Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oh maybe I should be saying TRIPLE chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. These cookies are like biting into the love child of an Andes mint and a Thin mint. Perfect mint flavor, balanced with loads of chocolate, white, semi sweet and special dark cocoa powder, to be exact. The best part is you’re making them at home and no one will know exactly how many you eat. If you’re looking for a mint chocolate fix these cookies are exactly what you’re looking for, I promise!
Recipe Testing with Teens=Winning!
Last week we had a load of teenage boys over to the house. I was prepared, we were fully stocked on hamburgers, tater tots (by special request), jalapeno poppers, kettle chips and a batch of fresh cookies! I like to experiment with recipes when we’re having kids over because goodness know I don’t need anymore cookies. This batch didn’t even make it until the morning. I had to hide some for photos, yes teen boys will everything you don’t hide!
Mix Up That Chocolate!
You can make these with any kind of chocolate chips you have on hand. I happened to have a bag of white chips and semi sweet, but milk would have been great too. While out shopping I did look for mint chocolate chips to add to the mix but came up empty handed. I know I’ve seen them before but I couldn’t find them.
Go easy on the mint extract. I used a scant 1/2 teaspoon and I felt like it was perfect. You really want the flavor of the chocolate cookie to come through. With a 1/2 teaspoon it does and you just get a very mellow mint taste. If you prefer more mint well then please do add it. I’d say you could go as high as a full teaspoon. That seems awfully minty to me though!
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