I love how each family has different cookies that seem to define the holiday season, each evoking the essence of what the season brings. For my family, these after dinner mint cookies are a family staple when the holidays come around. Still to this day, my grandma always makes these and you will see why! I’m so excited to start off the holiday season with all of you and of course this cookie recipe!
Watch how to make these after dinner mint cookies
After Dinner Mint Cookies
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
- 2 ½ cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup white granulated sugar (for rolling the cookies)
- 9.5 oz after dinner thin mints mints opened and cut in half
- In the microwave, melt the butter, brown sugar, and chocolate. Melt by heating in 30-second increments, stirring in between each heating, until the mixture is dissolved. Let cool slightly.¾ cup butter, 1 ½ cups brown sugar, 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- Add espresso powder and beat in eggs one at a time until incorporated.1 tsp espresso powder, 2 eggs
- Mix in vanilla, baking soda, salt, and flour.1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 2 ½ cups flour
- Mix until no streaks of flour remain. If the dough is too soft to handle, chill slightly before making balls.
- Using a tablespoon-sized scoop, make cookie balls. Roll into a ball then roll in sugar and place on parchment-lined baking sheets.½ cup white granulated sugar (for rolling the cookies)
- Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 8-12 minutes. The cookies are done when just set around the edge and puffed in the middle.
- Remove from the oven and immediately press half a mint in the center of the cookie. Let the mints soften and melt. Then, using the back of a spoon, swirl the mint in a circle.9.5 oz after dinner thin mints
- Let cookies cool on a cooling rack until the mint center has hardened.