Prepare yourself for the world’s most delicious cookie! I’ve made these every Christmas for over 4 years now…they’re SO good! In fact, they’ve been featured on here before, but they were included in a post with 3 other types of cookies, so I decided to revisit them and give them their very own post! They deserve it! They’re originally called Chocolate Peppermint Cookies or something like that, but I changed the name to ‘Chocolate Mint Puddles’ a few years back because I thought it was totally fitting (it must have caught on too, because since then, I’ve seen quite a few bloggers adopt the name too!). If you’re a chocolate/mint addict like me, you’ll absolutely love these. They’re a bit more work than the average cookie, but totally worth it! Make these for your next cookie exchange or party- everyone will go nuts for them!

Chocolate Mint Puddles

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 (4.5 ounce) packages chocolate covered thin mints (Andes mints)

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the sugar, butter and water, stirring occasionally until melted. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate chips until melted and set aside to cool for 10 minutes. Pour the chocolate mixture into a large bowl, and beat in the eggs, one at a time. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt, stir into the chocolate mixture. Cover and refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, be careful not to overbake. When cookies come out of the oven, Press one mint wafer into the top of each cookie and let sit for 1 minute. When the mint is softened, swirl with the back of a spoon or toothpick to make a pattern with the green filling of the mint wafer. For smaller cookies, break mints in half.



  1. sounds fantastic!


    Comment by kristy ray — December 11, 2010 @ 11:28 AM

  2. These look awesome! I may need to try them this year!


    Comment by Chrissy — December 11, 2010 @ 11:57 AM

  3. What a cute and original cookie idea!


    Comment by brannyboilsover — December 11, 2010 @ 3:21 PM

  4. I love the shimmer of the “puddle” in the middle of the cookies. Big chocolate/mint fan here so these are a must try!


    Comment by Tracey — December 11, 2010 @ 7:16 PM

  5. Hmmmmm – they look perfect and sound like they taste delicious with those thin mints.


    Comment by Eliana — December 12, 2010 @ 4:10 PM

  6. I make these cookies every year and they are fantastic. My coworkers and friends beg for them. The original name for them was Chocolate Mint Marvels and I believe they were in Better Homes and Gardens about 5 years ago. Soooo good, making a big batch this week. Great photos!


    Comment by Kate — December 13, 2010 @ 9:05 AM

  7. Yum! How many cookies does this recipe make?


    Comment by Erin — December 15, 2010 @ 2:11 PM

  8. […] when I recently saw this recipe for “Chocolate Mint Puddles” here and here, which features an entire delicious mint per cookie, I figured these would be right up my ally.  […]

    Pingback by chocolate mint puddles | gimme some oven — December 18, 2010 @ 11:28 PM

  9. these sound really yummy!


    Comment by tiff — December 23, 2010 @ 3:09 PM

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