Easy Family Recipes: Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip CookiesLet's get shamrockin' this week and add a wee bit 'o luck of the Irish into a fun dessert. Perk up your average chocolate chip cookies with a touch of mint and of course, a lot of green! Let the kids help with these delectable cookies and you'll not only have a St. Patty's-themed dessert, but a fun (and easy) family activity too. I like to use parchment paper whenever I bake cookies. Clean-up is quick and easy and there is no chance of the cookies sticking. Pick up a roll next to the foil and plastic wraps at the store before you give these cookies a try. Happy St. Patty's Day!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 dozen, or 36 (1 cookie) servings

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Green Food Color
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375-degrees F. Mix flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, food color and peppermint extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop by heaping tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick & Company, Inc.

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