For all the leprechaun fans in your house, substitute peppermint extract for vanilla in your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for a subtle mint flavor. Add a little green food coloring (or not) and you have a festive St. Patrick's day treat. The cookies were ravenously devoured by our after school second-grader crowd...
Hint O' Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
(based on the Original Nestle Toll House recipe)
2 cups white flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brownsugar
1.5 tsp. peppermint extract
1/4- 1/2 tsp. green food coloring
2 large eggs
1 package nestle chocolte mini morsel chips
Preheat oven to 375. Sift dry ingredients together. Whisk eggs, extract, and food coloring together. Beat sugars and butters together. Add egg mixture and beat again. Add flour mixture. When well blended, add chips. Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9-12 minutes.