Monday, January 27, 2014

Mint Chocolate Cookies

I had just started a new job (many moons ago now). I was yet to be married, so still working under my maiden name.
A couple of weeks into it, I am sitting at my desk, minding my own business and this little lady (maybe 5 ft tall) comes flying up to me.
"What is your father's name?"
(She almost sounded angry, I wasn't sure if I should answer or not)

I answered and her face just lit up like sunshine.
"I knew it!!" She yelled! (we had quite the audience at this point)

She then proceeds to tell me that she worked with my father at another company (in the same building we currently worked in, funny enough) when I was born.
She then went on about how my father would come in with pictures of me to show off to everyone.

How sweet!

I promptly emailed my father and asked if he knew Ms. So-and-So.
I think if he could have jumped through the email he would.

"OMG she was my boss for a few years. I have never had a boss like her before, or ever again. I loved working for her!"

The next time my father was up visiting, we set a date to have lunch. It was a tearful , sweet reunion.
I know they kept in touch after that, which they both enjoyed.

We lost her a few years ago to cancer. She is well missed.

She lives on though, in a pile of recipes she had emailed me over the years. This is one of them.
The cookies are amazing...but oh my word are they serious when they use the term "sticky mess"!

1 Box devil’s food cake mix
2 Eggs
2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp oil
½ Cup cocoa
1 Pkg chocolate chips
2-3 Drops peppermint extract

1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and cocoa (blend well, this WILL be a sticky mess)
3. Let dough stand for 20 minutes
4. Shape into very small ½ inch balls
5. Smash down dough balls with a spoon covered in cooking spray
6. Bake for 8 minutes
7. Let cool to room temperature
8. Heat chocolate chips in double boiler
9. When chips are completely melted, add peppermint extract
10. Frost cookies with mint chocolate mixture or dip cookies in mixture


This Recipe was shared on:
Monday: Flour Me With Love, Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Feeding Big, A Southern Fairytale, Will Cook for Smiles, Frugal Foodie Mama, A Bright and Beautiful Life, Inside Bru Crew Life, New Mama Diaries, Jam Hands, Yummy Healthy Easy, A Peek into my Paradise, Adventures in Mindful Living, The Chicken Chick
Tuesday: Pint Sized Baker, A Peek into my Paradise, The Bitter Side of Sweet, The Road to 31, Cornerstone Confessions, My Joy Filled Life, Table for Seven, Yesterfood, Chef in Training, Mandy's Recipe Box, Kathe with an E
Wednesday: Recipes for our Daily Bread, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, Wine and Glue, White Lights on Wednesday, Buns in my Oven, Ginger Snap Crafts, Mom's Test Kitchen, Lady Behind the Curtain, Crafty Allie, Lemoine Family Kitchen
Thursday: Lambert's Lately, Sweet Haute, Sweet Bella Roos, What's Cooking Love, Saving 4 Six, Miz Helen's Country Cottage, Embracing Change, The Nourishing Gourmet
Friday: The Grits Blog, Play Party Pin, Love Bakes Good Cakes, Endlessly Inspired, Dizzy Busy and Hungry, A Peek into my Paradise, Craft Dictator, Cooking with Curls
Saturday: Six Sisters Stuff, Whats Cooking with Ruthie, The Weary Chef, Cheerios and Lattes, Simply Gloria
Sunday: A Peek into my Paradise


  1. These cookies sound so good and easy too! Thanks for linking up to Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.
    Diane Roark

  2. Found you at the Blog Hop Tending the Heart Tuesday! Your newest follower :)

    PS cookies look like fun!

  3. Your cookies look so good! Mint chocolate is my husband's favorite flavor, whether it's candy or ice-cream, so I know he would LOVE these! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

  4. thanks for sharing on Weekend ReTreat. This sounds great - I am surprised you only need 2-3 drops of peppermint extract, though. When I combine it with chocolate, as you have in this recipe, it often seems that the peppermint flavor is overpowered by the chocolate.

  5. Ooh, I love cake mix recipes, especially CHOCOLATE cake mix recipes :) Thanks for sharing these awesome cookies with us at Saturday Night Fever!

  6. That is so sweet! These cookies look delicious. I love mint. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.

  7. Hi Jay,
    I just love the combination of chocolate and mint, your cookies look fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  8. Hi Jay, I love anything with mint, so this is a must make! Thanks for sharing on Worthwhile Wednesdays. Hope to see you again tomorrow at the link party!
    Thanks again,
    Allie @

  9. I love the story behind the cookies. It's just so sweet and touching, really makes the cookies that much better. Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. These look so rich and chocolaty!

    Thanks for linking up at Gingham & Roses!
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

  11. These chocolate cookies look great!! I pinned this! Thank you so much for stopping by Saturday Dishes CHOCOLATE link up.

    Blessings and have a great Sunday!
    Diane Roark

  12. Sounds really, really yummy!! Love mint and chocolate together. I'm including this in my chocolate fix roundup going live in the morning. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.
    Lucy @Coffee With Us 3

  13. I just love how easy these cookies are! My husband loves chocolate and mint together and I know he'll go crazy over a couple of these. Saving the recipe for my long list of Christmas cookies!
    Thanks for sharing your recipe to this year's #chocolateparty