Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
Like I mentioned the other day, my sister requested that I send her lots of cookies for her birthday. Well, next to cookies, she is crazy about chocolate. So, I made sure to include a chocolate cookie in the package as well.
The recipe I chose was the Double Chocolate Cookies from Annie's Eats. I saw them on Pinterest and totally had to repin it. Then came along this perfect opportunity to go ahead and make them. The only change I made was to use a mix of chocolate and mint chips in place of the chocolate chips. Not that there's anything wrong with regular chocolate chips, but when that package of mint chips is on sale, well, what're you gonna do?
The cookies came out perfectly. Each one was nice and chocolatey with that cool breath of mint contrasting beautifully with it. I only wish that I had used dark cocoa powder so that I could get an even more intense flavor, though they were still totally good regardless. I just love it when I try a new recipe and it's a success!
Double Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies (slightly adapted from Annie's Eats)
1 c. cold, unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 c. dark cocoa powder
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. coarse salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 1/2 c. chocolate chips and mint chips
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Beat together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes. Blend in the eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Mix in the cocoa powder until well blended. Add the flour, salt and baking powder to the bowl and mix on low speed just until incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
Place scoops of dough onto a prepared cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 min. Let cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 min., then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.