Usually, I’m a purest when it comes to the traditional chocolate chip cookie; no white chocolate, no milk chocolate, no butterscotch chips, only semi-sweet chocolate chips and definitely no nuts. But in March everything has a touch of green, so I strayed and added some Irish to America’s favorite cookie for St. Patrick’s Day. These Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies add color along with a burst of mint in each bite. The batter tastes great too! So get in the spirit of the season where everyone is Irish and bake a batch for your St. Pat’s Day celebration!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
2¼ cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
½ cup Butter, softened
½ cup Crisco Shortening
¾ cup Sugar
¾ cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1¼ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
¾ cup Mint Chips
In a separate bowl mix Flour, Baking Soda and Salt. Set aside.
Cream Butter, Shortening, Sugar, Brown Sugar and Vanilla.
Add Eggs one at a time. Gradually add flour mixture.
Stir in Chocolate Chips and Mint Chips.
Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
Remove from oven when slightly golden on edges. Cookies will look underdone. Makes 5 dozen.