Chocolate-Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Two things.

1.  Last week, my Mom commented that I hadden’t made any non-dinner recipes in a while.

2.  Dahv & his best friend Matt are going camping in NY this week.  Apparently Matt “requested” I make something for them.

Who am I to say no?  After rummaging through our pantry closet, I decided I wanted to do SOMETHING with the Cocoa Powder I had bought a while back.  What started as “something” chocolate turned into one of the best cookies I’ve EVER baked.  WOW.

Chocolate-Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe adapted from:  Love from the Oven.
Makes 25-30 Cookies
Ingredients:
1 cup (2 sticks) cold Butter, cut into Tablespoon sized pieces
1¼ cup Sugar
2 large Eggs
½ cup Cocoa Powder
2¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Shake of Sea Salt (or a 1/4 tsp. if you use Unsalted Butter)
1 tsp. baking powder
10 oz Bag of Andes Mint Chips
Directions:
1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare two baking sheets with a Silpat Mat or Parchment Paper.
2.  Combine the cold butter and sugar in a mixer for 2-3 minutes on medium speed until it’s completely combined.
3.  Add eggs, one at a time while it’s still mixing.  
4.  Turn the mixer speed down to low and slowly add the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.  You want to do this slowly so it doesn’t get all over your table and yourself!
5.  Once the batter is well combined, turn off the mixer.  Now, mix the Andes Mint Chips into the batter.    
6.  Using your hands or a Tablespoon, spoon the cookies onto the silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets.  Make sure you don’t put them too close together.  
7.  Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies.  Cool on the trays for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack until they are cool enough to eat.  

 

These babies were soooooooooooooo good.  They have the same mint flavor as Mint Choco Chip ice cream but with MORE chocolate flavor.  They turned out pretty ugly, so next time I’ll probably make sure I have some of my Mom’s Green Mint Chocolate on hand to drizzle them with.

My batch made 24 Cookies, which was the perfect amount to try some, give half to the boys, and bring some to work too! (I may or may not have saved a whole cookies-worth dollop of raw dough for Dave to eat… and may have eaten one myself… hehe)  The cookies were super soft and moist- the most important requirement when baking for Dahv!

Even though they’re ugly, try them I promise you, you won’t be disappointed!

This was the first time I’ve been able to use the new Silpat Mats Mom bought… they are amazing. The Cookies slid right off and it wiped clean in seconds!

MMMMM! Had to try them when they were warm 🙂

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