Double Chocolate Junior Mint Cookies are a unique cookie, perfect for that sweet tooth or chocolate craving, and even better for your Christmas Cookie exchange!
I have a great recipe for you today! These cookies are so DELICIOUS! They are double chocolate with junior mints- I mean, does it even get any better than that? This is a great recipe to try out for Christmas Cookie exchanges, neighbor gifts and everyday holiday baking.
We have a fun Christmas Cookie exchange going on (see more below), and I hope you will join in on the fun! Just post a picture of your favorite Christmas Cookie on Instagram and tag me, using the hashtag #BestChristmasCookieRecipes. We will choose a few of our favorites to repost!
When making these cookies, you start by mixing together the dough (recipe below) and scooping it out onto a baking sheet. My scoop is approximately 2 tablespoons.
Mini Junior Mints are a fairly new thing I believe. You can find them in some grocery stores or online HERE or cute Christmas colored ones HERE. I like using the minis, but if you can’t find the mini ones, you can use the regular sized ones. If you find that the larger ones are harder to work with, try freezing them for an hour or so before use.
To add them to the cookies, do not mix them into the dough using your mixer. Instead, using your finger, create a little crater in the middle of each scoop of the double chocolate cookie dough.
Add 3 or 4 of the candies in the middle of each crater.
Then gently pinch the dough around the candles, making sure not to smash them in the process.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes or until tops of the cookies are mostly dry and just a little glossy in the middle. It is better to have them still just a little bit wet than it is to have them too dry or overcooked.
I gently pressed extra junior mints in the tops of my cookies while they were cooling, but after then had been out of the oven for a minute or so. They press into the cookies very easily. This step isn’t necessary, but yummy if you love junior mints! And it is pretty too
An optional extra step is to dust cookies lightly with powdered sugar. It is purely just for looks, but does make the cookies pretty and festive.
Double Chocolate Junior Mint Cookies
- 1 cup salted butter room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour spooned into measuring cup
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa spooned into measuring cup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips semisweet
- mini Junior Mints linked below
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together flour, cocoa and baking soda and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
Mix dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a little at a time until combined.
Mix in chocolate chips.
Scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheet. I use a scoop that is Approximately 2 tablespoons.
Create a little crater in each dough mound. Place 3 to 4 mini junior mints in each crater and then pinch dough around them, being careful not to break the candies.
Bake for 8-9 minutes or until tops of the cookies are mostly dry and just a little glossy in the middle. It is better to have them still just a little bit wet than it is to have them too dry/overcooked.
I gently pressed extra junior mints in the tops of my cookies while they were cooling, but after then had been out of the oven for a minute or so. They press into the cookies very easily. This step isn't necessary, but yummy if you love junior mints! And it is pretty too
Optional: lightly dust with powdered sugar. This it purely for looks and makes the cookies feel more festive.
**If you can't find the mini ones (they are still pretty new), you can use larger ones. If you find that the larger ones are harder to work with, try freezing them for an hour before use.
Trust me, they are delicious!
I hope you will join in on our big Christmas Cookie exchange! Just post a picture of your favorite Christmas Cookie on Instagram and tag me, using the hashtag #BestChristmasCookieRecipes. Here are some of our favorites!
Double Chocolate Junior Mint Cookies by Ella Claire & Co. | Snowball Cookies with Pecans by Live Laugh Rowe | Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies by Boxwood Avenue | Chocolate Covered Peppermint Cookies by Rooms for Rent.
Chocolate Peppermint Sandwich Cookies by Jenna Kate at Home | Iced Peanut Butter Cookies by Maison de Pax | Caramel Thumbprint Snickerdoodles by Summer Adams | Peanut Butter Cookie Cups by Town and Country Living
Gooey Butter Christmas Cookies by Tidy Mom | Toasted Coconut Einkron Cookies by Farmhouse on Boone | Christmas Candy (M&M) Cookies by Nina Hendrick | White Chocolate Peppermint Oreos by My Sweet Savannah
Praline Snickerdoodles by So Much Better with Age