Chocolate mint crinkle holiday cookies

I am part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® and made these easy Christmas cookies using First Street ingredients to take to an upcoming cookie exchange party.

Are you participating in a holiday cookie exchange, too? Honestly, I think the idea of this party is pure brilliance: bring a batch of cookies and bring a variety of cookies home. (Hubby loves when I’m invited to these! LOL) In preparation for one I’m attending later this month, I made some chocolate mint crinkle holiday cookies. Yum!

Chocolate Mint Crinkle Cookies #shop

While flipping through the latest issue of Woman’s Day, I spied this recipe for crinkle cookies and immediately ripped out the page to make a test batch. I put a holiday spin on it by adding this ‘n that and lemme tell ya, yummers! I headed to my closest Smart & Final, a favorite store for one-stop-shopping of everything from produce to meats to baking supplies and paper goods. I love that I can grab a bag of 10 lb. First Street all purpose flour + a 5 lb. bag of First Street pure cane sugar to last through the holidays without the overhead cost of a club fee. (And honestly you guys, I would not be caught at big warehouse stores this time of year because I want to actually enjoy the shopping experience. LOL!) Smart & Final makes all of your holiday shopping easy breesy!

Ingredients to make Chocolate Mint Crinkle Christmas cookies #shop

Besides these 2 ingredients, I bet you have everything else you need on hand to make these delicious holiday cookies, (and if you don’t, I would bet it is carried at Smart & Final. ;)

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Chocolate mint crinkle holiday cookies
 
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Easy chocolate mint crinkle holiday cookies, perfect for a cookie exchange, neighbor gift or for Santa!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1½ C. all-purpose flour
  • ½ C. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ C. butter, at room temperature
  • 1 C. firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ C. powdered sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 2-3 drops mint extract
  • 2 mint or peppermint candy canes, crushed
Instructions
  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to package directions; let cool.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs and vanilla, the cooled chocolate and 2-3 drops of mint extract.
  5. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing just until incorporated.
  6. Place the powdered sugar in a small bowl. Drop a slightly heaping tablespoon of dough into the powdered sugar (the dough will be soft) and roll to coat and form into a ball; repeat with remaining dough. Chill for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly toss the chilled cookie dough balls in powdered sugar and arrange on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2″ apart.
  8. Bake, rotating the position of the pans halfway through, until the cookies are puffed, cracked, and just set around the edges: 9 to 11 minutes. Immediately sprinkle a bit of powdered sugar onto the cookies. Top with crushed candy cane. Let cool on the sheets for 3 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Notes
Adapted from Women’s Day // link in post

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Chocolate mint crinkle cookies #shop

Happy holiday baking! XO

LollyJane

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  1. 1

    These look perfect for a cookie exchange! Yum.
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      lollyjane

      They are! Thanks Miq! Wish we could go to one together! XO

  2. 3

    These look DELICIOUS!!
    I’d love for you to drop by and link up at our Holiday link party if you can: http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. 4

    These look wonderful! YUM. You’ve been featured!! Come grab a button http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com and I’d love to have you share again. Happy Holidays! xoxo~ Ruthie
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  4. 5

    Umm… YUM!!!!!!! Tomorrow morning we are hosting a Christmas Cookie Link Party! I’d LOVE if you’d share these! xoxo, Mallory

  5. 6

    they look yummy!
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