Mint choc chip cookies

This is one of my favourite recipes. The cookies are full of flavour and character and will be gone in seconds!

Mint choc chip cookies

Ingredients

  • 130g butter
  • 130g light brown sugar
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg (cold) 
  • 190g self raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 40g cocoa (sifted)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 150g green mint chips and 
  • 100g dark choc chips (or just 250g dark choc chips)

Method

1. Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy.

2. Add in the egg and mix well.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and sifted cocoa. Add this bowl to the other bowl and combine.

4. Add in the peppermint extract and mix until you have a dough.

5. Pour in the mint and chocolate chips and make sure they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.

6. Put the dough in the fridge to firm up for at least half an hour. 15 minutes before you plan to make the cookies, preheat your oven to 180 degrees.

7. Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

8. After 30 minutes, remove the cookie dough from the fridge, roll into balls, flatten them slightly and place on the baking trays in batches of five. (The dough may be a little crumbly, but the warmth of your hands should bring it together.)

9. Pop the trays in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

10. Once removed from the oven, very carefully transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. They will still be very soft, but will harden as they cool.

The recipe makes 18-20 cookies.

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