If you read the title of this post and thought to yourself “that sounds really tasty” let me assure you that you are correct. They really are tasty 🙂 The original recipe didn’t call for peppermint extract in the dough but I decided since I love mint it would be perfect. The chips I used were a limited edition from Nestle. If you see these delicious dark chocolate and mint chips I highly recommend picking up a bag. I only wish I would have bought more than one. I went to the store today and they didn’t have any left….boo 😦 Honestly the store seemed to be sold out of almost everything. I went to buy a bag of Christmas themed M&M’s and they were sold out of those too. I asked the guy who works at the store and he says “oh yeah those flew off the shelf this year.” It makes me wonder who are all these people buying M&M’s and what do they need them for? I only ask because it annoys me they bought all of them before I got a bag 🙂
Well ladies and gentleman I apologize for this short post but I have a lot of Christmas baking to do and it’s not going to get done unless I get my lazy butt into the kitchen and make it. Enjoy!!!
Chocolate Mint Cookies with Dark Chocolate & Mint Chips (Mint Chocolate Delights):
2 C. all-purpose flour
2/3 C. Baking Cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine – softened (I used butter)
2/3 C. granulated sugar
2/3 C. packed brown sugar
1 t. vanilla extract
1/2 t. peppermint extract (I didn’t really measure but it was somewhere around 1/2 t. but add more if it’s not minty enough for you)
2 large eggs
1 10-oz. package Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels
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.