Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Christmas Edition)

It’s well documented I am a Hershey’s girl.

With anything in life, there are ‘buts’.  Sometimes, there’s a coupon. And sometimes, that coupon includes adorable Christmas themed chocolate chips.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies (based on BH&G Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe)

Yields: 3 dozen

Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 tablespoon milk

½ cup melted chocolate (I melted chocolate chips)

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups Toll House Christmas Themed Chocolate Chips (or plain old milk chocolate chips)

Directions

Beat shortening and butter until smooth. Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, and baking soda. Mix in eggs until well incorporated. Add vanilla, peppermint, and milk. Fold in melted chocolate.

Mix in cocoa powder and flour, 1/2 cup at a time. 

Add Toll House Christmas chocolate chips.

 Using a 1″ cookie scoop, drop dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack. Allow to cool completely.

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I made these for a food drive at work along with a batch of good old-fashioned chocolate chip.

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