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Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies look like a regular cookie, until you take a bite. A mint wafer is nestled inside! Mint chocolate lovers will adore these cookies.
Holiday baking is a tradition for many families, including mine.
With a toddler running around this year, I’m taking a shortcut on a family favorite: Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies, which are also known as “hidden chocolate” cookies.
Instead of making the dough from scratch, I’m using Betty Crocker™ Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix from Dollar General to create the cookie dough. It’s a versatile cookie mix that yields great cookies every single time, so I know that I can trust it with this family recipe.
I’ll tuck a mint chocolate wafer inside of each ball of cookie dough, and it’ll be waiting as a surprise burst of mint chocolate for whoever bites into it!
I found the Chocolate Cookie Mix at Dollar General. I usually pop into Dollar General for greeting cards, wrapping paper, and tissue paper at a great price point. I am so over paying $7 for a greeting card and Dollar General delivers with reasonably priced cards every time!
I grabbed some holiday decor for our tree and some cooking/baking products there too, like the Betty Crocker Chocolate Cookie Mix.
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This recipe is a great one to make with kids. Little hands will be kept busy pouring out the chocolate cookie mix, stirring in the butter, and wrapping the dough around the mint wafer.
The Betty Crocker Chocolate Cookie Mix is packed with chocolate flavor that both kids and adults will love, so this is a cookie for the whole family.
Here’s how to make them:
- I found Betty Crocker™ Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix at Dollar General. Bonus: it contains no artificial flavors or preservatives.
- The chocolate cookie mix calls for a stick of butter, an egg, and a tablespoon of water. Leave time to soften the butter on the countertop before you begin.
- We’ll enclose mint chocolate wafers in the cookie dough before baking. It’s such a fun surprise when you bite into it!
How to make Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies
About an hour before making the cookies, place one stick of butter on the countertop to soften.
When you’re ready to make the cookies, preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place the Chocolate Cookie Mix in a large bowl.
Add the softened butter, one egg, and one tablespoon of butter into a large mixing bowl.
Stir with a spoon or spatula until a soft dough forms.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough. Divide the dough in half.
Flatten one piece of dough with your hands, then place a mint wafer on top.
Flatten the other piece of dough, and place it over the mint wafer. Seal the edges of the dough together.
Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.
Place the cookies on a large cookie sheet, about two inches apart. Dollar General sells foil cookie sheets that would be great for this recipe—there’s even less to clean up!
Bake the cookies for 11–13 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for two minutes, then remove them and place them on a cooling rack.
Can I make these cookies with vegetable oil instead?
Yes! The chocolate cookie mix has directions on the back for making these with vegetable oil. The directions say to use ⅓ cup vegetable oil, two tablespoons of water, and one egg.
I don’t have a cookie scoop. Can I use something else instead?
Use a tablespoon to measure the cookie dough if you don’t have a cookie scoop.
Serving the cookies
These cookies are delicious warm from the oven. The chocolate mint wafer will ooze a little when they’re still warm!
They are just as good once they have cooled, too. Along with a glass of milk or a mug of hot cocoa, they’re the perfect treat on a chilly day.
Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- 1 package Betty Crocker™ Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie Mix from Dollar General
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- 15 chocolate mint wafers
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a large bowl, stir together the chocolate cookie mix, butter, egg, and water until the mixture forms a soft dough.
- Use a cookie scoop to scoop 2 tablespoons of dough. Divide the scooped dough in half and flatten each half.
- Place a chocolate mint wafer on top of one of the halves of dough, and top with the other half. Use your fingers to seal the edges.
- Repeat with the remaining dough.
- Place the cookie dough pieces 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 12–14 minutes, or until the edges are set. Let cool for 2 minutes, then remove and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.