Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip cookies

I didn't get a chance to share my new favorite cookie recipe. I made 3 dozen for an ugly sweater party, 2 for a family party, and three for the house over the past month. They were so easy and absolutely delicious. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies 💚💚

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (8 3/4 ounces) 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar (5 1/4 ounces)
1 teaspoon table salt 
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 large egg 
1 large egg yolk 
1 1/4cups high quality chocolate chips or chunks (in this recipe I prefer dark chocolate chips)
Green food coloring gel (optional)

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Spray your baking sheets with Pam or use parchment paper. Whisk flour and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.

2. Melt butter. Pour melted butter into a bowl or mixer.  Add food coloring and mix until food coloring is evenly distributed.

3. Add both sugars, salt, and mint extract to bowl with butter and mix until fully incorporated. Add egg and yolk and mix until mixture is smooth with no sugar lumps remaining.  Stir in flour mixture until just combined, about 1 minute. Stir in chocolate chips, giving dough final stir to ensure no flour pockets remain.

4. Shape dough into 1 inch round balls. Arrange 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

5. Bake cookies 1 tray at a time until cookies are golden brown and still puffy, and edges have begun to set but centers are still soft, about 8 to 14 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking. I took them out just when the edges started looking brown. My over took about 10 minutes. Then let cookies cool and enjoy! 
 And here's a pic of my ugly sweater baking buddy just because :)