Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chocolate Mint Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Sunday evenings after kids are down qualify as an idyllic time to bake yourself silly. With mint chocolate chips and cocoa powder hanging around, I opted for this recipe and am la la la in love with it! Certainly you've had something like it- especially around the holidays. I for one, tend to bake a chocolate-based cookie with shards of leftover, stale candy cane or the seasonal mint-flavored M&M's.... but never have I tried adding this, the mint chocolate chip to the chocolate cookie dough. Quite liked it. The finished product is quite satisfactory, though I must say, I'm a cookie dough girl, dyed in the wool, and prefer to eat a huge scoopful (or two... or three) of the dough in lieu of the actual cookie. This particular cookie dough was no exception and is rich and chocolaty with tiny hints of refreshing mint- flavored morsels to remind you, that even though Christmas is still a half year away, anything pepperminty flavored is acceptable to eat year round. Loved it.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
{Keeping Up Cookbook}

2 1/4 cups flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 12-ounce bag mint-flavored chocolate chips

Sift together dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla until smooth. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Add chocolate chips.
Chill dough for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350. Form rounded tablespoonfuls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until just done.

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