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How To Make Easy Mint Choc Chip Cookies

Mint Choc Chip Cookies: Crispy on the outside, cakey on the inside; with choc chips and a sweet choc mint flavor. These Christmas cookies are sure to become a hit that Santa will love on Christmas night!Mint Choc Chip Cookies: Crispy on the outside, cakey on the inside; with choc chips and a sweet choc mint flavor. These Christmas cookies are sure to become a hit that Santa will love on Christmas night!

 It is beginning to look a little too much like Christmas, a little too fast!

Oh my gosh, where has the year gone? Seriously?

Before I knew it, it was December. I don’t think I really realized how close we were to Christmas until the mountains of candy canes came streaming into school (work).

Mint Choc Chip Christmas Cookies

Mint Choc Chip Cookies Are The Answer To An Overload of Candy Canes

It is at that stage where they are still a novelty factor, you know- every single card has a candy cane attached, or is that just at my work?

Now, I have to say – that is not on MY cards, but the cards the kidlets are giving each other. It is like some of the kids now have a candy cane permanently attached to their hands, or to their mouths.

Can you say sugar rush? Hypo? Crazy….?

Mint Choc Chip Christmas Cookies

My time will come; the kids are so generous and they love sharing the magic of Christmas with candy canes. I just can’t eat 30 of them!

Sorry, I could try… but what about all the other Christmas goodies I wouldn’t have room for?

Do you have the same problem?

You end up with SO many candy canes, but you don’t want to throw them out? It seems so wasteful, I know- I can’t throw them out.

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So, I have a solution for you. A good one.

It is one of those occasions where the end product is SO much better than the initial ingredient.

Chewy Mint Choc Chip Chocolate Cookies Recipe

You can thank me later…

Mint Choc Chip Christmas Cookies

This is a perfect way to use up some of those candy canes, and trust me- a much better gift!

P.S… these mint chocolate cookies love to be dunked in milk… YUM!

Mint Choc Chip Christmas Cookies

Mint Choc Chip Christmas Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 24-30 cookies

Mint Choc Chip Christmas Cookies

Crispy on the outside, cakey on the inside; with choc chips and a sweet choc mint flavour, they are sure to become a hit that Santa will love on Christmas night!

Ingredients

  • 125 grams butter (soft)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar – firmly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup plain flour – sifted
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour – sifted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder –sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk choc chip bits
  • 65 grams peppermint candy canes – finely crushed

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

In a medium bowl, add the butter and beat until it has begun to become creamy.

Add the brown sugar and beat until pale and creamy.

Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat again until combined.

Add the plain flour, self raising flour and cocoa and fold gently into the mixture until it is all mixed in.

Add the choc chips and crushed candy canes. Stir again until thoroughly mixed.

Using a large teaspoon of mixture, form round balls and place on a lined baking tray, leaving enough room for the cookies to spread. Slightly push the balls down with your hand.

Cook for 10- 15 minutes. The tops should be slightly cracked and any candy cane pieces melted.

Leave them to cool on the tray to harden before moving to a wire rack to continue cooling. Store in an airtight container.

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Treat Yourself Sweeter wishes you a Merry Christmas. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season full of love, laughter and beautiful memories.

I look forward to connecting with you in 2015 (oh my gosh…! 2015…!)Mint Choc Chip CookiesDo you have a favorite recipe to use up excess ingredients or left overs during the Christmas season? I’d love to hear from you.

Love the recipe?  Check out the following delicious chocolate delights:No Bake Cherry Ripe Cheesecake

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8 Responses to How To Make Easy Mint Choc Chip Cookies

  1. Tricia December 10, 2014 at 12:20 pm #

    Yum! These sound and look so tasty. I love mint chocolate chip. I’ll definitely have to try!

    • Catherine Holt December 10, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

      Mint and chocolate work perfectly together don’t they Tricia. Kirsten certainly knows how to make the mouth water with these cookies. I hope you enjoy them 🙂

    • Kirsten Burrows December 10, 2014 at 10:37 pm #

      They really are Tricia. I am not a fan of candy canes, but love these cookies! Still haven’t figured out how to stop at one 😉 Christmas is the best foodie season!

  2. Simple Hacks Living December 12, 2014 at 7:35 am #

    Nice recipe! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

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