March 17, 2014

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies



I sometimes have a craving for mint - chocolate mint, mint tea, mint chip ice cream, chocolate mint candies, peppermints - it is so refreshing and soothing.  The combination of chocolate and mint was fated -  I am certain these two wonderful plant products could not exist side by side without some person having the idea of mixing them together.  These cookies call for mint chocolate chips which are readily available in grocery stores.  For a quick chocolate and mint fix try these cookies.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes about 3 dozen

1 ¼ cup flour
½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
cups cocoa 
½ cups butter
¼  cups sugar
½ cups brown sugar
1-½ teaspoon vanilla extract
cups milk
12 ounces mint chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa, and set aside.
Beat the butter on medium-high until light and then add sugars, creaming well.
Add the vanilla and beat until smooth. 
Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. 
Stir in the mint chips.
Chill dough for at least 15 minutes. 
Scoop the dough into round tablespoon-sized balls and place onto prepared baking sheet, press down on the dough balls slightly, and bake for 10-12 minutes. 
Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet, they will set up as they cool. 
Store in an air-tight container. 



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