Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delaney Martin, Writer

Today I will be making mint chocolate chip cookies. I love chocolate chip cookies, and I wanted to add a twist, so I decided to add mint extract and green food coloring into the cookies. The ingredients I used for this recipe are molasses, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, water, mint extract, and chocolate chips. I got all my supplies together, and I was ready to bake. The first thing I did was preheat my oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit. Then, in my mixer, I put the shortening (⅔ of a cup), sugar (1 ½ cup), molasses (1 ½ Tbsp.), water (1 Tbsp), vanilla extract (1 tsp.), and mint extract (3 tsp.). Then, I beat that all together until it looked well blended, and I added two eggs as the mixture was being beaten together. After the mixture looked blended, I added the salt (½ tsp.) and baking soda (¼ tsp.). Then, I turned the mixture back on at low speed, and gradually added the flour (1 ¾) until the mixture looked well blended together. Then I added the chocolate chips (2 cups). Finally, I dropped the dough by teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Then, I put them in the oven at 375 degrees fahrenheit for about ten minutes. After they were done baking, I let them cool for about 5 minutes. Then I was done! I tried them and they were really good! I think mint goes really well in cookies. The cookies were flat, and they were very crunchy. So they weren’t the prettiest. But I personally like hard and crunchy cookies, so I think some people would enjoy them. The mint taste wasn’t too much or too little. This recipe wasn’t too messy, and it didn’t take too long to make it. I would definitely recommend making this recipe. I would rate it a 7.5 out of 10. 

Tip: If your cookies are cold, put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds, they will taste like they just came out of the oven!