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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mint Chocolate Delights

Yum!  When chocolate and mint come together in a cookie, it's a pretty great cookie.  What makes these cookies even better is that they taste exactly like the Thin Mint Cookies you can buy from the Girl Scouts!  You have GOT to try these for yourself!  I used the recipe on the back of the package to see how these little chips would taste and the recipe is remarkably easy and the cookies are well named, Delights.

I found the Nestle Winter Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels at our local Target store and it seems like Target might be one of the few stores that sell the seasonal Nestle products.  I have yet to find these at any other area store, so grab them while you can!

Today turned out to be a 2 for Tuesday Cookie Day, as I was able to finish two batches of cookies in the same day.  Needless to say, the kids were happy to taste test for me.  It seems like once the house is decorated for Christmas the baking mood strikes.  I'll post our second cookie project shortly, but for now, here is a picture of the finished Christmas Tree and the yummy cookies.


2 cups  Flour
2/3 cup  Baking Cocoa
1 tsp  Baking Soda
1/2 tsp  Salt
1 cup  (2 sticks) Butter, softened
2/3 cup  Sugar
2/3 cup  Brown Sugar
1 tsp  Vanilla Extract
2  Eggs
1 - 10 oz pkg  Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels

Preheat oven to 325.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.  Beat butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy, then blend in the eggs.

Gradually blend in the flour mixture and then stir in the morsels.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheet and bake for 11 - 13 minutes until cookies are puffed and centers are set.  Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.  Makes about 40 cookies.

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