Sunday, May 18, 2014

Double Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love mint and chocolate.  The two in a cookie = love at first bite!  I really can't get enough of these mint chips.
The texture and flavor is fabulous.

Double Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup shortening
2-1/2 brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon mint extract
green food coloring (optional)
3-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mint chips
1 cup chocolate chips

Cream the shortening, butter, and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs, vanilla, milk and mint extract, and enough green food coloring to reach desired color.  Cream until incorporated.  Add the flour, soda, and salt; mix well.  Stir in mint chips and chocolate chips.  Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto a lightly greased baking sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.

 To a large bowl add 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
 1 cup of shortening
 and 2-1/2 cups brown sugar.  Cream until light and fluffy.
Now add in your two eggs
 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  1/4 cup milk
 and 1 tablespoon of mint extract (I like peppermint).
 Now so that everyone knows these cookies are mint, we're going to add a little green food coloring to make the cookies a mint green color.
 There that looks pretty minty to me.
 Now add 3-1/2 cups of flour
 1-1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
 1 teaspoon of salt.  Mix everything together.
 Now add the mint chips
 and chocolate chips.  I used semi-sweet but I think dark chocolate chips would be delicious in this recipe.
 Drop by rounded tablespoon fulls onto a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2-inches apart.  
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden.
 Note:  To make these cookies chocolate, substitute 1/2 cup of the flour for cocoa powder and omit the food coloring.

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