Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mint Chocolate Delights

I saw these baking chips when I was tooling through the holiday candies and food gifts at Target. Mint and dark chocolate, can't go wrong. The recipe on the back of the bag looked good too.

I whipped these cookies up in a few minutes. The cookie is chocolate and complements the chips nicely. It is a really good chocolately base. The dark chocolate chips get very melty while the mint chips mostly retain their shape. These were good warm from the oven and cool. Even Ray, who isn't much of a mint/ chocolate combo person liked these.

These aren't the most beautiful cookies. If I were putting these on a cookie platter, or taking them somewhere, I would hold back some of the mint chips to top the cookies with so people would have a visual of what the cookies will taste like.

Mint Chocolate Delights

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels

Preheat oven to 325° 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 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 baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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