I had promised Devin a batch of chocolate chip cookies over the weekend. When I called to discuss what specifically he wanted we talked about various alternatives like orange chocolate chip cookies that I make. Devin suggested mint but did not know if I had a recipe. Well I have been baking enough varieties just off from the original recipe that it is not that difficult to make something up. Luckily they turned out. Here is Devin’s new chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Mint Chocolate Chip cookies
½ cup butter flavored shortening
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
4-5 drops of green food coloring
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
Cream butter and shortening with the sugars. Add eggs one at a time and beating well after each. Add vanilla and peppermint extracts. Add in green food coloring if desired.
Mix dry ingredients together and add to the creamy mixture. Can add up to 1/4 cup more flour if needed. Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a small cookie scoop or spoon drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper covered cookie sheets.
Bake 375 oven about 7 minutes using the small scoop, or until golden brown around edges and a bit on top.
The green tint is just not really showing up in that photo.