Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies {dessert}

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from scratch. Full of peppermint and dark chocolate chips makes this cookie perfect for Christmas, St. Patrick's day, or any time of year. delicious. yummy. Alohamoraopenabook Alohamora Open a book

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I'm not a drinker, but I do love mint.  In regards to celebrating the day, I'm sure mint is the equivalent to a Guinness I'm sure.  ;) 

I love mint chocolate chip ice cream.  Mint and chocolate is my second favorite combo (only peanut butter and chocolate beat it out).  It's just delicious.  

I love mint and have a few other mint cookies.  These Andes Mint cookies are delicious, and these Double Chocolate Mint M&M cookies are scrumptious as well.  

However, I was lacking a GREEN mint cookie, and felt this Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie was just the recipe I needed to share with you on St. Patrick's Day!  It's green.  It's mint. It's delicious.


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe: Alohamora adapted from TheFoodCharlatan
Active Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time; 2.5 hours
Servings: 22 large cookies

1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk, large
1 tsp peppermint extract
10 drops of green food coloring
3 c. and 2 Tbsp flour  (3 cups for flatter cookies)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag (11 oz) dark chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl as needed. 
  2. Add the eggs, yolk, peppermint, and food coloring to the to the bowl mixing after each addition. 
  3. Add the remaining dry ingredients, except the chocolate chips, to the bowl in the order listed.  Mix the dough until it is just combined.  
  4. Add the chocolate chips to the dough until just combined. 
  5. Using the large cookie scoop (or about 1 1/2 Tbsp) to scoop the dough into balls and place them all on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat map. Let the dough freeze for 30 minutes and then place all of the dough in a labeled sealed airtight bag.  The cookies can stay in this sealed bag in your freezer for a couple months.   
  6. When ready to cook the cookies, add 6-8 dough balls to a parchment paper or a baking mat pan.  Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for approximately 8 to 10 minutes until they are no longer shiny.   
  7. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes or so.  
  8. Enjoy the cookies warm with milk, or just enjoy them!
  9. Store leftovers in an airtight container on the counter. 

Happy Green wearing St. Patrick's Day fun! 

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