|Mint Chocolate Chip cookies fresh from the oven|
Want a delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe for the holidays? It's been awhile since I posted a recipe but "tis the season" and I'm a baking cookies celebrating the holidays. Tonight I made a fabulous batch of mint chocolate chip cookies with black walnuts. Yes, you read it right... BLACK WALNUTS with MINT CHOCOLATE CHIPS!
Doesn't sound like it goes together does it? Give the recipe a try, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Here is the recipe:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 bag Hershey's Mint Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup black walnuts
Heat the oven to 375 degrees
In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and salt with electric mixer until creamy.
Add eggs, beat well.
Stir together flow our baking soda; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well mixed.
Stir in mint chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Try to eat JUST ONE (bet you can't)
|Mint Chocolate Chip cookies cooling on the rack|
This recipe differs slightly form the Original Toll House cookie recipe in that it takes 1 cup of white sugar instead of the 3/4 cup. Also there is only 1/2 teaspoon salt instead of 1 teaspoon salt. And finally there is 2 teaspoons vanilla instead of the 1 teaspoon vanilla that the Original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe.
I like the texture and subtle taste if this version of chocolate chip cookies better than the Original Toll House cookie recipe that we all grew up with and feel is the only legitimate chocolate chip cookie recipe. The minty coolness contrasted with the musky flavor of North American black walnuts challenges your taste buds to a new adventure.
There is only one problem with this cookie recipe that I can find...they are very addictive! You absolutely cannot eat just one. So if you're on some foolhardy Christmas Diet, DON'T BAKE THESE COOKIES!
But if you do decide to take the Chocolate Plunge, enjoy!
|This is the Mint Chocolate Chip bag you look for in your local grocery store - this works!|