Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cheater Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies

Every year, without fail, I make my Uncle what has affectionately come to be known as a BIG BAR for Christmas. I feel it is my duty to do this as a good niece, and to also maintain world peace.

So after all the baking I did over Christmas my loving husband turns to me and says, "That's all your making for your uncle? Don't you usually make him more than just a BIG BAR?"

I replied "yes, but that I don't normally have all these other baking obligations that were sprung on me, mostly last minute, by him."

Then he proceeded to go on and on about how sad and horrible and awful it was that I wasn't making anything else for my uncle. So because I love my uncle and I also wanted to get my husband to shut up already (Love ya honey!) I made these Chocolate chocolate mint cookies, recipe courtesy of The Girl Who ate Everything. These were "cheater" cookies, that used a cake mix. This was perfect because I was looking for a recipe that was pretty much dump and go. Besides I was looking for a way to use up that bag of Nestle's dark chocolate and mint chips I picked up at the store, I mean besides just eating them straight from the bag.

I really wished that I had picked up a few extra bags of those mint chips because apparently they are only offered seasonally. I suppose I could make a mix of another brand of dark chocolate and mint chips, if I wanted to make another batch of these cookies later on in the year.

I never heard if my uncle liked these cookies or not. I'm sure that's because he claims that he doesn't even know what a cookie is. We did a bit of quality control before the cookies were packaged up. They were scrumptious! I'll be making these again for sure.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Mix Cookies from the Girl Who Ate Everything
1 box Dark Chocolate cake mix
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
2 Tbsp water
1 (10 oz) bag Nestle Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels

In a bowl of a stand mixer, mix the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water together until a soft dough forms. Fold in the dark chocolate and mint morsels. Drop by the spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until set in the middle. Make around 2 dozen cookies.


  1. Guess you're going to have to stock up on the mint chips next season. I saw where somebody was going to do that with cinnamon chips. For the rice pudding, use just regular long grain white rice. I suppose you could use brown rice if you wanted to - if you do, let me know how it turns out!

  2. I always thought that was weird about the cinnamon chips. The store I frequent almost always has cinnamon chips. I think when I get around to trying the rice pudding I will try it with plain long grain rice. Since I've never had it, I probably shouldn't experiment with the recipe, at least not yet!

  3. OH my goodness! I found more of these chips at the store today. They were hiding in the clearance section. Clearance! $0.70 a bag...SCORE!!!!


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