Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies Recipe

3 minutes
August 4, 2022
Andi Gleeson

These irresistible Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies are loaded with rich chocolate flavor and gooey mint filling.

If you love baking with candy, you need to know about Hershey’s® Minis. They are mini versions of your favorite candies like York Peppermint Patties, Kit Kat, Reese’s, and Rolo. These adorably small candies are unwrapped, so you can stir them right into recipes (or eat them by the handful, whatever you prefer).

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Make Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies with Hershey’s® York Minis

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Not only has Hershey’s® taken all that pesky unwrapping out of your life, but they are also offering a sweet deal on YORK MINIS at CVS right now. Grab two bags of Hershey’s® Minis in your favorite flavors, and take $1 off! Of course one of the bags should be York Minis so you can make these dark chocolate mint cookies, but I also happen to have a couple of REESE’S Minis recipes too if you want to try Reese’s Popcorn or Reese’s Stuffed Cake Pops! Whichever flavor you choose, be prepared to fight off grabby hands as soon as you open the bag as seen here:

Peppermint seems to be popular around the holidays, but if you ask me it’s perfect for summer recipes too. That cool sensation when you bite into these dark chocolate cookies loaded with minty goodness is just what you need on a hot day. Bake them in the morning before it gets too hot to turn on your oven, and then enjoy them with a cold glass of milk later in the day.

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Add Ice Cream to the Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies

Speaking of cool treats, I originally added YORK MINIS to homemade vanilla ice cream. I wasn’t happy with my ice cream base, which is why you are getting these tasty cookies instead, but the chocolate mint was a great addition! Definitely try adding them to your favorite vanilla or chocolate homemade ice cream for a minty summer treat. It’s kind of a good thing that my ice cream recipe flopped though because you get these ooey-gooey cookies instead. I hope you love them!

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How to Make Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies

Recipe adapted from Hershey’s® Kitchens Doubly Chocolate Cookies

Author: Andi GleesonCook Time: 25 minutesYields: 16 cookies


  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour (substitute 1 c. gluten-free flour and 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum if desired)
  • 1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. YORK MINIS, cut in half

Step-by-Step Recipe of Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together butter and sugars until smooth and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and mix on low until combined. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir on low until combined, and then gently stir in candy just until incorporated.
  3. Use a medium disher or tablespoon to drop balls of cookies onto a baking sheet, spacing cookies about two inches apart. (Press the cookies down to 1/2″ thickness if using gluten-free flour.) Bake 10-12 minutes in preheated oven. Cool for a few minutes on the pan, and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas
10 years ago

These sound great and my son’s favorite candy is the peppermint patty. I bet he would love these so much. I will have to make these for him sometime. Thanks so much for linking up to Tips and Tricks link party.

10 years ago

Hi, Kathleen! You should definitely give these a try if this is your son’s favorite candy! I’m sure he would love them. Thank you for having me at your party!

10 years ago

These cookies are going to make my day, week and month!!! Love love mint patties. So amazing!

10 years ago

Thank you, Zainab! I hope you can try the mini version since you are a peppermint patty fan :)

Norma| allspice and nutmeg
10 years ago

Oh yes, I love love chocolate mint. I will be making these this Summer for sure.

10 years ago

I hope you love them, Norma. Thank you!

Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
10 years ago

These cookies are calling my name, Andi! I love the combo of chocolate and mint. The mini York candies are so cute, too! Perfect in cookies!

10 years ago

Thank you, Jen! I loved how they got a little gooey during baking. So good!

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