Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies from www.twopeasandtheirpod.com #recipe

Yes, I am posting another cookie recipe. I am not going to apologize because these are worth posting and “tis the season,” right? I just can’t stop baking. I love baking during the holidays and I need to-we have lots of friends, neighbors, and co-workers that deserve treats.

I decided to make a  batch of chocolate mint cookies because they are perfect for the holidays. The dark chocolate cookie dough was perfect for the bright green mint chips. These cookies are ooohhh soooo chocolaty! They are soft, rich, and the mint chips add a refreshing touch. I think I will have to add these to my favorite holiday cookie list. They are too good to not bake.

Forget the after dinner mint and grab a chocolate mint chip cookie instead. Your mouth and tummy will thank you.

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Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

1-1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dutch-process cocoa-make sure to use dutch process for a rich/dark flavor
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cubed and room temp
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 bag of mint chips-I used Guittard

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line baking sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

Whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa, and set aside. Beat the butter on medium-high until light and add sugars, creaming well. Add the vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the flour mixture in 2 batches, alternately with the milk in one batch, mixing well. Stir in the mint chips. Chill dough for at least 15 minutes. You can make the dough a few hours or 2 days before baking and it will be fine. Just wrap it up and keep in the fridge.

Scoop the dough onto a parchment- or silpat-lined cookie sheet, press down on them slightly, and bake for 14-15 minutes…for a normal size cookie. Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheet, they will set up as they cool. Store in an air-tight container, they will stay fresh for a couple of days.

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If you like these chocolate mint cookies, you might also like:

Chocolate Mint Thumbprints from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies from Eat Me, Delicious
Winter Mint Cookies from Dog Hill Kitchen
Chocolate Mint Wafers from Recipe Girl

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