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Favorite Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Favorite Mint Chocolate Chip CookiesHere is one of those simple pleasures that we sort of stumbled upon around here. We love chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven — the kind you can dunk in your coffee or milk without compromising the structural integrity of the cookie. And we really enjoy making them for a quick break or a fun bedtime snack.

On one occasion we found we had run out of vanilla. What is a mom to do? Punt, of course. There was mint. And voila! A new cookie was born.

Here is our favorite mint chocolate chip cookie:

Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup + 1 Tbs. brown sugar, packed
1 large egg yolk
2 3/4 Tbs. milk
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cup unbleached white flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix butter and sugars until thoroughly blended.  Add yolk, milk, and peppermint; mix until smooth.

Add the dry ingredients until just combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.

Bake on cookie sheet for 12 minutes.  Let cool on the sheet for 3 minutes before removing to wire rack.

 

All of the joy of an excellent chocolate chip cookie with a hint of mint.  And best of all … they’re not green.

Additional Modifications
  • If you must have green cookies, use 6 to 8 drops of green food coloring to reach the desired color.  I’ll try not to look.