Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Christy

Do you love the flavors of mint and chocolate paired together? Are you looking for something festive to make for St. Patrick's Day? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then I have the perfect recipe for you! Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies. Not only do they have huge chunks of dark and milk chocolate but they also has bits of Andes Mountain Creme De Menthe candies in them. Can we say Y-U-M!!!

2 packages of Sugar Cookies (or your own sugar cookie recipe)-softened
1 cup of Andes Mountains Candy chopped
1 to 2 teaspoons mint extract (depending on how strong you want the mint flavor to be)
1/2 to 1 cup Dark Chocolate chunks or chips
1/2 to 1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
Green Food Coloring

Freeze the Andes Mountain Candy. Once frozen you can start making the cookies. Preheat the oven to 350. Remove softened cookie dough from packaging and put in a large mixing bowl. Mix together (very well) by hand- the cookie dough, mint extract, and green food coloring. (Might not be a bad idea to use rubber gloves and powder sugar the surface and gloves to prevent sticking). Chop or slightly food process the Andes Mountain Candy into chunks. Since they are frozen they should easily break into small pieces. Add the dark chocolate and milk chocolate chips (I think these cookies are better with a high ratio of chocolate vs cookie) and mix well. 

Form batter into balls or use a cookie scoop and place the cookies on a non greased cookie sheet or silpat. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes (watch for slightly golden brown edges). Once cookies are cooled, remove from pan -serve and enjoy. :)

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