Thursday, February 23, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Mint and chocolate go together like milk and cookies... so why not combine them?! The combination of fresh cool mint, deep chocolate and sweet buttery cookie make these mint chocolate chip cookies absolutely incredible.


Most chocolate chip cookie recipes make at least a few dozen cookies. It took me a while to come up with a small batch of 8 cookies with the perfect flavor, texture and deliciousness. They have a rich, buttery mint flavor, crisp edges and a melt in your mouth chewy center. These cookies are perfectly festive for St. Patrick's Day, Christmas, or anytime!

 

Baking in small batches is so easy and quick. To me, these cookies are perfection... give them a try and let me know what you think! 

Simply cream together the butter and sugar.


Add the wet ingredients.


Add dry ingredients.


Add green food coloring and fold in the chocolate chips.


Green cookie dough!


Roll into 8 perfect cookie dough balls...


Bake until centers are puffy and edges begin to set.


Enjoy!



Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {Small Batch}

Yield: 8 cookies*


*For a larger batch, double recipe below, replacing the egg yolk and milk with 1 whole large egg.


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (90g) all-purpose flour, weighed or spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar 
  • 5 tablespoons packed light brown sugar 
  • 1 large egg yolk 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon mint extract (found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores) 
  • green gel food coloring
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 


In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a medium size bowl beat together the butter and sugars on medium speed. On low speed, add the egg yolk, milk, vanilla, mint extract and food coloring until desired color is reached (gel coloring is recommended, liquid food coloring will thin out your dough). Add flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover dough and refrigerate for 1 hour until firm.



Roll dough into 8 balls and place about 1-2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, until edges just start to turn golden brown but centers are still soft and puffy. Do not over bake. Let sit on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store at room temperature in an air tight container. 



  
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6 comments:

  1. TheMrsatSuccessAlongtheWeighFebruary 23, 2012 at 8:44 AM

    Why on Earth did I not think of this!? So fun and cute! (Bonus if you can get your co-workers tongues to turn green!)

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  2. What fun and I'm glad it's a small batch recipe - that way I won't eat too many! :)

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  3. Stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) these LOOK amazing and i will for sure make these next week!

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  4. Yummy ! I love Mint Chocolate Chip

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  5. Samantha RichardsonFebruary 28, 2012 at 4:46 AM

    Found these from foodgawker.com and am so glad that I did! Yay for fun colored food! Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to make it with the kids.

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  6. So glad you found us too! You'll have to post a photo on the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe Facebook wall and let us know how they turned out!

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