Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chocolate Mint: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever seen the herb chocolate mint and thought what the heck do you make with chocolate mint?
Besides it becoming a weed and taking over your herb garden you can actually use chocolate mint in your cooking. 
Lucky for you, I have a delicious cookie recipe for you.

 Pick your chocolate mint leaves.

Chop them finely to make 1/4 cup.

 Just a few simple ingredients:
butter, sugar, salt, mint extract, flour, chocolate mint, and chocolate chips.

 Cream together 1 cup butter & 1/2 cup sugar
Add in 1/4 tsp. mint extract & 1/4 cup finely chopped chocolate mint.
(I used about 5 drops of peppermint oil, worked perfect.)

 Add and mix well:
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
6 oz chocolate chips
 Chill dough for 1 hour.
(*I have done it both ways, chilled and not chilled the dough, I think it turns out the same so there is a good chance I will never chill again.)
Form dough into 1" balls. 
Roll in Mint Sugar.
Mint Sugar
1 cup sugar
4 mint leaves
add to a blender or food processor until finely chopped. Lay on cookie sheet to dry overnight.

Place on greased cookie sheets and press with a fork in crisscross manner.

 Bake 350degrees for *12 minutes.
*they may not look completely done but do not over cook them. They have a shortbread texture and are SO GOOD when not crunchy or too dry.

Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
-1 cup butter
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/4 peppermint extract
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/4 cup chopped mint
-2 cups flour
-6 oz chocolate chips

Mint Sugar
-1 cup sugar
-4 mint leaves
add to blender until finely chopped. Lay on cookie sheet to dry overnight.


  1. I love how authentic your pictures are! As one who has tried these, I give them 4.75 stars (if they had been taken out of the oven sooner, I hear they're worth 5)!

  2. I need to find some chocolate mint leaves!!! You combined my two favorite flavors's to the hunt and the delish on it's way!