Friday, December 7, 2012

Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies


You must make these delicious cookies this holiday season. These green mint chips are my favorite and in my stores, they are only available during the holidays, so if you see them, buy lots!

(Note: I happened to have extra fresh whipped cream from making my kids strawberry pancakes one morning, and I dipped one (okay, three) of these cookies in the whipped cream, and oh was perfection!)

Polka Dot Cookies (Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies)
Yield 4-5 dozen cookies

2 cups (12 oz) Guittard Semisweet Chocolate Chips
½ cup butter
1 ½  cups unsifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups (12 oz) Guittard Green Mint Chips

Preheat oven to 350.

In top of double boiler over low heat, melt semisweet chips and butter, stirring constantly until smooth. Set aside to cool. In small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In large bowl beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light. Blend in melted chocolate then dry ingredients. Stir in green mint chips and chill for 10-15 minutes or until stiff. Drop by well-rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes; cookies will be soft in centers but will harden as they cool.