Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mint Chocolate Delights


 A friend of mine sent me a recipe for mint chocolate chip cookies and said I had to try it out!  I headed straight to the store, but couldn't find the main ingredient- Andes Baking Chips.  I scoured other stores, but had no luck.  I eventually settled on the last two bags of Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels and called it a day.


I usually associate baking with mint with the winter time.  So I thought these cookies would be a great addition to my gift for a friend's bridal shower.  The shower took place outside of Boston where the snow is literally stacked in piles taller than myself.  What better way to beat the cold than to be indoors on a warm cozy couch looking outside at the piles of snow while eating Mint Chocolate Delights?!   My friend is hoping to experiment more in the kitchen, so maybe this recipe will serve as inspiration.


I used the recipe on the back of the bag and couldn't believe how wonderful the cookies turned out.  They were soft and chewy and had just the right balance of chocolate and mint.  I should also mention how wonderful my apartment smelled during baking and several hours after!  I will definitely make these cookies again (probably next winter), but will continue to search for the Andes Chips to give that recipe a try.

Mint Chocolate Delights
adapted from Toll House 
(3 PointsPlus per serving)

Ingredients

2 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs

Directions

Preheat the oven to 325° F.

Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bowl.  Beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Gradually beat in the flour mixture.  Stir in the morsels.  Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set.  Cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.  (Serving size = 1 cookie, 3 PointsPlus per serving)

2 comments:

  1. These look so good! :) i love chewy cookies! yummm...

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  2. these look sooo good! i love chewy cookies... yummy! thanks for sharing :)

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