Despite the rather daunting name, these are the most delicious cookies. They are soft, chewy, chocolatey, and minty. Personally I think they taste like Thin Mints with a better texture.
There’s a secret to making really excellent cookies that I learned a few years ago from a professional chef. Apparently, most people don’t cream the butter and sugar together enough. I didn’t. There is a difference between mixing your butter and sugar together and creaming them. When you cream butter and sugar the mixture should more than double in volume and turn a much lighter color. Like this:
A couple of years ago I had no idea that should happen and usually mixed the butter and sugar together for 30 seconds or so before moving on to the next step. Now I let them mix for at least 4 minutes while I measure out all the other ingredients. If you don’t already cream your butter that long, try it.
I started these cookies with the traditional Nestle Tollhouse recipe, then modified it a bit. I added a bit more salt and a quarter cup of dutch cocoa powder. So here’s my recipe for…
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies
2 cups and 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
1/4 cup dutch cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 12oz. bag of Nestle milk chocolate chips
1 12oz. bag of Andes mint chips
1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Add butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of a mixer and begin creaming on medium low. Allow to run as you complete step 3.
3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Give a quick whisk to mix thoroughly.
4. Add eggs, one at a time, to the mixer.
5. Add dry ingredients to the mixer slowly, allowing everything to combine well.
6. Stir in the chocolate chips and mint chips.
7. Drop by the teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing.