Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Mint chocolate chocolate chip cookies

3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 eggs
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup choclate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375 F. Cream butter and sugars and peppermint extract on medium speed until light and fluffly. Add eggs, beat well. In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, soda, powder and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, don't over mix. Stir in chips and nuts. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 minutes until set. Cool 1 minute, remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. (Cookies will look barely done when removing from oven.)

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