Saturday, January 10, 2009

Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

This is another recipe that I snagged from Brooke. I can't imagine sometimes what I'd cook/bake if not for her...

Ryan and I had a blast making these together; I included some pictures at the end.

These were really good! I fully intended on following Brooke's recommendation to use more mint extract, but I actually ran out in the middle of making these. I don't even think I had enough for the quantity she used, let alone more. Also, I considered dying the dough, but I feared cookies that would look like these muffins... ;)


  • 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup miniature chocolate chips or 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
In a bowl, with a mixer on high speed, beat butter, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, and vanilla until well blended. Beat in egg whites until incorporated. Reduce speed and mix in flour, salt, and chocolate chips. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill until dough is firm but pliable, about 30 minutes.

With powdered sugar-dusted hands, shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls, flattening each slightly between your palms to about 2 1/2 inches wide. Place 1 inch apart on buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets.

Bake in a 300° regular or convection oven until cookies feel firm to touch and are barely beginning to turn golden on the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. If baking more than one sheet at a time in one oven, switch positions halfway through baking. Transfer cookies to racks to cool completely.


  1. I think play-doh green would have been very flattering... ;)

  2. Oooh - I still have some leftover peppermint extract. This is on my to make list!

  3. Ryan, you make yummuy cookies! As you would say, "Yummy in my tummy!"

  4. I can't believe you have your laptop on the counter next to your kitchenaid. You are a brave, brave woman!

  5. LOL Kim - I was using it to see the recipe. I was pretty careful, no worries. ;)


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