Saturday, March 17, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

How often do you eat a green cookie? Probably not that often.  Well, the same goes for us.  So this St. Patty's Day, instead of making green Jell-O or using food coloring to dye frosting, we're making a green, minty, chocolaty cookie.  It's like mint chocolate chip ice cream, but in warm cookie form.

Start with 2 sticks of butter and soften them in a large bowl.  Add 1 1/2 cups of white sugar and cream together.

Add 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 10 drops green food coloring.

Beat 1 egg into the batter. You might want to add another because the dough is fairly dry.

Now turn your oven to 375F. Start the preheat (this way you'll finish making the dough at the same time the oven has preheated).
Next your going to start on the dry ingredients.  Most recipes call for you to mix these first in another bowl.  However we here at 2 Broke Bakers hate dishes.  Therefore here is our secret.  Mix the dry ingredients on top then fold into the original mixture.

So add 2 3/4 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder onto the top and gently mix.  Once combined start folding the dry ingredients mixture into the original mix.

Last step is to add in the package (1 cup) of dark chocolate chips.  You can add 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/2 cup creme de menthe baking chips.

We think the dark chocolate adds enough, but if you want lots of mint flavor the creme de menthe baking chips will add.

Place dough in round balls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes and then cool for 2 minutes.

Finally remove the cookies from the sheet and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

P.S. 60 cookies for under $5 = 8 cents a cookie.
Enjoy Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Recipe (adapted from The Idea Room )

1 Cup Softened Butter
1 1/2 Cup White Sugar
1/2  Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
10 Drops Green Food Coloring
1 Egg
2 3/4 Cup Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips (11oz package)

Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl
Beat in peppermint extract, vanilla extract, 10 drop green food coloring and egg.
Preheat oven to 375F
Mix flour, baking soda and baking powder on top of green mixture.  Fold flour mix unto original mix.
Add in dark chocolate chips.
Place 1 inch balls onto ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 9 minutes.  Let rest for 2 minutes on sheet. Finish cooling on wire racks.
Makes approx. 60 cookies.

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