Dark Chocolate Mint Cookies


‘Tis the season! Though highly controversial, one of my favorite combinations is mint and chocolate. I decided to
have some fun and create a cookie recipe…it turned out superrrr fluffy, not too sweet, and like a combination of a cookie and a brownie…NOT hating it. It’s a perfect combination of seasonal flavors and great for a holiday festivity! Here’s what you’ll need:

1 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
1.5 stick of butter
1 egg
1.5 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1.5 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of dark chocolate cocoa powder (I love Hershey’s!)
1 bag of holiday Mint M and M’s (of your favorite addition if you don’t like mint, you can do regular M and M’s, peanut butter chips, go CRAZY)

First you’ll want to nuke the butter; I did for about 25 seconds. Put the butter and brown sugar in a bowl and use your hands to combine thoroughly- I like using my hands with baking because I think it really gets everything mixed together well.

Next, add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix well again.

Now, add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
Finally, add in the dark chocolate cocoa powder and mix, mix, mix.
Grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and put your M and M’s (of whatever you are adding in) into a bowl so they are easily accessible.

This is where I took a little extra work. I used my hands to make cookie dough balls but then I added in 3 M and M’s to each dough ball and rolled it around a little more in my palms. This ensures each cookie gets the addition and the dough is even. (I also added a lil red sprinkle just to add to the season! )
Once all done, put the entire cookie tray into the freezer for about 15-20 minutes.

NOW, preheated the oven to 350.

After about 15-20 mins in the freezer place the cookies in the oven to cook for about 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
Take out, let cool, and enjoy!! These are amazing with a glass of milk (or coffee and bailey’s – wink wink). Enjoy and share with friends- surprise them with this entirely homemade cookie recipe!!
Enjoy and Happy Holidays all!!


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