Confession: I have absolutely no self-control when it comes to cookies. I probably eat at least 5 from every batch I make. It is a problem. Another confession: I don’t really like chocolate and mint together. I mean, I’ll eat it, because it has chocolate in it, but it is not my first choice. However I know others love it, so I decided to make some chocolate mint chip cookies this past weekend for a friend’s St. Patrick’s Day party. Any recipe that will go over well with my friends but won’t force me to end up looking like this is a win-win if you ask me!
Of course I had to sample one for quality control. Or two. But I was able to stop after two – a new record for me! I had one the next day too though, just to make sure they still tasted good… And they did! Even to a non-mint lover, I still loved these cookies!
They are soft, chewy, and gooey – the perfect texture for a cookie if you ask me. I love the addition of cocoa powder to the dough. It gives a hint of chocolate flavor in the background. The Andes mint chips can be hard to find, at least in the small NYC markets that I frequent.
So if you can’t find them, just chop up some Andes mints instead. Check out Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe.