Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars

Recipe for chocolate mint cookies;  These chocolate cookie bars use chocolate mint candies to give them a great flavor!

Chocolate-MintYou guys?  I have a little weakness for this one.  You know I’m a confessed chocoholic, right?

And what is the best thing to pair with chocolate?  Well, yes, it might be peanut butter.  But besides that… it’s mint.  {You might remember my discussion about my love for peppermint and hot fudge here.}

Glorious, delicious, refreshing mint.

In my “other” life, I am a piano teacher.  And, to encourage kids to think I’m cool to motivate kids to practice, I keep a jar of candy next to the piano.  For some reason, many of them fish past the Tootsie Rolls and go straight for the mint patties.  They’re almost always the first thing to go.

That, and the blue Jolly Ranchers.

It was nothing short of a miracle that I found a handful of mint patties left to bake with.

Sorry, piano students.  They went to a good cause, I promise.

Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars | Jen's Favorite Cookies

I decided to throw together some last minute cookie bars, and I seriously considered a repeat of these fun Coconut Chocolate Chip Bars.  They were memorable, to say the least.

But my chocolate cravings got the best of me, and with the presence of cocoa powder, mint chocolate chips, AND mint patties in my pantry, the decision became a verrry easy one.

A little too easy, maybe.

Chocolate mint cookies

With a bar like this, you really need to let it cool all the way before cutting into it.  Not that I would blame you for scooping it piping hot out of the pan with a spoon and throwing it on top of a scoop of mint ice cream.  It’s probably what I would have done, had I any mint ice cream in my house at all.

Fortunately for me, I was able to find a good excuse to leave the house directly after pulling them out of the oven.  My kids know there is no eating before photographing, but it doesn’t stop them from circling like vultures.

Or devouring like vultures.

Or squawking like vultures.

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A chocolate cookie bar with chocolate mint chips and mint patties.
Recipe type: cookies
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup chocolate mint baking chips
  • 5-6 mint patties
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. Add salt, soda, and cocoa, and mix well.
  3. Add flour, and mix just until combined.
  4. Spread about ⅔ of the batter into a quarter sheet pan. *(see notes)
  5. Chop mint patties into chunks. Sprinkle chunks evenly across cookie dough.
  6. Sprinkle mint chocolate chips evenly across dough.
  7. Drop remaining dough in pieces evenly over the top.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Notes
If you don't have a quarter sheet pan, you can use a 9x13 or 8x8 baking pan. You may need to adjust the baking times, and I haven't tested this recipe in these pans, so I don't have exact times for you. The 9x13 will probably take 20-25 minutes, while the thicker 8x8 pan may take 30-35 minutes.

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4 thoughts on “Chocolate Mint Cookie Bars

  1. Laryssa

    Oh, the pregnancy cravings are starting up on this one!! Yum, peppermint patties have always needed more chocolate. Great idea, Jen!

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