Guest Blog Post - Mint Chocolate Snow-Top Cookies by Vince Harrington

Searching for the best of anything usually happens by accident when you least expect it and aren't looking for it. This is exactly what happened while I was in elementary school during recess one day, ahhhh recess, remember the good ol' days?

While memories of recess may have left most of us, at least the best cookie recipes don't have to. Upon discovery of my favorite type of cookie, mint chocolate snow top cookies, that year, Santa Claus brought me a box of a dozen bags of mint chocolate chips (which are nearly impossible to find nowadays) to be sure my taste buds would be satisfied for the foreseeable future. These fantastic mint-chocolate flavored cookies have only encountered, to my knowledge, one person who did not instantly love them, and that was due to the fact that they did not like mint. As long as you watch the cookies closely as they bake, there is no reason to worry about over baking them. In fact, you can take them out earlier than you would for most cookies as the chocolate will hold heat and continue to bake the cookies once they are removed from the oven. When done right, the cookies will have a cracked surface and be perfectly golden on the bottom.

Since cookie season is year round, there's never a bad time to make some mint chocolate snow-top cookies! These are sure to make you a cookie monster if you weren't already!



Mint Chocolate Snow-Top Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2-12oz packages of semi-sweet chocolate chips (If using mint flavored chocolate chips then exchange the peppermint extract for vanilla extract)

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3 tsps peppermint extract

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 cups flour

  • 3 tsps baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • Powdered sugar as needed

Directions
  1. Melt one bag of chocolate chips in a double-boiler or microwave, setting aside the other bag for later

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, peppermint extract.  Add the melted chocolate

  3. Beat the eggs then add to the sugar mixture

  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt

  5. Gradually beat the flour mixture into the wet ingredients

  6. Stir in the other bag of chocolate chips

  7. Cover mixture and chill for at least one hour

  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  9. Line baking sheets with parchment paper

  10. Shape into 1 1/4" balls, roll in powdered sugar and place on baking sheets

  11. Bake 10-12 minutes, cool for a few minutes then transfer to wire racks to cool completely

2 comments:

  1. These Mint Chocolate Snow-Top Cookies were a hit! I couldn't find mint flavored chips, so I used the extract. Yummy! Can't wait to make them again.

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  2. Were glad they were such a big hit! Hopefully Vince will have a few more recipes up his sleeve!

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