This is one of our go-to holiday baking recipes because it’s SO easy, and everyone loves them. These chewy, brownie-like cookies are delicious and are perfect for a holiday dessert or snack, or a cookie exchange!
There’s nothing like an extra chocolatey, soft cookie with a hint of mint for the holidays. Yum! And my kids would definitely agree, because these cookies vanish fairly quickly when I bake them. I love seeing the joy on their faces as they taste a delicious holiday treat. You just know that they will always remember their childhood when they taste the same cookie years later. Think about those holiday flavours and smells that bring you back… isn’t that amazing that food can transport you through time and generate those fuzzy feelings and positive memories?
As a dietitian, I know the importance of nutrition, but I also know that food provides more than that – it creates positive memories, creates connection between family and friends, and makes us feel good. That’s valuable too! So the next time you see your child devouring a yummy treat, relish in the idea that when they smell or taste that same treat later in life, they’ll look back with fond memories.
I love these double chocolate cookies for so many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is that they’re so easy and quick to make! So, they’re a great holiday treat to make with your kids (because you won’t lose your patience in the process!). Make sure not to over-mix the wet and dry ingredients together – the cookies won’t turn out as fluffy and soft. You can either drop the cookies onto the cookie sheet or roll and slightly flatten the cookies like I did (this makes them a bit more symmetrical).
Substitutions for this cookie recipe
If you’re not a fan of the mint chocolate combo, you can skip the mint and put regular holiday M&M’s or Smarties, or really anything that your heart desires! But make sure that you don’t try to “healthify” this recipe (or any holiday recipe for that matter), because it won’t turn out and won’t taste as good. So, what’s the point?! To make them vegan, you can sub out the butter for coconut oil and use chia or flax eggs to replace the eggs, but I have to warn you… I’ve never tried this before myself!