Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chocolate Mint Cookies

These cookies were surprisingly delicious! I'm not a huge mint fan, but I couldn't stop eating these! I wanted to make something fun for St. Patrick's Day and by combining a few different recipes, I came up with these soft, chewy, minty cookies. They taste almost exactly like the Girl Scout's Thin Mint cookies, but they are soft, which is pleasantly delicious. I found some really fun bright green Guittard Mint chips that were a lot of fun to use, but any mint chip/Andes mint/mint wafer would work.

Chocolate Mint Cookies

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups Mint Chocolate Chips or Andes Mint Baking chips

In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.
At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes.
When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 5 to 6 mint chips on top of each cookie. Let the mint chips sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie. Eat and enjoy!

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