Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Mint Chocolate Cookies

I was having a particularly off day last Sunday and I decided the only thing that would make it better was a batch of homemade cookies. I love After Eights, I think that's the best way to explain the chocolates I put in these cookies, I picked up a  packet of "Mint Cremes" in Aldi to use in this recipe, you can use any variation you like. I think some plain chocolate chips would also be great in these cookies. I managed to get 12 large cookies from this recipe and I ate the majority of them myself. When I make them again I think I'll hide the chocolates inside the dough as some of the chocolate on the top slightly burnt. Also, don't forget to chill the dough in the fridge for at least an hour, the colder the dough, the bigger the cookie. Happy baking!


125g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla extract
125g plain flour
50g cocoa powder
1tsp bicarbonate of/baking soda
3tsp milk
200g After Eight/Mint Cremes

1. Mix together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes.

2. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda and begin mixing with the wet ingredients. 

3. Add the milk in a tablespoon at a time until the dough begins to form. 

4. Leave to chill in the fridge for at least an hour. 

5. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease well with butter. 

6. Take about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Press in your chocolates (I packed as many chocolates as I could into these cookies) and place on your baking sheet.

7.  Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and place on a wire rack to cool! 


  1. These look delicious, think I'll try baking these myself this weekend. xo

    1. Theyre amazing, post a picture on twitter if you do! :)

  2. My brother loves after eights I will definitely have to give these a bash when he's home from university.

    Also, how uniform and chunky are your biscuits!? I'm so jealous.

    S xo.


    1. The trick is definitely to put them in the fridge! Tweet me a picture if you make them! :)

  3. I've never seen mint choc cookies before! These sound amazing, really want to give them a try...mint chocolate is like my fave thing! x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. Mine too! My Mum was a bit iffy about mint chocolates in cookies but it didn't matter because I ate the majority of them anyway! x

  4. They look amazing (: Will definitely have to give this a go (: xx

    1. You must! I might make another batch this week 😊 xx