Monday, March 19, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wanted to keep everything green for St. Patty's Day weekend and was tickled when I came across these yummy cookies on Pinterest.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2 3/4 cup flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Green Food Coloring 8-10 drops
2 cups broken up Andes Creme de Menthe Candies or use the Baking Chips of the same name


Preheat oven to 375F. Add butter and sugar to stand mixer. Cream until light and fluffy. Add eggs, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix again. Add vanilla and mix until light and fluffy again.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to mixer and mix on low until combined. Add enough green food coloring to get the right color. Different brands will take different amounts, but 8-10 drops is about what it will take (the color of the dough should be a little darker than you want the cookie color to be.) Add mint chips and mix until incorporated.

Drop cookie dough by the tablespoon onto parchment paper on a baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 375F. Let cool.

Final photo taken by Me :)

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