Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mint Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

Peanut butter and jelly. Bread and butter. Chips and dips. Steak and potatoes. The list goes on and on. So many great food duos out there to make and enjoy. Here's another one of my favorites: chocolate and mint.



















By the way, don't you just love the combo of pink and chocolate brown? So pretty!

However, these cookies could almost be called a trio: chocolate, chocolate and mint. If you like chocolate, you'll love these cookies. Thanks to
crispy waffle for posting this recipe for "gooey double chocolate chip cookies," these are great. Although, in her recipe the trio is more along the lines of chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate (not such a bad thing, really). I replaced the chocolate chunks in her recipe with Andes baking chips.

Ingredients

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1/2 c. butter
2 large eggs
1 1/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. dutch-process cocoa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. Andes mint baking chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Add bittersweet chocolate and whisk to melt and combine. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Beat at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Decrease speed to low and add melted chocolate mixture until well combined. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in Andes mint baking chips.


Drop 1 1/2 Tbs. portions of batter about 2-inches apart onto baking sheets. Bake for about 12 minutes (no longer than 13 minutes), rotating pans half way through to ensure even baking. Cookies should be slightly underbaked so center stays soft and chewy.

Remove whole sheet of parchment to cooling rack to cool.



6 comments:

  1. i love mint choc! and yes the pink loots sooo pretty with the brown!:)

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  2. If you have an interest in selling cookies or cookie dough for a fundraiser there is a website called Easy Fundraising Ideas that has about 10 different Cookie Dough Fundraising programs and they don't cost anything to start.

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  3. I'm with you there about the choc/mint thing. Whoever first put them together should absolutely get the Nobel. These look great.

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  4. did you use regular cocoa or dutch-process? i thought that dutch-process did not react to baking soda.

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  5. I used dutch process, and the cookies turned out a-okay!

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