Saturday, December 5, 2009

Mint Chocolate Delights

It is Christmas Cookie time! I made a batch of the most wonderful cookie today. Nestle Toll House has a “limited edition” bag of morsels called Dark Chocolate and Mint! And of course on the back of the bag is a great recipe on how to use them. They are called Mint Chocolate Delights and it is the perfect name for them.

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I have a feeling these morsels are only going to be available this time of year. I have seen mint chips before but not a combination of mint chips and dark chocolate chips. I think I am going to stock up on several bags so that I can make these later in the year. They are a big hit with my husband and our 10th Grade Son who is also the pickiest eater I have ever seen, and today he told me that he actually prefers dark chocolate. This is a big surprise to me! These cookies are moist, minty, chocolaty, and fudgy all at the same time.

Here is the secret ingredient!

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Here is the recipe (because sometimes different bags carry different recipes. This is the one you want to try.)

Mint Chocolate Delights

2 Cups of All Purpose Flour

2/3 Cups of unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

2 large eggs

1 10 ounce package of Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsel (1 and 2/3 cups)

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in small bow. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels. Drop by well-rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

For mini sized cookies: prepare dough as above. Drop by well-rounded measuring teaspoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 10 minute or until cookies are puffed and centers are set. Makes about 7 dozen mini cookies.

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I am linking this post up to the Virtual Cookie Exchange over at Little Llamas Blog. Stop by for some other great cookie recipes.

I am also linking up to Darlene's Our Creative Life where she is hosting a Cookie Recipe Party.
Stop in for even more recipes!


RNSANE said...

Sounds absolutely wonderful...I love dark chocolate!

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love the combination of mint and chocolate. These little delights sound AWESOME!!!
I like all your Christmas ideas. I haven't decorated for Christmas.
I have become a follower of your blog. I love to share recipes and ideas, come by and visit maybe you can do the same.

The White Farmhouse said...

Mmmm, those sound good! There is nothing more perfect than dark chocolate and mint. I will definitely have to look for these the next time that I am out.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

These sound divine!

Kristin said...

I have GOTTA try these out. Yum!

Melanie said...

Dark chocolate is my favorite and I like mint chocolate too. I will have to look for these in my grocery store. What store did you find them at?

I didn't know that you had a boy in 10th grade. I do too. Caden will be visiting his new school tomorrow. We are taking him to visit and find out what we have to do to enroll him. How is your son doing in 10th grade?

Joyce said...

First thank you for leaving a comment on my blog and these sounds wonderful. I have not see those bags in my market but perhaps I was not looking close enough. Since you say these are seasonal I need to stock up as I am thinking these would be good when I make homemade ice cream in the Spring. Thanks for the information.

Mama Llama said...

Oh, be still my dieting heart! I believe a late night trip to the grocer is in my future to FIND these chips! WOW! Thanks for joining the cookie exchange! Come back for more recipes as the week goes on!

janice said...

thanks for sharing. these sound YUMMY!


Melissa Miller said...

Lisa you have found my true sweet weakness. I LOVE mint and dark chocolate combos. They look so good!

Enjoy the season! ~Melissa :)