Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combinations when it comes to anything chocolate. These cookies are awesome because there’s chocolate chips and chocolate cocoa mixed into the dough so there’s twice as much chocolate flavor. The intense chocolatey-ness of these cookies is combined with mint extract and the result is just so good! It’s a simple recipe that only takes maybe 25 minutes to whip together and bake. The inside of the cookies melt in your mouth while the outside has just a tiny bit of crunch around the edges. The aroma of mint and chocolate was intoxicating so I definitely will be making these again. I would recommend trying one of these fresh out of the oven…so heavenly!
One of my favorite combinations is mint and chocolate. For St. Patrick’s Day, I decided to make some green chocolate chip cookies and to give the recipe a little kick I added mint extract to the batter. The chocolate and the mint were great together and it was even tastier dipping the cookies into milk. For whatever reason dipping the cookies in milk caused the mint flavor to be more pronounced. This was an easy and tasty recipe for St. Patty’s day!
I decided to try making mint syrup because I thought it would be nice with a Grasshopper sundae. Grasshoppers are made with vanilla ice cream, mint syrup (or creme de menthe), and hot fudge. The process is similar to making a mint syrup for cocktails except that the water and sugar is reduced longer to make it thick. I look forward to having this with some homemade hot fudge!
These cookies require this weird baking process where they cook overnight in an oven that has been turned off. I’m not sure why this is but it works since the cookies turned out really well. The insides are a little gooey with a nice, light texture. They look so pretty on a plate too!
Mint Chocolate Meringue Cookies
(Makes 2 dozen)
- 2 egg whites
- 2/3 c. sugar
- 1/4 tsp mint extract
- pinch salt
- 2 drops green food coloring
- 11 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
- In a bowl, whip the eggs until they are stiff.
- Slowly add the sugar, salt, mint, and coloring while whipping.
- Fold in the chips. Place dough with a tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets.
- Preheat the oven to 400F and leave on for 15 minutes, then turn off. Put the cookies in the oven and let sit over night.