Monday, December 17, 2012

Mint Chocolate Cookies


These mint chocolate cookies are so easy and delicious!  I love them!

The original recipe comes from Mint Chocolate Delights from Nestle via Very Best Baking.  I followed the recipe except used only Green Mint Chips from Guittard (since they were less expensive than the Nestle brand and they have only the mint and no dark chocolate morsels) and used about 12 ounces instead of 10 ounces.  This recipe is one of my favorites and it freezes great so it can be made ahead of time then popped in the oven right before serving (see my tutorial on freezing cookie dough HERE)!  


Ingredients 
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 10-oz or 12-oz pkg. Mint Morsels (or Dark Chocolate & Mint)

Directions 
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. Be careful to not over bake.  
Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.







Yummmm!  I could eat the entire batch of these things myself!  Mint chocolate is my favorite flavor combinations.  Do you have any mint chocolate recipes you have tried?  I would love to see them; comment to share your recipes!

9 comments:

  1. Awesome blog! I'm following you and gave you a shout out!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/26-random-acts-of-kindness-blogger-style.html

    Have a great day!

    Marilyn

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    1. Marilyn, Thanks for the shout out! I love your blog post and I'm looking forward to following you back!

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Best Christmas. Linda

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    1. Thanks for the comment! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  3. These sound delicious! I love mint and chocolate. i pinned the recipe. I found your blog thru a link u from 4youwithlove blog, where you and I were featured. I thought she had a really fantastic idea, so I am making it a point to visit those blogs she featured and pay it forward by following them. Merry Christmas

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    1. I agree, I think it was a wonderful idea! And these cookies are to die for if you love mint and chocolate. I took some out of the freezer for a Christmas party today and they were delicious!

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  4. Those cookies look so yummy! Chocolate mint are always a good choice! I'm pretty sure I could eat a whole batch by myself too! lol

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad I froze most of the dough so I CAN'T eat the whole batch myself.. seriously might be the best idea I've had.

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  5. Hi Kristi,
    What a wonderful cookie recipe. I do not like mint and chocolate combined; but I must try you recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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