Friday, December 20, 2013

DIY: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm not a big sweets person, but every once in awhile I get a craving for a nice chewy cookie. I can be picky about it, there must be the slightest crunch to the cookie while being soft and gooey in the center. I whipped up these ahhh-mazing mint chocolate chip cookies and just had to share! These make a great treat or even gift for this time of the year, the peppermint extract is really the winner to this, and gives the most delightful minty taste throughout the cookie.

First up is gathering up the ingredients:

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened but not melted
  • 3 tsp peppermint extract (this really brings it to the next level!)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 4 tsp real cocoa powder (sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 (10oz) package mint chocolate M&Ms or 6 individual packets
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1. Combine sugars, butter, eggs and peppermint extract in bowl. Mix with a wooden spoon or egg beater until light and fluffy.
2. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, baking powder, corn starch, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk to combine well.
3. Fold dry ingredients into wet batter. Gently add in mint chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips. (Starting from here I forgot to take pictures)
4. Chill dough for 1 hour or more.
5. Preheat oven to 350F
6. Form walnut-sized dough balls, squish flat and place 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cookies may seem underdone, but will set nicely upon cooling.


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