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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chocolate Mint Cookies: Your Recipe, My Kitchen


The best laid plans sometimes just don't work out.  I had one last bag of Hershey mint kisses in my fridge that I simply had to use before I moved.  I found a wonderful recipe for a chocolate cookie with mint chips on Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body in that sounded amazing.  Then I realized that my cocoa was packed.  Time for Plan B.
I ended up with a more traditional chocolate chip cookie batter.  I added peppermint extract straight into the dough and then threw in chocolate chips with the kisses.  I didn't take the time to chop the kisses so some of the cookies had a red and white layer in the center.  They were stellar cookies...definitely a make again recipe.

2 sticks butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag Hershey mint kisses (chop if desired)
1 cup chocolate chips
Cream butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and flavorings, mixing well.  Dump in flour, soda and salt and then mix.  Stir in the kisses and chips.  Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until brown around the edges.  Let cool for 1-3 minutes on the baking sheet before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.


Your Turn!   I added an extra day to link up in case you are too busy on the 4th!



26 comments:

Martha said...

I once had a recipe for "Mint Surprise Cookies." We made them in school in junior high and they had a mint chocolate wafer buried inside. I've tried to make them since but lost track of what kind of wafer was used. The soft kind just melt through the bottom of the cookies and that didn't happen when we made them in school. My husband loves mint chocolate. I wish I could make them again.

Vimitha Anand said...

Thats one delicious and flavorful cookie dear.. Looks yum...

Miz Helen said...

I just those mint cookies, Yummy!
Thanks for hosting and happy 4th!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Gosh those look so good. I can tell by looking at them that they have an awesome texture!
Happy 4th of July from your American friend across the pond.
*kisses* HH

Drick said...

yea, these look and sound good too... hope ya'll have a great trip... best of luck in your move and have a safe journey in your suburban this week... let us know when you land if not before...

Ryan said...

Yum! Those sound great! Don't you love when you experiment and they turn out even better than you expect?? I bet the big chunks of chocolate and peppermint would be delicious! Happy 4th!!

Joanne said...

I'm impressed that you managed to hold onto those kisses for so long. I bought them around Christmas time and I won't even say how quickly they got eaten. (Very quickly.) These cookies sound fabulous though!

Mother Rimmy said...

I'm impressed that you found time to make cookies while your trying to pack. They look fantastic! Good luck with your move. :)

Mother Rimmy said...

I'm impressed that you found time to make cookies while your trying to pack. They look fantastic! Good luck with your move. :)

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

You have a lovely blog - so enjoying it - I signed up to follow you! Wonderful cookie recipe -
Mary

Cooking Rookie said...

Beautiful cookies! You can see how great the texture is :-). I wish I could also taste it..

Emily Malloy said...

I could happily eat 21 of these

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

What a fun cookie idea! ...and LOVE that blog name--too funny!

Jill Colonna said...

I love experiments like this one. Your cookies look gorgeous and can just imagine how they taste! I also love that blog name: it's hilarious.

Monet said...

I need to get my hand on some of those Hershey mint kisses! Thank you for sharing your sweet self with me today. I'm smiling (and I'm hungry now!) I need to read your blog after I've had dinner :-) I hope you have a fabulous end to your week. Take care, my friend!

Lyndsey said...

The cookies sound great! Nice way to use those mint kisses you were holding on to. I need to find where I put mine now!

Melanie Giant said...

The recipe sounds great! I will make some for my hubby since he likes minty foods. He will be surprise that there's a minty cookie on our cookie jar. LOL.

Red Rose said...

They look stunning and I was just looking for a new recipe in what i can use my fresh green mint...

Free Spirit Eater said...

These cookies look and sound wonderful! Yum! Dip those in milk and have for breakfast instead of cereal. Great post, thanks so much for sharing! =]

Joy said...

The recipe looks great.

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

This cookie recipe looks soooo delicious!! Yummy! :)

Tiffany said...

Mint chocolate was my fav as a kid! I should revisit... starting with this cookie!

Ann said...

Oooh, mint and chocolate....YUM! Mint and chocolate chip cookies? Double YUM!

Lizzy said...

Oh, these would be a huge hit at our house! I wonder why I've never put Hershey's Kisses in my cookies? Great idea~

Piano Kid said...

Your Chocolate Mint Cookie recipe looks interesting to me specially that it comes loosely from a book called “Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body”? I’m trying to see the connection of the recipe with the title of the book. Anyway, I’ll surely give it a try one time. Thanks for sharing!

TheChocolatePriestess said...

Some of my best recipes are created out of "dang, I'm out of that what can I substitute" necessity.

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