Choco Mint Snap Cookies

These little morsels have been a staple around our house as long as I can remember.  They go perfectly with a glass of milk.  They are exactly how they sound, a nice chocolate mint cookie with a lovely crunch to them.  They are by no means as snappy as say a traditional ginger snap.  I might indulge in a few too many over the holidays, but they look oh so pretty and they are seriously easy to make.  

 I'm also guilty of smashing these up and putting them on ice cream.  


1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 3/4 Cup unsifted flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup vegetable shortening

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup corn syrup

1/4 tsp peppermint extract

Sugar for rolling


  1. Melt chocolate chips in a small bowl; set aside. We cheat and just use the microwave for chocolate melting.

  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine shortening, sugar and egg; beat until creamy. Mix in corn syrup, peppermint extract and melted chocolate. Gradually blend in flour mixture.

  4. Chill dough for at least 1 hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 F.

  6. Shape dough into balls, roughly 1 tbsp. A small cookie scoop is perfect for this!

  7. Roll the balls in sugar and place on cookie sheet.

  8. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. Makes 36 3" cookies.

Do share any family favorite cookies!  What is the cookie your family just has to make every year?