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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate Mint Cookies:

Makes about 4 dozen.

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract****
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 10 ounce bag of mint or mint+chocolate chips (about 1 1/2 cups)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla.
Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well blended.
Mix in the chips. Drop by a rounded tablespoon onto an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or just until set. Cool on pan for about 2 minutes then cool completely on a wire rack.

****So this is the important part--when making these for the first time, my sister ran out of vanilla so she substituted one of the teaspoons of vanilla with one teaspoon peppermint extract--this is what MAKES the cookie in my opinion! So, instead of 2 teasp vanilla do 1 teasp vanilla and 1 teasp peppermint extract :)


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