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Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies Recipe

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This Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies Recipe is one of the best! Every bite is full of mint and chocolate flavor. Be sure to check out my Yummy Cookie Recipes for even more sweet treats.

If you’re a fan of chewy cookies with crisp edges, hold onto your hats. These homemade cookies are a household favorite – and perfect for a holiday dessert.

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I’m a sucker for a good cookie recipe. Cookies are my go-to when I’m craving a sweet or treat. I’ll pour the kids a glass of milk and pour myself a cup of coffee – and enjoy!

I’m a huge fan of surprise homemade goods for the kids, and these are some of my favorite cookies to whip up.

Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookies Recipe

The crackle cookies are not only delicious but easy to make. This cookie recipe combines the flavors of chocolate and mint perfectly so that you get some of both in every single bite.

Baking cookies in the kitchen can totally be a fun family affair! I like to help measure the ingredients – and the kids love to help stir.

With our baking powers combined, we get these crackle cookies that we all love to eat!

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What are crackle cookies?

Crackle cookies are a traditional delicacy native to the United States. These delectable treats are made by mixing flour, sugar, butter, and eggs before adding flavorings such as vanilla extract and spices.

The batter is then rolled out and cut into shapes, typically circles or diamonds.

After baking in the oven for approximately 10 minutes, the cookies emerge with a distinct “crackle” in their texture from the combination of melted and unmelted sugar crystals. Crackle cookies offer a delightful blend of crunchy yet soft textures.

Preparing them is an enjoyable activity for both adults and kids alike. They also make a great snack or dessert when accompanying coffee or ice cream.



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Make it a Meal:

It’s a great time to start meal planning. Stop stressing over the meals and desserts for the week, and let meal planning give you back some of your time!

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Vegetable Side: Asparagus Spirals

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Super Tasty Blue Mocktail Recipes

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Once you make this Chocolate and Mint Crackle Cookie Recipe, keep that baking mindset going. There are so many delicious cookie recipes out there to enjoy!

I think you’ll love some of my favorite cookie recipes.

The taste of this Gingerbread Cookies Recipe will have you ready for Christmas.

Have fun making this Cappuccino Cookies Recipe! Perfect for coffee fans.

Spooky Spider Cookies are a must for the Halloween season.

Give your oven a break and make these No Bake Christmas Cookies.

Pumpkin Pie Cookies are a true fall treat that everyone will grab more of.

You’ll be so happy with this Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe. Flavorful and crazy good!

Be sure to make a dozen or two of this Patriotic Cake Mix Cookies Recipe!

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How do you soften hard cookies? 

Softening hard cookies is a relatively common dilemma in the kitchen. People often put hardened cookies in the microwave for several seconds to achieve soft-baked perfection.

While this method softens cookies, it should be noted that other, gentler techniques are available.

For instance, wrapping them in a damp cloth and allowing them to sit at room temperature for an hour can give you perfectly softened treats without worrying about losing flavor or texture due to microwaving.

You can even place cooked or doughy cookies on top of a frosted glass of water to absorb moisture from the steam and acquire a softer texture.

Ultimately, each approach comes with risks and rewards; individuals should test various solutions and determine which works best for them when trying to achieve cookie softness.

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How do I reheat cookies to soften them?

Reheating cookies to soften them is a common question many bakers and cookie enthusiasts encounter.

Several methods can be used to accomplish this task, although some techniques may be more effective than others. One popular method is to place the cookies in a microwave-safe dish and heat them for a few seconds until they are warm and soft to the touch.

Another option is to wrap the cookies securely in aluminum foil and heat them in a preheated oven for a few minutes. It is important to avoid overheating the cookies as this can cause them to become dry and unappetizing.

Following these simple tips makes it possible to reheat cookies and restore them to their soft and delicious state.

More Mint Recipes:

With so many possibilities, it’s no wonder that more and more recipes featuring mint are emerging daily. Whether you’re a culinary professional or a home cook, exploring mint’s many uses will surely add some excitement to your kitchen repertoire.

As a result, more and more chefs are experimenting with this herb to create exciting new recipes that are both delicious and satisfying. Here are some of my top recipes that I think you’ll love! You can easily have that minty flavor anytime that you want, right at home!

Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookie Recipe

Chocolate Mint Crackle Cookie Recipe

Yield: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Crackle cookies are a perfect way to great a holiday dessert or simple treat. Find out why these soft and delicious cookies are a family in our house!


  • 24 chopped Andies candies plus about 10-12 additional pieces broken up
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup of shortening
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Melt the 24 candies that are chopped in a pan on medium heat. Stir the whole time. Please take off the heat once melted and let it cool.
  2. Use a mixer and beat the shortening on medium for about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder, and salt. Mix. Once combined, add the eggs, melted chocolate, and vanilla. Slowly add the flour and mix.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2-3 hours in the fridge.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add parchment paper to baking sheets.
  5. Shape the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls and put them 3 inches apart on the lined sheet.
  6. Put in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. The tops should have cracks. Take out of the oven and put 3-4 pieces of chocolate on top. Don't press them down.
  7. Put the cookies back into the oven for 1 more minute.
  8. Take out and let the cookies cool on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 43mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 12/7/2022

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