12 Days of Cookies: Double Chocolate Chip Mints
On the second day of Christmas NeuroticMommy gave to me:Double Chocolate Chip Mint cookies. I have been crazy busy with Christmas shopping, baking and ya know just being a Mom. As if that’s no big deal right? Just having to keep another little tiny guy alive and well in the world. Pfffttt.
I was running a little behind on posts but now I’m all caught up. Phew. If you only knew a day in the life of a food blogger. And if you are a food blogger you probably still have flour somewhere on your body. The hard knock cookie life right! LOL … I know what you’re thinking, “Lets get on with it J-Roe”… Ok Ok, gosh. (slight eye roll) This is batch 2 of my 12 Days of Cookies. Chocolate and Mint? Oh yes please, right here right here. I’m so down with this combo it’s not even right.
Have you ever had a Crinkle? (hmmm possible future cookie) Well, they are like that. Soft and chewy except these have just a hint of mint. Its like a mix between a cookie and a brownie. The mint is not too over powering either. And hey, if you’re not a mint fan guess what? Yeap…you can leave the mint out all together. I hooked it up like that. Cyber Hugs!
I’m telling’ ya, if you make these for your special peeps, they will be ooh la la-in’ you all day and night. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. This is the kind of cookie where you wait till the kids are asleep, you creep into the kitchen, open a bottle of red and have some alone time. Ain’t nothing wrong with that ma ladies (and gents, Ahem). Alright I won’t hold out any longer. I’m such a tease…
Prep Time: 10 minutes ~ Cook Time: 12 minutes ~ Total Time: 22 minutes
1 1/2 c whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 c cacao powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
7 oz coconut butter, softened
1 c coconut sugar or regular sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
3 tbsp strong coffee or espresso
1 c chocolate chips
1/2 c cacao nibs
powdered sugar for topping, optional
crushed peppermint candy to garnish, optional
- Preheat oven to 350F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, sift together dry ingredients: flour, cacao powder and baking soda.
- In a larger bowl, using a hand mixer cream together butter, sugar, peppermint extract and coffee until smooth.
- Fold in chocolate chips and cacao nibs.
- Use a cookie scoop to shape dough into balls. Slightly press down on each cookie with the palm of your hand.
- Bake for 12 minutes and let cool on baking sheet before transferring to a cookie rack.
- Garnish with powdered sugar or crushed peppermint candies.
Ps…If you aren’t above the age for a bottle of red, Almond milk works just as well too!
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