Friday, December 4, 2015

My favorite holiday recipes: Mint Chocolate Delights

The perfect balance of mint and chocolate.

I first made these cookies in 2010 and fell in love with them.  Historically I had not been a huge mint person, but these cookies changed my mind.  I tend to make them these days with Mint Chocolate or Peppermint M&M's instead of the mint chips and it results in the same flavor profile.  You better believe I am making some of these for Santa this year.

Mint Chocolate Delight Cookies
recipe adapted from Nestle

2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1 1.4 oz package of instant chocolate pudding Mix
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Combine flour, cocoa, pudding mix, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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