Ethical Chef: Chocolate Mint Cookies

There’s nothing like biting into a warm gooey cookie during the holiday season. If you need cookies for an ugly sweater party, a snack to get you through finals (no, we didn’t forget about you college kids!) or a treat to leave for Santa, we’ve got a recipe for you. When you buy the ingredients made by the companies listed below, you’re helping to spread holiday cheer. The ingredients from those ethical companies help support good jobs.

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar (Domino)
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa (Hershey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (Morton, Kroger)
  • 4 large egg whites (Horizon)
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla (Kroger)
  • 1 ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips (Hershey)
  • 3/4 cups mint chocolate candy of your choice


  1. Heat oven to 350° and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Add sugar, cocoa and salt together in a bowl
  3. Add egg whites and vanilla. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  4. Fold in the dough and set aside for five minutes.
  5. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of batter on your large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and space them about two inches apart
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes
  7. Remove and place your delicious cookies on a wire rack
  8. Let them cool 3 minutes
  9. Transfer to a festive plate and enjoy


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