Chocolate Mint Chip Drops

Take advantage of the mint chocolate chips sold during the holiday season and try this easy and delicious treat. The dough freezes well so you can make ahead and bake when it is time for a cookie exchange.

By / Photography By Amy Robb | December 12, 2015

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (12-ounce) package mint chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat over to 350°.

Sift flour and cocoa, then combine with baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. Gradually add flour mixture. Stir in mint chips. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 minutes. Do not overbake.

TIP: Can't find mint chocolate chips? Try making your own. Pour 1 (12-ounce) bag of chocolate chips into a 1-gallon resealable storage bag, then place the bag flat on a cookie sheet. Pour 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract in a small dish, then place it inside the bag with the chips, being careful not to spill. Seal bag and let sit overnight to allow chips to absorb the flavoring.

 

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Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (12-ounce) package mint chocolate chips
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