Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happy St. Patrick's Day! Or as I like to call it, an excuse to bake green cookies and drink green beer. Yesterday I baked these delicious cookies in celebration of St. Paddy's Day. Basically, I googled "Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe" found this link, adapted it a little, and got to baking. I love making chocolate chip cookies because it reminds me of baking with my mom when I was a kid. And getting to lick the beaters afterwards. This super simple recipe produced 28 cookies.

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To make them, you'll need 1 cup of margarine - at room temperature, 1 cup of white sugar and one cup of brown sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 3 cups of all purpose flour, 2 cups of chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate), and a bit of green food colouring. 350F is the perfect temperature to bake these morsels of yumminess.

You can mix this all together with a bit of elbow grease and a wooden spoon or use a stand mixer. I let my mixer do most of the work. First, cream together the margarine and sugars. When this becomes pale, add the eggs one at a time. Scrape your bowl down as necessary. Add the extracts. This is when I added my food colouring. Next, toss in the baking soda and salt. Mix in the flour. When this is all well combined, add your chocolate chips.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You won't need to grease the paper. Using a spoon, scoop out about a heaping tablespoon's worth of dough. Roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet. Six per sheet should do. Bake for ten minutes and remove from the oven. They need to cool on the baking sheet for a minute or two before you transfer them to a cooling rack. These have a slightly crisp bottom but are still soft and gooey on the inside. Perfect.

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Happy Baking! xx Allison