Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Cookie of the Month - Mint Chocolate Delights

I'm cheating a little.  My middle and I made this a couple weeks ago.  But part of the 'Cookie of the Month' for me, is making new cookie creations, rather than the standard go to Chocolate Chip.  These were so delicious, I want to share them with you :)

We had been without cookies for a little while, so I asked my son to go to the cupboard and pick out some chocolate chips of his choosing.  He had a selection of skor, white chocolate, or mint chocolate.  To my surprise (and delight!) he picked mint chocolate.  The recipe on the back of the bag was for squares, so I hit the interweb so find a good cookie recipe.  This one, was delicious.



PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

COMBINE flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

We used Hersheys Chipits Pure Semi Sweet Mint Baking Chips.  Unfortunately I was running low on cocoa (I only had a 1/3C) so I used a 1oz bar of semi sweet chocolate melted down, and added this with the wet ingredients.  I reduced the butter by 1tbsp to compensate for the bar I added.  This worked out great.  The cookies were moist, and chocolatey :)
Given it's February, and some cookies should be made to celebrate Valentine's, there will probably be a second Cookie of the Month in a couple of weeks :)
If you make these, would love to hear what you think!

1 comment:

  1. oooo. those look very tasty!
    (though i would use non-minty chips - for me . . . )