Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (or more to taste)
  • about 10 drops of green food coloring
  • 3 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 12 ounces dark chocolate chips, divided

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line one or more baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then beat on medium for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs + yolk, peppermint extract, and green food coloring.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and combine until the flour is not quite incorporated.
  5. Add half of the chocolate chips to the dough.* Chop the other half coarsely, with a knife or in a food processor.
  6. Add the chopped chocolate to the dough, and mix until just combined.
  7. Cover the dough and refrigerate for about an hour.**
  8. Form balls of dough and place them on the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  9. Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes, or until BARELY starting to brown on the edges.
  10. Let cool 5 minutes on the pan, then remove to a cooling rack.

**Chilling is not mandatory. You can bake them right after you mix it and they will still turn out fine.

Adapted from The Foodcharlatan

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