Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Mint Chocolate Cookies - MMMM!


I came across this delicious cookie recipe at Angie's A'lil Country Sugar and knew I had to try them.

After all, I am a cookie monster (& a chocolate monster to boot!)

I wasn't disappointed!

Wonderfully chocolate-y. Mint-y too!  MMMM!


I only made a couple of minor changes...

Instead of using the store-bought Andes chips, I chopped my own.  I had found a pkg. of Andes mints on sale, and scooped them up, just waiting for the right recipe to come along....

This was it!

I chopped them in larger chunks and used a full cup.


Then...because I was making these for an upcoming bake sale, with plans to freeze the cookies until it's time, I rolled them in balls so they would be smooth.  (more pleasing to the eye?)

They were a bit messy (you could use a spring-loaded scoop), but were nice and thick and sooo yummy.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 c. all-purpose flour
2/3 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
10 TBS butter, soft
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. Andes baking chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together on high speed for 2 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until blended.

Add the flour mixture slowly, and mix until combined. Fold in the Andes mints.

Drop dough by teaspoonsful onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (I rolled them between my hands for a smooth cookie - a bit messy, but fun)

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until no longer doughy. Cool completely on a wire rack.