12 December 2007

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies

I figured I'm going to fill out the rest of the month with my Christmas cookie recipes for this year. Festive! Topical! And makes my life oh-so-much easier, given how hectic things are right now. Heh. Although I have also made a few stellar soups, if I do say so myself, so those will be posted once I get through all my goodies.

So, this cookie. Even the Abominable Snowman adores this cookie. I originally found the recipe at this site, and I actually enjoy this cookie a lot too. First and foremost, they taste exactly like Girl Scout Thin Mints. Seriously, it's uncanny. Only they are poofy and soft and oh so much nicer. And not to mention: much, much cheaper than Thin Mints. And you can have them year-round. Which is a total win in my book.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies

1 1/2 c. (9-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
3/4 c. chopped nuts

Melt 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips in small, heavy saucepan over lowest possible heat. When morsels begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature. *Or, you can do what I did and melt them in your own beloved microwave.

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, peppermint extract and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in melted chocolate. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in remaining morsels and nuts. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in preheated 350° F. oven for 8 to 12 minutes or until sides are set but centers are still soft. Let stand for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


Kayte said...

i found your blog thanks to a link on thenest.com and i am so glad i did! i love the way it looks (very easy to read) and your pictures and food look amazing! i will definitely be trying the chocolate mint brownie cookies this weekend when i'm baking with my mom.

Anonymous said...

I followed a link here today (the lemon cookies!), and have just read a bunch of your archives (back to October...I feel like a stalker). Anyway, wonderful blog! I am forcibly restraining myself from making these cookies tonight: they look terrific!


Patricia Scarpin said...

Nemmie, do you mind if I add this recipe to my holiday baking (already long enough) list??
My husband is not into sweets but he loves mint flavored chocolates... I'll bake these for him!

No wonder even the Abominable Snowman loves them. :)

Julie said...

LOL! What an awesome photo!! You are so creative :)

Dana said...

AMAZING photo. Love it.

bakeorbreak said...

Very cute picture. Because of the Thin Mint similarity, I might just have to try these for my sister.

Jennie said...

Gotta chime in...ADORE the photo. :)

D said...

that is a freaking awesome picture. now I must make these.

food makes me happy said...

Haha where did you find that guy?
It's awesome!

Sarah said...

Love the pictures! The cookies sound wonderful too.

Brilynn said...

That's the cutest abominable snowman ever! And those cookies look fantastic too.

Anonymous said...

Those cookies not only say my 4 favorite things: chocolate, mint, brownies, cookies, But they look mouth-watering too! Yum.

Nemmie said...

Patricia: knock yourself out! They are very good, hope your husband enjoys them!

Cindy: I must admit an undying love for all things Abominable Snowman. My mother-in-law keeps me stocked with decorations of him :)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I adore the Abominable Snowman. And I adore these cookies! Ahhh--so cute, I can't even stand it!

Peabody said...

Oh I love that picture....so cute! I mean I love the Bumble so much I made him a cupcake...I can see why he loves the brownie cookies too!

Deborah said...

I'll take some!!!

Anonymous said...

made these over the weekend! and they were delicious!!! thank you soo much.

Anonymous said...

These are delicious! I made them today and they are going into my permanent recipe file. These cookies were a big hit. Thanks!