Chocolate Mint Snow Cap Cookies (Adapted from The Nest Chapter)
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- 1½ teasp baking powder
- 1½ cups milk chocolate chips
- 6 Tbsp butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1½ teasp vanilla
- ¼ teasp mint flavoring (or a bit more if you prefer a stronger flavor)
- powdered sugar
- pinch of salt
- In large glass mixing bowl, microwave 1 cup chocolate chips and butter. Make sure to check every 30 seconds to avoid burning. Mix until smooth.
- Beat in granulated sugar until combined, then beat in eggs, vanilla and mint flavoring.
- Add in flour mixture stirring until combined. Add remaining chocolate pieces.
- Cool mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar.
- Place on a non-stick baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Cool for a few minutes on a baking sheet. Makes about 30 cookies.
|I had to sample one, of course!|
These cookies were fairly easy to make and I was happy to not have to use my electric mixer (Don't get me wrong - I love my Kitchenaid, but sometimes I don't want to lug the big thing out and have to clean it afterwards. So it was nice to be able to only use a simple glass mixing bowl). The cookies came out soft and chewy on the inside with a subtle hint of peppermint - definitely not overpowering at all! They were almost too good to give away, but 'tis the season, right? I reused a cute Santa cookie tin I had and packed these cookies for Keith to bring into work the next day along with some sugar cookies I cut into star shapes and decorated with green sugar crystals to keep with the holiday theme. Aren't I a good wife?
The next evening, when Keith got home from work, I eagerly asked him if anyone ate the cookies. Did they like them? Any feedback? He was happy to report that they were a huge success and everyone at his office was impressed. They already put in requests to make a double batch for next year. What are your favorite holiday cookies to make?