As some of you may know, my dear Maverick is on deployment, and what better way to cheer up your man while he's away, then with home made cookies! I've always been told the way to a man's heart, and just one way to get to Maverick's, is with making him delicious food.. So, with that I've made cookies, and heres how I've made the best mint chocolate chip cookies ever!
Since St. Paddy's Day is right around the corner, I was racking my brain as to what to send Maverick in his monthly care package this time around, and of course since Easter and St. Paddy's Day are so close together this year, Easter is being a bit overshadowing. Now don't get me wrong, I like Easter, but it's much more fun when you're still a kid and you hunt for the eggs. But now that I'm not a kid anymore, not physically at least, I like St. Paddy's Day. Drinking, and infusing baked goods with said drinks is always a good way to go. After much ado about nothing, I came across the PERFECT cookie recipe one of my besties, Alyssa's, Pinterest. Which can be found here. And the cookie recipe is from her St. Paddy's Day board.
Now, with out any further ado, here's the recipe!
Sugar Cookie Mix:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Add 1 stick softened butter, 1 egg and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or any other extract you fancy). Bake at 350 for 8-12 minutes.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 batch of sugar cookie mix from above recipe
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4-1/2 tsp mint extract
6-8 drops green food color
1 cup creme de menthe baking chips (AKA Andes Creme de Menthe Chips)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Heat oven to 350. Stir cookie mix, butter, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe and chocolate chunks. (Instead of mixing everything with a spoon, like most people do, do what my future mother-in-law, Tina, has taught me: USE YOUR (CLEAN) HANDS! It's the best way. And it adds more love to your cookies!)
Using a cookie scoop or a teaspoon (again, USE YOUR HANDS! instead. They taste much better with extra love.. <3 ), drop dough 2" apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8-12 minutes. Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheet. Move from cookie sheet to wire rack to cool to edible temperature. Store tightly covered.
Oh and a side note: if your wondering why my cookies aren't green, it's cause I'm an epic derp with food coloring. I couldn't get the colors to mix right, and when I did get it to mix, it was an awful dark green, bordering on brown color. Not appetizing. I left it out. You can leave it out too if you'd like. =]
I hope you guys have as much fun making your own cookies as I had with these my Dear Readers. Now to pack mine up and send them out to Maverick in the morning! *mwah!*
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