
  7. Using a teaspoon, zig-zag the glaze over each cooling cookie.
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4/350°F.
  2. Cream the butter and brown sugar (I use a freestanding mixer for ease), then beat in the vanilla extract and the egg.
  3. Mix the flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl and gradually beat in to the creamed mixture. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Using a rounded 15ml-tablespoon measure, spoon out scoops of cookie dough and place on a lined baking sheet, leaving a little space in between each one.
  5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes and then let them sit on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack, with some newspaper on the surface underneath to catch any escaping glaze later.
  6. Put the glaze ingredients into a saucepan and heat until combined.
  7. Using a teaspoon, zig-zag the glaze over each cooling cookie.

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What 14 Others have said

  • What can I add instead of egg for the eggless version?

    Posted by shikhadhanuka on 22nd October 2012
  • These cookies are delicious, so easy and quick one of the best recipes I've made!!! The glaze is delicious and the cookies also plain are so yummy! Love this recipe

    Posted by Lydi.1 on 10th October 2014
  • These are so easy to make and are a firm family favourite. They don't last long in my house as they are so 'moorish' and they taste great with ice cream as a dessert! I make them without the glaze.

    Posted by Heney on 16th February 2013
  • I can't believe people don't make the glaze! They're fine without but the piercing mint in the glaze just takes them to a whole new level of deliciousness. I took these into work the other day and they'd all disappeared by lunch time. We work in a small office so I'll consider this to be a very popular recipe!

    Posted by messybaker on 19th September 2012
  • These are an absolute life-saver!! They are absolutely gorgeous and everyone LOVES them. I make a huge batch, make dollops, then freeze them separately. When I want to bake them, I take them out, pre-heat the oven and by the time the oven is hot, they're ready to go! When I had my baby and we had visitors every single week for ages these worked a charm!!

    Posted by kiwi79 on 5th September 2012
  • I also made these mint-less; they are soft, slightly cake-like, fudgy and very chocolatey. Delicious!

    Posted by Noam on 1st September 2012
  • Hi I am a 11 year old girl but I love love love to cook I know these are going to be a fav in my family!!!!!!

    Posted by nuzzybear on 26th June 2012
  • Hi from South Africa! Made these cookies but instead of the mint glaze I threw in 100g of peppermint crunch - it was absolutely out of this world. Definitely the best cookie I ever made

    Posted by martelize on 23rd May 2012
  • Amazing! Mouthwatering! I'm making this again very soon. Love this recipe. So easy, yet so brilliant!! I recommend this to any cookie lover!

    Posted by 10cuddles on 6th May 2012
  • Nigella...Nigella...Nigella...You're the Kitchen Queen and "thank you food god"! Honestly speaking, i was truly mesmerised by your pictures and recipes. I have used other chocolate chip cookies recipes and none turned out this good.When i make these chocolate chip cookies, everyone in the house just ventured into the kitchen to see what smells so good and this recipe makes the most buttery, moist, chewy, chocolatey cookie around. Thanks a ton,Nigella! Love you Millions!!!

    Posted by NITYA on 21st October 2011
  • Lovely with after Dinner Sherry,especially very Dry un~ sweet. I have a Darling Friend that Adores These.Also,adding a miniature Candy on top for Decoration is so Pretty.Once cooled,of Course! Best flavours and agree choice for Peppermint Extract.

    Posted by clicquet on 20th September 2011
  • Just received your books and I am sooo happy and relished to finally have all your recipes in the heart of my home :-) Was looking at this recipe of your mint chocolate cookies yesterday and planned to baked them this coming WE ! Will keep you in touch !! But THANK YOU for being here !

    Posted by stephanie73 on 15th September 2011
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