Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!
I woke up this morning and thought to myself, “Self, what everyone needs this Friday morning is a brand spankin' new chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's Friday, it stopped raining briefly here in Edmonton, let's get some chocolate coursing through our veins!”
If I can't send you these delectable cookies through my computer screen at least I can empower you to bake them up this weekend.
These cookies saw a whole passel of my favorite flavors come together: butter, chocolate and mint.
I know, I know, I'm guilty of every flavor being my favorite, that's what happens when you are an avid baker. But these…..these are something divine. My husband came home, bit into one and mumbled through a crunchy mouthful of cookie “Oh my God, these are great Lynn!”
I'd like to think he's very, nay, extremely spoiled when it comes to eating baked creations, so when he says it's great, I tend to believe him.
The fact that he also tells me when my baking concoctions suck also helps me to believe that when he says they are good, they are definitely good.
On to the crispy, buttery, mint chocolate chip cookie recipe!
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/4 cups white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 cups mint chocolate chips or Andes mint baking bits
Kick the tires and light the fires to 375 degrees.
Cream together your butter and sugar until it's light and fluffy.
Add in the egg and vanilla, mixing thoroughly.
Beat in the flour, baking soda and salt.
When that is done, fold in the two cups of mint chocolate chips/bits by hand, and prepare to put them on some parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough into a ball, 12 per cookie sheet. Take a glass and using the bottom, flatten out each cookie. If the cookie sticks, start wetting the bottom of the glass with water, they will come right off. Flatten each of them as much as you can. This is a dry dough -no sticky chewiness going on here- but it's just wet enough to make perfect little flat cookie patties.
Bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.
Cool on the sheets completely. These turned out to be wonderfully crispy, crunchy and were surprisingly a hit with everyone. The butter flavor really is apparent in these ones due to the lack of flavor that comes with brown sugar, but that isn't a bad thing at all. Buttery, crispy little bites of chocolate heaven! The mint really shines through in these cookies as well, so use a good quality mint chocolate chip.
So here I am at 7:30 am, Friday morning, banging out a post so you can have your cookies this weekend. If the weather in Edmonton is rainy like they have forecasted you are going to need some cheering up, my friends.
For those who haven't heard, this past Wednesday saw Edmonton batten down the hatches with tornado warnings, green clouds, school bus closures and more. This picture that has been circulating the internet (if anyone knows who took it, please let me know so I can accredit them, I've seen in on several websites with no accreditation) was of the storm moving in just south of where I live.
We are not used to green clouds in Edmonton.
We are most certainly not used to green clouds in cold June weather in Edmonton.
My friend Lynn B. who lives mere blocks from me here in the south end of Edmonton has a beautiful clear view of any weather that rolls into town from the south. She gets to see these lovely green clouds storming into our neighborhood and snaps the pictures that I don't get to see.
I think I would be doing a lot
more of day drinking if I had to watch these storms roll in. I don't have this view from my house thank the Lord above. I just hide in my basement and ignore what's out there.
So you know what Edmonton?
Our collective frayed nerves need, demand, heck they deserve a sugar coma this weekend.
Bake these babies up. Enjoy.
We are heading out to the lake this weekend and I'm hoping that it doesn't rain. It's looking good so far but hey, this is Alberta after all.
I could wake up to snow tomorrow morning.
(you think I'm kidding, don't you? I'm not.)
Have a lovely, fabulous weekend where ever you live! Thanks for stopping by and reading!