Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are to die for, and incredibly quick and easy!  So if your kids need a little afternoon snack, or if you need a pick me up, these are a great option.  And, they are so much healthier than the store bought snack you would be sneaking if you didn't have these amazing cookies filling your home the the incredible aroma.  Oh, and if you don't like mint, although I can't imagine you wouldn't, then just skip it- recipe works just as well with our without the mint extract. 

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (unbleached is always best)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (only the real stuff, never imitation)
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (you can substitute up to ½ cup of flour for teff, to add protein!)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 heaping cup of semisweet chocolate chips (at least 70% cacao)
  • ½ cup oatmeal

PREPARATION

  1. Preheat oven to 375º.  Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Cream together butter and sugars, add beaten egg, vanilla and mint.

  3. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, teff (if using), salt, baking soda & oats) and slowly stir into wet mixture.

  4. When well-mixed, sir in chocolate chips. 

  5. Using a heaping tablespoon per cookie, drop onto cookie sheet and bake for about 8-10 minutes- until golden brown around the edges, and light brown on top.

  6. Remove from oven, allow to cool a slightly- they continue to cook a bit after they come out of the oven.

  7. Enjoy warm, while the chocolate chips are still slightly melty.

 

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