Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

“And dinner parties do combine two of our favorite things. Dinner … and parties. It’s like if you could have an X-Box pancake.”

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It really is great when you can take two things that are awesome by themselves and combine them into something new. Like chocolate and peanut butter. Or peanut butter and apples. Or peanut butter and apples and waffles. Or peanut butter and… well, pretty much anything.

This is a recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. I found it forever ago, and have been itching to try it for months. Because the idea of combining the essence of mint chocolate chip ice cream (my favorite flavor) with chocolate chip cookies is truly inspired.

I wasn’t disappointed, either. I’ll be adding these to my rotation. Especially as I now have a almost-still-full bottle of mint extract that isn’t going to use itself. So, yeah… if anyone needs to borrow some, you know where to find me.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Adapted from AllRecipes.com)

  • 1 1/2 C flour
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • 1 C semisweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 C creme de menthe baking chips

(Note: In place of the creme de menthe chips and chocolate chunks, I just used what I happened to have on hand… which happened to be a combination of dark chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips, and regular semisweet chocolate chips. So, go with whatever floats your boat. Or whatever is in your cupboard.)

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Add the butter, egg, mint extract and food coloring and mix until well incorporated, and a soft dough has formed.

Stir in the chocolate chips/chunks. Drop teaspoonsful of dough onto an un-greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.

Yields about 2 dozen cookies.

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