All the credit for this recipe, and the actually cookies, go to my mom. She made these cookies I believe twice now…this is the first time I gave them a try and I think the recipe (with the substitution of chips) is a keeper! The recipe she used is from www.verybestbaking.com. They are actually called White Chip Chocolate Cookies. As you can see in the picture, instead of using the white chocolate chips she used mint chips. This cookie reminds me a lot of my mom’s famous Thanksgiving Day Mint Brownies but in cookie form.
If this isn’t the first time you’ve checked out my blog, you will know that this isn’t the first recipe I’ve posted that is my mom’s (although the first that she made and I haven’t tried yet). She deserves most of the credit to my baking skills since she basically taught me how and let my sis and I make disasters in her kitchen when we were young and wanted to bake. Thanks mom, you’re the best, along with your cookies!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Recipe from www.verybestbaking.com)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) mint chocolate chips (or other chips)
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by well-rounded teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.