Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ teaspoon mint (peppermint) extract
  • 8 drops green color (I used Americolor leaf green coloring)
  • 1¼ cup chocolate chips (divided into ¾ and ½ cups)
  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract
  • ⅓ cup rainbow sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a mixer bowl, cream butter with sugars add in egg vanilla, mint, and green coloring and mix on medium until blended completely.
  2. Add in flour and salt blend on low.
  3. Then stir in ¾ cup chocolate chips.
  4. Place 2 teaspoon size balls of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  5. Place remaining chips on top of cookies and press them in a bit.
  6. Don't overcrowd cookie sheets and don't make the cookies larger or they will brown.
  7. Chill the cookie sheets with dough balls for 10 minutes before baking.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Check the cookies to be sure you oven isn't baking too fast or browning them. I bake my cookies in the upper part of my oven and chilling the dough helped them hold a great shape while not allowing the green cookies to turn brown.
  9. When cookies are completely cooled melt the white candy melts in the microwave for 30-second intervals on medium power until smooth. Then stir in mint extract.
  10. Dip ½ of each cookie in white candy melts and sprinkle on rainbow sprinkles and allow the candy to harden and sprinkles to stick. about 10 minutes, (will depend on how hot your kitchen is at the time also) you can quick chill the cookies in the fridge for a few minutes to speed that up if you prefer.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2016/03/mint-chocolate-chip-cookies.html