This months theme for the Creative Cookie Exchange is Peppermint, it's not something I cook with often. I was trying to think of a peppermint cookie that didn't involve crushed candy canes, when I remembered the After Dinner Mints my Mum and Dad would bring me home after they had been to a dinner party in the 1970. These are like Christmas in your mouth, these cookies are dark, rich and intense. They are soft and a bit crumbly studded with dark chocolate.
Mint Chocolate Cookies
About 3 dozen cookies.
- 225g (1 cup butter, softened)
- 1¾ cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp peppermint extract
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup cocoa
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips or dark chocolate chunks
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
- Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Beat in eggs and peppermint extract. Gradually add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt and beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Form dough into 1-inch balls I made mine a bit smaller. Place 3cm apart on prepared baking trays. Flatten balls slightly.
- Bake cookies until edges begin to firm but center still appears soft, about 9 minutes. Cool on baking trays 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and cool completely.
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