Monday, March 14, 2016

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


I'm always looking for new ways to mix up my chocolate chip cookie recipe and when I found this mint chip idea, I knew they would make the perfect festive treat for St. Patrick's Day! The simple swap of peppermint extract instead of vanilla and a few drops of green food dye completely changed the taste and look of my favorite dessert. I have yet to bring homemade goodies in to work so I'll be sharing a couple dozen of these cookies with my coworkers on Thursday. I'm hoping they are as big of a hit at work as they were at home - my family loved these! 

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) of butter, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
5-6 drops green food coloring
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 package vanilla pudding mix
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer, combine butter and sugars on low speed. Add peppermint extract. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture, stopping halfway to scrape the sides of the mixing bowl to be sure all ingredients are thoroughly combined. Add vanilla pudding mix and beat well. Reduce the mixer to low speed and add the chocolate chips, just until mixed throughout.

On non-stick ungreased baking sheets, place one-inch balls of cookie dough one inch apart. I use a cookie scooped to ensure all the cookies are the same size. {Note: This recipe makes the cookies thick, with lightly brown edges and a soft center. Reduce the flour if you prefer your cookies on the flatter side} Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let stand on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then remove and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before storing. I like them best right out of the oven when the cookies are warm & the chocolate is melty! They keep well for a few days in an air-tight container, but since this recipe makes about 6 dozen, I usually keep about half of them in the freezer - they last a lot longer and taste freshly baked even a week later!

52 comments:

  1. Cool. Just in time for St. Patrick 's day.
    Xo, Christianne
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  2. Yum these cookies look amazing! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day!

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  3. Oh Yum, I love anything chocolate and mint so these sound great to me. Gemma x
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  4. My husband would love these! He's a big mint chocolate chip fan. Thanks for sharing!

    Brooke
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  5. My husband just looked over my shoulder and said "What is that?! You need to make that immediately". Soooo I guess I'm making them this weekend :) Thanks for sharing! XO

    Shauna

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    1. Haha thanks Shauna! Hope you guys like them :)

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  6. Your cookies look delicious! Great recipe!

    Tanya
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  7. What a cute way to celebrate St. Patty's Day. They look scrumptious!

    xx Yasmin
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  8. mint chocolate is my favorite :) I love the combination of it's taste! This made me hungry! :)

    xx
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  9. My son asked if he could turn his cookies green the other day and I told him that they might not look appetizing green, now I feel bad because they look yummy! Guess who's making green cookies today!?

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

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    1. Too funny! Thanks so much lady!

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  10. This looks so yummy! Have to try it out:)
    xx
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  12. My husband would love these (and so would I for that matter). How fun!

    Amy Ann
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  13. Yum! Those chocolate chip cookies look so yummy! Need to try out this recipe! :)
    xoxo, Vanessa
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    1. Thank you so much Vanessa!

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  14. YUM- and super festive! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  15. Yum!! Oooh and I bet it's so yummy with the pudding mix in the batter. I've done that before with cake recipes and it always turns out amazing!

    ~Krisztina
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  16. These look ahmazing!

    xo Lauren
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  17. Oh these look delicious! I love the idea of using pudding mix for the batter...sounds so good.

    Shannon
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    1. Thank you so much Shannon!

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  18. Yum Yum Yum!! I could totally go for 1 or 2 of these right about now! Thanks for sharing!
    xx
    Laura
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  19. aaahh yes!! I WANT IT ALL!!!

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  20. Yum! Mint chocolate is my favorite!! So perfect for St Pattys day too!

    <3 Shannon
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    1. Thank you so much Shannon!

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  21. Love these cookies! Looks so yummy!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  22. yummy these look great, perfect for St.Paddys
    xo
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  24. Omg these look like heaven!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

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  25. Lovely navy look!
    XX

    Mónica Sors

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  26. Thanks for the recipe
    xx
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