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!
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!