Sweet Mint Popcorn Chocolate Cookies

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Have you seen the new Sweet Mint Popcorn?!?! I’m not even a mint fan and it’s a whole new level of addiction. It’s goooooooooooooooooooooooood! And crunchy, and minty, and sweet, and heeelllooo Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, Serendipity movie marathon while downing the bag!!

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And so true to my nature, I mock it all up and toss it in some cookies!! …. And then down all of them during the movie marathon!!

I dedicate these cookies to my bestie, even though she hasn’t eaten them, I thought of her the entire time while making them. There’s no one I know who loves mint and chocolate more than her … not kidding, it’s kind of like my chocolate peanut butter addiction.. except on a whole new level … not kidding, like Aladdin’s whole new world kind of level. It’s very possible that I’ve now successfully scarfed down enough cookies that I no longer know what the heck I’m talking about… not kidding!

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Sweet Mint Popcorn Chocolate Cookies 

6 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1/4 teaspoon mint extract

1 ¾  cups all purpose flour

¾  cup cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 cup sweet pepper mint popcorn + 1 cup for topping

½ cup vanilla frosting

½ tsp mint extract

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Directions

Preheat oven to 350

Cream butter and sugar together.

Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add in 1/4 tsp mint extract.

In separate bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to Butter mixture.

Fold in popcorn.

Scoop dough onto prepared cookie sheet – bake for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and completely  cool cookies.

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Once cooled, in a separate bowl, combine frosting and mint extract.

Microwave for 30 seconds.

Drizzle onto cooled cookies and top with popcorn.

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Soooo pretty .. soooo minty … sooo yuuuummm!!

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Super Minty Fresh Chocolate Cookies

Sugar Monsters!! How are you? How was your weekend?!?!

I had a fabulous weekend. Fab-u-lous! And, I hope you did too.

Now it’s monday 😦

Monday… back to work, back to school, back to responsibilities and back to longing for the comfy-cozy feeling of being in your pj’s snuggled in bed.

😦

Let’s rescue Monday… Let’s instead give Monday a great name, and an amazing feeling by adding some chocolate to this party.

How can you have a lame monday if there’s chocolate involved?

Yaaa-hooooo for Mondays with chocolate 😀

These cookies are SO incredibly chocolatey… and oh so SUPER-DUPER minty fresh.

If that hasn’t sold you on these little gobs of yumm … there’s thin mints in them.

Yes.

I said

THIN MINTS!!

Confession: I read everywhere the best way to eat thin mints.. were frozen. So, I froze them… and almost ate the entire package.

No words. *droool*

Besides, rescuing monday … I needed to rescue my waist-line… so I made these.

Now, I get to share the yumm-osity with all of you good-looking people.

Happy Monday 🙂

Super Minty Fresh Chocolate Cookies

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Granulated Sugar

2 Eggs

1 Cup Coco powder

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Sea Salt

2 Cups Flour

1/2 Cup Mint Hot Chocolate

2 Tsp Water

1 Tbsp Vanilla

1 Tbsp Hot Fudge Sauce

24 Thin Mints – chopped

15 Holiday Mints – crushed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 oc. Lightly spray or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, combine Baking Soda and Water.

In a mixer or a large bowl, cream butter and sugars.

Add eggs

Fudge time!! Add the chocolate fudge sauce and vanilla extract.

Miiiixxxxx. Then, add the Baking Soda Solution

Pump up the choc-o-lattteee!!

Add the Cocoa powder and Hot chocolate mix.

Now, add the flour in 3 parts. Mixing well, after each addition. Once completed, add salt.

Ode to chocolatey-goodness *yuumm*

Toss in the crushed holiday mints.

And last but not least … saving the best for last.

Add the chopped thin mints 😀

Chocolate + Thin Mints … dreamy

Stir your little concoction together, trying your best to evenly distribute the thin mints.

Next, scoop onto a cookie sheet.

Bake 12 minutes, at 350.

Allow to cool … or at least until not scorching hot  and then….

diiiigggg innnnn 🙂

Time to add some sweetness to your Monday 🙂

Have a great day, sweethearts – – make this a fab week!!

xox