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Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

chocolate mint chip cookies

Yeah. I went there.

I bought a bag of Nestle Limited Edition morsels before Christmas, totally intended to make these cookies to give away. But I cut down a bit on my baking, and just skipped these. So I made them now, and left them in the teacher’s lounge at the middle school.

nestle mint bag

I have also made these cookies using Mint M&Ms (I  liked the original regular shaped Mint M&Ms for cookies, but several years ago they were “redesigned” to be bigger, rounder than regular M&Ms. I don’t like the new bigger size in cookies – the candy is too spherical for cookies.), and chopped up Andes Mints

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (more or less, depending on humidity)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups of chocolate mint candy or morsels

Cream together butter and sugars. Mix in vanilla and baking soda. Add eggs, mix well.  Blend in cocoa. Add flour (I add 2 cups and mix…add 2 tbsp at a time after that trying to get the perfect cookie consistency) and mix well. Stir in mint morsels or candy.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 – 12 minutes.

If I am not planning to serve them all the day I bake them, I put the extras in the freezer, and take them out as I need them.

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