Written by Meena Agarwal on December 21st, 2006 |
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
… before I flood the town with cookies!Okay, so I have a disease. When I like something, and I mean, really like it, I tend to go overboard. Yes, as in waaaay overboard!So, the past few days have kept me busy with regular trips to the kitchen store to load up on parchment paper, pastry brushes, whisks of all sizes and most importantly, cookie jars!
I guess you could say I’ve caught the cookie-baking bug. I’ve been baking non-stop for the past four days, churning out tray after tray of the most delicious, chewy, melt-in-you-mouth goodies I’d have never even imagined possible by someone who doesn’t really like to bake per se.
The journey so far has been fun, and for the most part, enlightening. I figured out many short-cuts, some easy and simple substitutions, and learnt quite a few lessons the hard way over some not-so-delightful looking treats that filled my home with the whiff of burning plastic! Yes, it’s been an insightful few days, and nothing that I’d regret. Infact, I think it’s going on great and I still have the will to try out a few more of Hubby’s picks from a cookie bible I bought not so very long ago.
With my Christmas shopping all taken care of, gifts duly wrapped, labeled and strategically placed under the tree, and the home looking it’s absolute best in all Holiday slendour, I can’t help but wait to wake up on Christmas morning to the smell of fresh brewing coffee and a platter of home-made baked treats. Yes, nothing can quite beat that feeling, except, of course knowing that mine is the biggest gift under the tree this year. Now, if only I knew what it was!
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Prep time: 10 min, Cooking time: 15 min | Makes: 15-18 cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 1 stick butter, melted 2 eggs 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp vanilla extract 6-7 drops peppermint extract 4-5 drop green food colouring 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.
MIX melted butter, sugar, eggs, peppermint and vanilla extract, along with food colouring in a large bowl until well incorporated. Fold in flour and chocolate chips to form a soft dough.
DIVIDE dough and shape into cookies. Line a cookie sheet with greased foil and bake cookies for 15-20 minutes till golden and done.