Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

We recently acquired two new products in our household:

As soon as I saw these two bags, I knew my life was about to change for the better. Visions of Christmas cookies began dancing in my head. Luckily, I had a fantastic excuse to make Christmas cookies. My son is having a cookie exchange at his school next week and I decided these are the perfect cookie for the occasion.

I started off with my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. The only change I made was, I left out the 2 cups chocolate chips and instead used 1 cup mint M&Ms and 1 cup Nestle winter dark chocolate and mint morsels. The effect was wonderful!!!

I baked a few for us to eat now (it’s against the law in our house to make cookies and not have a few to eat right after), and froze the rest to make for my son’s school party.

I love how pretty they look all lined up and ready to freeze.

This is how to have a merry Christmas!!

Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 C softened butter
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 3/4 C bread flour
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 C Holiday Mint M&MS
  • 1 C Nestle Winter Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels

Directions:

  • Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  • With a whisk, stir together flour, salt and soda.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet in three installments, beating after each addition.
  • Fold in candies and chips
  • If you want to bake some right away, bake at 375 degrees and check them after about 7 minutes. Scoop the rest onto wax paper and freeze. Once the scoops are frozen, put them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer.
  • Bake the frozen dough at 375 for about 12 minutes.

5 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies”

  1. December 9, 2012 at 8:39 pm #

    I love mint choco chip anything. That’s why I went ga-ga when I saw this post!! 😀 I wish I could find these here in the Philippines.

  2. Deanne
    December 12, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    What size scoop do you use for your cookies? they look wonderful!

    • The Pink Apron Blog
      December 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

      Thanks, Deanne! I use a 2T scoop.

  3. Lauren :)
    December 13, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    So yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe…& we always taste test a few immediately on our house, too 😉

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