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« on: January 02, 2012 07:23:12 PM »

Refreshing MINT Chocolate Chip Cookies were part of my homemade cookie christmas gifts AND part of my entry for Instructables cookie challenge! They were so good I just have to share them with everyone Smiley


Makes: 2 dozen (varies on size)

Ingredients
 2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
3/4 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of room temperature butter
1 cup packed of brown sugar
1/2 cup of white sugar
2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 heaping cup of chocolate chips
1 heaping cup of mint chips (Andes work best)
  (optional to have up to a total of 1 TBS vanilla extract, but not necessary with the minty flavor)


Directions
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets with favorite nonstick spray.
Bowl 1: Mix together the flour, baking soda and salt.
Bowl 2: Cream together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. THEN beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended.
Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using (Dont throw them in the mixer if you are using one!). Follow with the Mint Chips, also by hand.
Drop cookie dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart. Depending on the size of the cookie you are going for, an PAM sprayed ice cream scooper works well here.
 Bake for 14 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Cool on baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. This is because all of the chocolate needs a few extra minutes to harden, or else they will cool formed with ridges from the wires on the rack.


IF you want to try these out, there is  a printable PDF of this on the original post here:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Refreshing-MINT-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies/ (Vote while you are there!)
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012 10:29:24 AM »

Mmmm ... they look so yummy!

I can't wait to get baking but everytime I make biscuits, they end up hard. I measure all the ingredients out correctly and I think I leave them in the oven for just long enough, sometimes less, but my biscuits always end up like rocks.

What am I doing wrong? Please someone tell me so I can get cracking with these cookies ...   :-)

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012 05:34:14 PM »

Mmmm ... they look so yummy!

I can't wait to get baking but everytime I make biscuits, they end up hard. I measure all the ingredients out correctly and I think I leave them in the oven for just long enough, sometimes less, but my biscuits always end up like rocks.

What am I doing wrong? Please someone tell me so I can get cracking with these cookies ...   :-)

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The first things that come to mind are the cooking situation. Is the oven fully pre-heated before you put them in? And do you take them off the baking sheet right away?
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012 04:23:59 PM »

Yuuuumm these look delicious!! Will have to make them, and my partner doesn't like mint so more for me! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012 06:58:55 PM »

Yuuuumm these look delicious!! Will have to make them, and my partner doesn't like mint so more for me! Smiley

LOL indeed, more for you! They freeze well! Especially in mini baggies with one or two cookies in it for easy defrost!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012 08:20:13 AM »

Yup, I make sure the temp is right and the mixture has all the right amount of ingredients in it. I've heard that to keep them from going hard, put the biscuits in an airtight container with a slice of bread or half an apple or something but literally a few seconds after I take them out of the oven, whilst cooling down, they seem to be hardening also.   Sad

All the biscuit recipes I've tried say something like 'take out of oven and leave to cool'.
I know if I take a bite while they're still hot, the biscuits are soft ... is leaving them in a plate to cool the problem?  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012 10:42:03 AM »

Yup, I make sure the temp is right and the mixture has all the right amount of ingredients in it. I've heard that to keep them from going hard, put the biscuits in an airtight container with a slice of bread or half an apple or something but literally a few seconds after I take them out of the oven, whilst cooling down, they seem to be hardening also.   Sad

All the biscuit recipes I've tried say something like 'take out of oven and leave to cool'.
I know if I take a bite while they're still hot, the biscuits are soft ... is leaving them in a plate to cool the problem?  Huh

Hmm, not sure about that, I'm not a frequent biscuit maker, but I wonder if the plate holds in the heat and keeps cooking them instead of on a rack? Not sure, sorry girlie!
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012 04:08:19 PM »

Yup, I make sure the temp is right and the mixture has all the right amount of ingredients in it. I've heard that to keep them from going hard, put the biscuits in an airtight container with a slice of bread or half an apple or something but literally a few seconds after I take them out of the oven, whilst cooling down, they seem to be hardening also.   Sad

All the biscuit recipes I've tried say something like 'take out of oven and leave to cool'.
I know if I take a bite while they're still hot, the biscuits are soft ... is leaving them in a plate to cool the problem?  Huh

Maybe you overmixed or added too much flour to the dough?  Sometimes that happens to me too but usually if I microwaved the biscuit before eating it - it becomes soft again.
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