Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies







Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
adapted from: Christmas Cookies by Lisa Zwirn

Ingredients
• 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3 large eggs
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 3/4 cup lightly packed DARK brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
• 1 teaspoon pure mint extract (this is not in the recipe from the book I just wanted my cookies to be mint)
• 1 cup confectioners' sugar for coating the dough

Directions
• Melt the butter and chocolate in a medium pot over low heat. Stir constantly until almost fully melted. Remove the pan from the heat and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth
• Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl
• Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar, beat until smooth. Beat in the chocolate mixture and vanilla. With the beaters on low speed, mix in the flour mixture just until completely blended.
• Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the dough is firm...overnight recommended.
• Preheat the oven to 350. Line a couple cookie sheets with parchment paper.
• Place the confectioners' sugar in a medium bowl. Set a sheet of wax paper on the work surface in front of you. Create one inch dough balls and place them on the wax paper. Than roll the balls in the powered sugar. Arrange them about two inches apart on the prepared cookie sheets.
• Bake for 11-12 minutes. Or until cookies are puffed and cracked on the top. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Makes 55 cookies

59 comments :

  1. Follow you GFC!!
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  2. My fav cookie has got to be sugar!!
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  3. great giveaway! My favorite cookies are christmas cookies aka sugar cookies in holiday shapes with lots of frosting and sprinkles!

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  4. That apron's really pretty! My favorite holiday cookie is... a sugar cookie! Decorating and icing and sprinking - it's all fun. :)

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  5. I love gingerbread cookies. I am a gfc follower.
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  6. This recipe is called Sweet Dreams it is from a B&B in calistoga CA
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  7. I make a toffee from saltines at this time of the year. This is my favorite cookie.

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  8. I love me some gingerbread men amd I am a follower.

    Thanks!

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  9. Such a cute apron! My favorite holiday cookie would have to be gingerbread! Maybe I'll attempt making some this year.

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  10. I'm a gfc follower and I love gingerbread cookies.

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  11. sour cream cinnamon twists or my gingerbread cookies which i have to make and post soon!! mmm <3

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  12. ginger spice cookies (recipe entry #1)


    Ingredients:

    3 cups spelt flour
    1 cup cane sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp sea salt
    2 Tbsp fresh chopped ginger
    1 Tbsp cinnamon
    1/4 tbsp nutmeg
    pinch ground cloves
    1 Tbsp lemon rind (optional)
    1/2 cup safflower oil
    1/2 cup molasses
    3/4 cup soymilk
    1 Tbsp vanilla

    bake @ 350 for 15-20 ish minutes

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  13. I am a follower.
    My favorite Christmas cookie is sugar

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  14. These chocolate crinkle cookies look wonderful! I have a vegan cookie cookbook that features vegan chocolate crinkle cookies, and I've been contemplating trying them...but your butter version looks hard to resist!

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  15. My favorite is a sugar cookie with sprinkles! :)

    Also, hope you are having a great holiday. Stop by my Blog for a chance to win some of my favorite things! http://xsherix.blogspot.com/2010/12/sheris-favorite-things-holiday-giveaway.html

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  16. new blog follower via google friend connect Michele P.

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  17. my favorite cookies are sugar cookies with sprinkles and snickerdoodles

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  18. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/micaela6955/status/11191115285798913 #1
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  21. Your blog makes me hungry! The food look so delicious!!! Mmm!!

    So, I could swin in peanut butter and would have to say a fav cookie are those peanut butter cookies with the Hershey kiss in the middle.

    Holy sugar craving!

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  22. The cookies look so DELICIOUS!! I really need to get some food in my belly as I am literally salivating!!

    :) Hazel
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  23. Birds Nest Cookies with Strawberry Jam!! nom nom nom

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  24. Yummy cookies---love mint and chocolate! I posted this on my blog!

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  25. I love chocolate chip and M&M cookie s - with red and green M&Ms for Christmas!!

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  26. Happy Saturday Erica!
    Oh, I gotta have that appron! I love it!
    I have been busy, sorry I haven't been by to see you! Bad Bloggie Friend!
    Big Smooch
    gi gi
    Ps, added this to a post :)

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  27. my favorite holiday cookie is macaroons :)

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  28. you are on my blog roll

    :)

    the chocolate cookies look amazing!!

    XOXO

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  29. My favourite holiday cookie is ginger mollasses cookies!!

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  30. Fashion Meets Food is already on my blog roll :)

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  31. following you already :) fav holiday cookie is just my fav cookie...oatmeal raisin :)

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  32. Gingerbread/Gingersnap cookies -- love them at the holidays


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  33. You are on my blog roll

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  34. OOh I would love to try out the cookie recipes in this book! My favorite holiday cookie is the old-fashioned sugar cookie.

    And I'm a follower!

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  35. I love these cookies! But my favorite Christmas cookie is peanut blossoms. I always called them "cookies with a kiss" when I was little :)

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  36. love the look of your blog and those crinkles! yum!

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  37. My fav holiday cookies would have to be my peanut butter christmas mice cookies!

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  38. Sent recipe in through email! Entry 1.

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  45. I love the Caribbean Christmas Cake. That is pretty delicious and unusual.

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  46. I follow as Thifa

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    +5 I like making butter cookies. Very simple recipe!

    100 g sugar
    200 g butter
    300 g corn starch

    I mix the ingredients and make flat cookies. I bake them in hot oven.

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  47. Very cool giveaway! So happy to have found you :-) I'm now a follower and will be adding you to my blogroll next. Both of these not because of the giveaway but because I REALLY LIKE YOUR BLOG!

    All the best!
    Veronica

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  48. Oh thanks for visiting in my blog :)))

    These I have to make soon :)

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