Sunday, December 13, 2009

Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


These may not scream Christmas when you look at them, but if you take a bite, it’s a little Christmas party in your mouth! (I know, that was so cheesy wasn’t it?) There’s a cookie on my blog I made a long long time ago (ok, so a lil over a year ago), Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chips. Back when I had 1 follower. Back when my food photography skills were, umm… lacking. These cookies are so delicious I’ve actually made them quite a few more times. When I saw Hershey’s Mint Chocolate Chips on sale at the grocery, I couldn’t resist picking up a bag, and using them in a cookie I already knew & loved.
When I first made the cookies last year I used an itty bitty cookie scoop. This time I used my medium scoop. Also, I learned after my first batch that these cookies don’t flatten while baking. I’ve tried rolling them into a log and slicing them, but ran into issues with the chips getting cut. So the best thing to do is portion the dough into balls using a tablespoon or medium cookie scoop, and then use the bottom of a drinking glass to slightly press them down.

These were well liked at the Christmas party, and I think they brought me some mojo, because I walked away from the Dirty Santa with… a Bump-It. Oh yes. I can now have hair worthy of the Jersey Shore*. Be jealous. Oh, and go make these cookies.

*PS. I am making fun of the hairstyle on the girl, who is on the SHOW Jersey Shore. Nothing more. Please Domino’s, don’t pull your sponsorship from my blog. Oh, wait, you don’t sponsor my blog.

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Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chips Cookies

adapted from this cookie, originally adapted from AllRecipes

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 12 oz bag of mint chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the mint chocolate chips. Using medium cookie scoop, drop onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are set. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Can I recommend these cookies with some dark hot cocoa and homemade marshmallow? Not long after this photo, I ate a cookie and drank the hot cocoa for breakfast. hehehehe

**And this time last year I was enjoying these Buttered Rum Meltaways, and Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes!**

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7 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies”

  1. 1
    Lindsey — December 13, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

    These look amazing! I must try these very soon!

  2. 2
    Kristen — December 14, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    Yes please ma'am!!! I sure wish I was at that Christmas party! I mean seriously, these cookies and the possibilities of getting a BumpIt! That's just an amazingly good time in my book! :)

  3. 3
    Nandini Vishwanath — December 14, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    My sis loves these! I should so make them for her.

  4. 4
    Erin — December 14, 2009 @ 8:26 pm

    Chocolate and mint go so well together! These look delicious!

  5. 5
    Maria — December 15, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    A winning cookie indeed!

  6. 6
    Jason — December 26, 2009 @ 12:49 pm

    I made these for a little cookie bake-off at work. And won first prize.

    In the recipe you didn't list the mint chocolate chips, just the white chocolate chips. I used a bag of mint morals and dark chocolate chips and i also did only 1 tsp of vanilla and added 1 tsp of peppermint extract, to make sure it was nice and minty.

    Thanks.

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    Erin — December 26, 2009 @ 3:39 pm

    Thanks for pointing that out Jason! I have now corrected it.

    I'm so happy to hear you won first prize! That's awesome!! I love your addition of peppermint extract. :)

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