Friday, December 18, 2009

Mint Chocolate Cookies

There really aren't many better combinations than mint and chocolate. There's little you can do when blending these flavors that won't come out at least edible if not delicious. These cookies fell into the delicious category. I thought they reminded me of Andes mints. My mom said she thought they tasted like Thin Mints. Either way, delicious. These are basically the cookie recipe on the back of the Nestle Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels bag, but hey, they've got a well-paid, well-trained staff coming up with recipes. Who am I not to steal them?

Mint Chocolate Cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa (I'd avoid the super dark versions of baking cocoa out there right now for this recipe since the chips themselves are dark chocolate.)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 2/3 cups (10 oz. pkg) Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels

1- Preheat oven to 325.
2- Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
3- Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Add eggs. Slowly add flour mixture. Stir in morsels.
4- Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

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