Sunday, October 13, 2013

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies




Okay, so I know it's October and I should be making pumpkin something or others, but when I got Secrets from the Cookie Princess I knew I wanted to make a cookie for this month's Secret Recipe Club. And then I saw these and, I'm sorry, but my mind just fast-forwarded to December and I thought, "I have to make them." I even took them to the Halloween party we attended tonight. So much for pumpkiny pumpkin things. Incidentally, Colleen has tons of delicious-looking cookies on her site. Other things too, but, yes, lots and lots of great-looking cookies.

Anyway, if you really want Halloween-looking cookies, I'm sure you could dress these up for whatever holiday you wanted with some colored chocolate chips. Orange would be perfect for Halloween and I know you can find red and green for Christmas.

And let me tell you these cookies are good, but this dough--this dough is the best dough I've ever eaten in my life. Yeah, yeah, I'm a dough eater; wanna make something of it? Next time I make cookie dough ice cream, I'm making this dough (sans the eggs) and I think it will change my life forever.

Double Chocolate Mint Cookies
adapted from Secrets from the Cookie Princess
makes 4-5 dozen
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Cook time: 9-10 minutes per batch
Cost: $4.65
butter: 1.50, brown sugar: .35, sugar: .15, eggs: .20, flour: .25, cocoa: .30, chocolate chips: 1.90

1 1/2 C butter, softened (I always get my really softened and I like it that way)
1 C brown sugar
1 C sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp peppermint extract
3 C flour
1/2 C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 C chocolate chips

Combine butter and sugars. Beat. Add eggs and extracts (and, yes, that is 2 tsp peppermint--I thought it was a lot too, but it's perfect). Add dry ingredients and mix. Add chocolate chips.

Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until those middles aren't raw looking (shiny) anymore. Chocolate cookies can be a little easy to overbake, so be sure to take them out as soon as that raw shininess is gone.

PRINTABLE RECIPE



17 comments:

  1. chocolate and peppermint are an awesome combination. What a great idea for a cookie. looks delicious

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  2. YUM! You can't go wrong with a chocolate cookie!

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  3. HA! I always eat the dough too. :) LOVE chocolate mint cookies - I'd probably add some Andes baking bits just to up the mint factor. Can't myself. Happy SRC day!

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    1. Andes would make them really pretty too.

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  4. love a good chocolate cookie recipe. Great SRC choice

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  5. These are great cookies that we would just love having in our cookie jar! Great choice for the SRC, have a fun day!
    Miz Helen

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  6. These look delicious. A flavor combination I crave this time of year. Yummy!

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  7. What a great combination of flavors. Great choice.

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  8. I'm gonna make these for next week's bake sale to benefit BDSRA. If I can wait that long... ;)
    Have you tried Nestle's chocolate and mint mixed bag of morsels? I wonder if those would be good in these cookies? They're sure good on their own!

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    1. Whoa! Such a thing exists? I haven't tried them, but it sounds like I should. Also--just so you know--these cookies are best the first day, so if you do them for the bake sale, make them that day or make them and then freeze them. They'll be just as good as fresh (once dethawed of course).

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  9. I just stocked up on Chocolate Chips with Mint for a mousse recipe. Change of plan - I NEED these cookies, today! Betcha they don't last long in the cookie jar.

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  10. Ooooh! Chocolate & mint is definitely one of my favorite combos! These sound yummy!

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  11. Jeanie, I'd completely forgotten about these cookies! Thanks for the reminder. They are pretty amazing. Thanks for all the kind words and I'm glad you found a cookie you love!

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  12. Yummy baked and raw? Double score!! Excellent choice.

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  13. Cheaper and I'm pretty sure, way more delicious than the store bought cookies!

    (I missed the deadline to add my post to the party and have sent email to April to try and fix that, but here's my post)
    http://www.jennys-cookbook.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pumpkin-pie-smoothie-secret-recipe-club.html

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  14. I eat dough, too. Maybe we need to form Dough Anonymous.

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