Double Chocolate Mint Cookes

This recipe came from a cookbook that I just received from Tate’s Bake Shop.  The first time I had ever heard of Tate’s was in a Rachael Ray magazine where they rated best chocolate chip cookies.  Since I fancy myself a bit of a chocolate chip connoisseur I was intrigued.
But sometimes the universe works in funny ways and I was contacted by the nice people over at Tate’s not only to sample their cookies, but also to take a gander at their new cookbook.
The cookbook is not picture heavy..something I usually prefer, but instead is loaded with recipes that they serve right in their sweet Hampton’s shop ~ no copy-cat recipes here!
I thought I would try the season appropriate Double Chocolate Mint cookies for the maiden baking voyage.
They turned out to be the perfect combo of chocolate and mint…just a touch of the minty and loads of chocolate.

 

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Double Chocolate Mint Cookes plus a Giveaway!


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 1/2 c. AP flour
  • 1 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1 c. salted butter, softened
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 4.7 oz. box Andes Creme de Menthe Candies unwrapped and broken in half
  • *I adapted this part and used Andies Peppermint Crunch Baking chips that I found in the baking section of my supermarket (pictured below)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat to 375
  2. Prepare cookie sheets by greasing them or lining with parchment
  3. Melt 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chips over double boiler or in microwave until just melted. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl, set aside.
  5. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, sugars and vanilla. Beat them together until creamy. Add eggs, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again. Add the melted chocolate and beat ingredients until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add the Andes Candies and 1 c. chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
  7. Drop mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls or with a small ice cream scoop into the prepared cookie sheets.
  8. Bake for approx. 10 minutes until they spread and centers don’t look wet.
  9. Let stand for 2-3 minutes on cookie sheets and then transfer to cooling rack.

179 Responses

  1. Maddie Mae

    Not going to lie, I would keep the cookie book to myself as a little birthday present, BUT I know someone very special that would get those cookies. His cookie jar needs to stay filled at all times! And I've already liked and fanned you as much as I could. Sooo… 🙂

  2. CaryManda

    So, i'd have to keep the book for me. ( i looooove them and collect them!)
    But, I would TOTAlly share my goodies with my whanau! 🙂

  3. Kate H.(www.sprinkletherapy.blogspot.com)

    I'll definitely have to try this recipe! I love mint chocolate and peppermint anything! I'm a fan of yours!

  4. suburban prep

    I would so love to have these for myself. So perhaps I will do the next best thing and give them to my husband and then I would be able to have a taste of them.

  5. Ms. Morgan

    I have to admit. If you had asked me any other year…any other month…I would have said I was keeping it for myself (but of course sharing with friends and family). However, this year is different. One of my best friends (a woman who for many years could hardly boil water but could turn out cakes that would make your head spin) is going through a hard time right now. She, her husband and their 18month old live with her parents and sister (helping with ailing parents and other medical issues)…I found out over the weekend they're losing their house. It's going up for auction (can't pay the bills on only one person's income) and they don't know where they'll be for Christmas. I've already started buying presents for the baby and planned to bake a tin full of cookies for the rest of the family. If I were to "win" this prize it'd go right to my bff. <3 her so much.

  6. Sue

    Let's see…how about I keep some, and share some! The last photo of your cookie is calling to me! I need to buy some of those mint chips:)

  7. Shauna

    Leave the gun, take the cannoli. I mean, share the cookies, keep the cookbook.

    And thanks for alerting me to those Andes bits…a new holiday thing to scour the stores for!

  8. Alisha

    At first I thought I'd keep the cookbook, give the cookies, but now I'm thinking I just might have to sample some of those cookies. You know, purely in the name of science.

  9. Meghan @ Domestic Sugar

    No one likes to try new recipes without a good review – if you say this is good, I'm going to try the book out 🙂 I would keep if I won, and of COURSE share the cookies <__<, >___> O___O!

  10. Laura

    I'd keep the oatmeal raisin and choc chip cookies as well as the cookbook but i'd give my mom the white choc mac nut cookies…they are her favorite. 🙂

  11. Anne

    I would keep the cookbook but share whatever I baked. I follow your site, am a fan of yours on FB and became a fan of Tate's Bake Shop on FB. Oh, and I have 6 bags of those peppermint chips to use up this year during the holidays and could use all the help I can get!

    have-cookie.blogspot.com

  12. Diane {Created by Diane}

    I love the minty time of year 🙂 What a delicious looking cookie you have there! I may just have to peek at the recipes and then share the book, would that be wrong?

  13. Monet

    I am about to receive my own goodie package from Tate's in the mail. I can't wait to try one of their recipes out. It looks like you picked a great one! Thank you so much for sharing! Have a great Thursday.

  14. mom2ross

    Also keeping the cookbook, but sharing the cookies. I liked Tate's. The link you have for Twitter doesn't work. I manually searched and found "Jersey girl bakes"? I'm assuming that's you? Either way, three missions accomplished. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. stacysings

    I live with a cookie monster, I so would keep the book but as I always do- send the cookies to work with my hubby, his co-workers really love him!

  16. Sharon

    I love your site – thank you for giving me many fun recipes!! I have to adjust them from to 6,700 ft, and actually will email you as I was wondering what your altitude is —
    🙂
    Anyway, I would share the cookies at the Valencia County Shelter in Los Lunas, NM, an animal shelter I volunteer at. There aren't many people that go there so any little cheer I could bring helps. Thank you again. 🙂 Sharon

  17. Joanie Harbor

    I like you on facebook! haha, and I woul have to share just because I need to learn how to do that better. I think my hips would be happier if I mastered that art.

  18. Debbie

    I would definitely keep the cookbook (I'm the only one of my family and friends who bakes!) and probably give away at least some of the baked goods.

  19. Claire

    Hmm, I'm going to have to go with most of the other people here, and say that I would definitely keep the cookbook (I mean, I love baking and that's why I hang out around your blog!), but I would definitely share the assorted cookies, which look positively delicious! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. Patti

    I would definitely give the book to my daugher for Christmas. She has just found a new love for baking and I love to foster that enthusiasm all I can. I would share the cookies too, with a good friend and a cup of coffee. 🙂

  21. Heather

    I would give the cookbook to my sister who loves to bake. But honestly, I would give all the cookies to ME!!
    heatherspooner1981 at gmail dot com

  22. Kewl Granny of Six

    I would share the Cookies and keep the book for myself. I would then have to try the recipes and share again. I've been to Amazon and this book is on my wish list. Thanks for the recipe and the inspiration. Happy Holidays and Great Cookies!

  23. Mandy

    I would give the cookies away to my mom's neighbors because they are so kind to her. I would have to keep the cookbook for myself, however…..perhaps I could make some delicious cookies of my own to give away in the future.

    arobarge@gmail.com

  24. Raina

    Yum…peppermint crunch in a chocolate chocolate chip cookie…sounds great. Reminds me a bit of my favorite peppermint bark.

    Awesome giveaway!

    I am a follower, still not on Facebook…I know weird..lol

    If I won this, I would love to give a few as gifts, but there is no way my husband or two teenagers would let one leave the house..lol

  25. Rebecca

    Your pics of the double chocolate mint cookies are making me soooo hungry! I would definitely share those cookies because my work schedule this year doesn't allow for my normal holiday baking! I know my family would devour them 🙂

  26. amanda

    These look AWESOME. — I would definitely keep the cookbook, and probably half the cookies… then give the rest away before I eat myself to death.

  27. leraustin

    Yum minty chocolate cookies! I love that combo. I'd keep the cookbook but I would totally share the cookies. I've heard a ton of great things about Tate's the past few weeks. Mmmmm!

  28. KAS

    DEFINITELY keep it for myself! I always ask for baking books, so we'll just think of it as one less thing someone else has to buy me 🙂

  29. Jennifer Lynch

    I would have to have a few for myself, but I'd shar the rest with my homegroup, a group of friends from church who come over every Sunday afternoon. We always have some goodies to munch on, so these would be perfect! As long as I don't eat them all before the next homegroup!

  30. Megan Louise

    It'd be mine. All mine. I'd be the shamefaced one stashing the cookies in the top wee corners of my pantry away from sticky fingers and constant demands of, "Oh I want one!!" or "Those look great, can I taste one?" or "That's so many cookies and we have so little time, I should probably help you eat those" No way baby-I would handle those cookies just fine thank you : )
    professormagoo@comcast.net

  31. Renae

    I would keep the cookies(of course I'd share them with my hubby)and I would share the cookbook with my Culinary Arts students, they LOVE making cookies!

  32. LatondraS

    I would share! My dad loves to bake as much as I do so I would gift the cookbook to him and share the cookies with the rest of the family.
    Love your blog!

  33. Patty

    The book would go to my sweet niece who has become quite an accomplished baker. I will miss her when she goes away to college in May but I know she will share her favorite recipes from the book with her old aunt.

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