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.
Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chips Cookies
adapted from this cookie, originally adapted from AllRecipes
1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cups white sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
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
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