{make this} Chewy Chocolate Mint Cookies from Macheesmo

I saw this lovely recipe for chocolate thumbprints filled with a delectable ganache over on Macheesmo. But I am kind of lazy and couldn’t deal with making ganache and fill the cookies, so I was overjoyed to find some dark chocolate mint UFOs at Trader Joe’s to stick in the middle instead. The cookies were fabulously chewy and tasty, and the light sugar crust added some nice texture.

The UFOs are basically like an oversized, flat-ish dark chocolate chip with a strong mint flavor. If you don’t like mint and/or don’t have access to Trader Joe’s, you could stick something else in the middle. Off the top of my head, some things that might be tasty are the small Reese’s peanut butter cups, a handful of white chocolate chips or a white chocolate pistole, or caramel-filled Hershey’s kisses. Of course, if you’re not averse to a few extra steps, you could just make the original Macheesmo recipe with the ganache and what have you and have even fancier cookies. Regardless- the cookie recipe is a keeper for sure.

Here’s the link to the Macheesmo recipe. A big hit- thanks, Macheesmo!

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3 Responses

  1. This is awesome! I got these mint ufo’s at Trader Joes. Didn’t really care to eat them. Thought they would go great in a cookie or something. And then found your blog! HAHA I love it. Thank you so much for making my search so easy!