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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Makes 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 drop green food coloring

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.

Cookie Ingredients
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting Ingredients
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 drop green food coloring

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
Beat in eggs, one at a time
Stir in vanilla and peppermint extract
In a large bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt
Add dry ingredient mixture into butter/egg/sugar mixture and mix well
Stir in chocolate chips with a spoon
Place dough in refrigerator and cool for 30 minutes
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten with glass or back of spoon
Bake 8-10 minutes; cookies will be soft when removed from oven
Cool for 5 minutes on sheet; transfer to wire racks to finish cooling
Mix frosting ingredients together (adding add'l tsp of milk will make thinner icing if desired)
Frost cookies and cool in refrigerator for 30 minutes to set frosting