Friday, March 04, 2011

Dark Chocolate & Mint Chip Brownie Cookies


The base cookie for this recipe, The Chewy Chocolate Cookie, is a recipe that I found while going through my file.  As I looked at the left-slanted cursive handwriting on the stained and wrinkled recipe card, I remembered when I wrote in that style.  It was in junior high!  I'm not sure of the recipe source (maybe copied from a Hershey's ad in Seventeen magazine?) but I remember making these cookies and thinking they tasted like brownies.  I copied the recipe down with my neatest handwriting and after all these years I still have it.


So, when I was at the grocery store and found a package of limited edition NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels leftover from the holiday season, I decided to pull out this old recipe and pair it with these chips.  I had considered adding peppermint extract to the chocolate cookie dough to make sure I had enough mint flavor.  But, when I opened the bag of chips, I could smell the mint and decided against using more mint flavor.  I hoped the chips would be enough, and when I bit into my first cookie, I knew I had made the right decision.

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Dark Chocolate & Mint Chip Brownie Cookies
A chewy chocolate cookie with mint and dark chocolate chips.

Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
  • 3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels or chips of your choice

Instructions
1. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl; add eggs and vanilla and blend well.2. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.3. Blend dry ingredients into the creamed mixture; stir in chips.4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.5. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes. (Do not overbake.)6. Cool on cookie sheet until set, about 1 minute.7. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 1/2 dozen

26 comments:

  1. these look fabulous and so do the pictures!

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  2. wonderful! perfect for st pattys days : j

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  3. Dee-licious! Mint and chocolate is always a hit wth me.

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  4. Wow..those are so beautiful, and tasty! Love your pics!:)

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  5. These look so great! A favorite flavor combo for me!

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  6. These cookies look delicious! I love chocolate and mint!

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  7. these look so easy and delicious!

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  8. I've never seen mint morsels! YUM! This cookie would be great for St. Patrick's Day! :D

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  9. Yum! These look so good! Just can't miss with chocolate and mint. I agree with Tiffany these will be great on St. Patrick's Day.

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  10. Beautiful cookies...I adore the mint/chocolate combination. Now if only I could get those chips. ;)

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  11. dark chocolate and mint were flavors that were meant to go together. These cookies look great.

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  12. YUM!
    I know you just awarded me the 'Stylish Blog' Award but I wanted to give you the 'One Lovely Blog Award' as I really enjoy reading your blog and seeing your beautiful pics!

    http://vanillacloudsandlemondrops.blogspot.com/2011/03/pink-champagne-truffles-and-awards.html

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  13. All I can say WOW!!! I am making these tomorrow! You Rock!

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  14. Maybe it was these cookies, we're not sure, but we definitely want to pass on the One Lovely Blog Award to you and your delicious recipes! http://picture-perfectmeals.blogspot.com/2011/03/wed-like-to-thank-academy.html

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  15. New follower here...These look so delicious!! definitely going to try these for St Patty's day!! Thank you so much for stopping by Heavenly Bites Cakes - and for following too!!

    Tara
    http://heavenlybitescakes.blogspot.com

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  16. Deeeelicious! Those looks wonderful!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  17. these look super! chocolate and mint is one of my fav combos! what a great find!

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  18. These sound wonderful! YUM!
    xx,
    Tammy

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  19. These look irresistible! I love the mint and chocolate combo!

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  20. I love the combo of chocolate and mint! Your cookies look delicious! Those little green mint chips are the perfect touch!

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  21. Of course, this looks delicious. But more importantly, I wanted to thank you for your kind words and thoughts. During this dark time, this blogging community means more than I can easily express. Thank you. Hold onto those you love this week.

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  22. Still running around with the blog hop. These look soooo good.

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