Cookies have an uncanny way of making everything a little better. Cookies are what we bring for the dessert portion of meals we drop off for friends. Cookies are famous for breaking the ice in any social gathering. Cookies are what we bring to neighbors, just because. And cookies are what we share when one of us needs a little lift. Chewy mint chocolate chip cookies are the perfect lift-me-upper.
Our sweet baby gave himself quite the ouchie last week. He ran wild with his brothers, tripped, and ate it on the sidewalk. He must have bent his arm strangely when breaking his fall. Because break it, he did. Yup, the little guy broke his arm, and won the highly uncoveted role of our first cast-wearer. At age four. With a houseful of boys, we know it won’t be the last broken bone. Good thing our baby’s taking it all in stride.
These chewy mint chocolate chip cookies may not get our boy’s cast off any faster, but cookies just make things a little better. When he’s the only one who can’t go swimming in the sweltering heat. When he has to watch his brothers fly past on their bikes while he longingly waits for them to return. When he asks me for the 317th time why he can’t do X, Y, and Z. We can skip into the kitchen and make us some cookies, bringing that beloved dimpled smile back.
These mint chocolate chip cookies are soft, chewy, and chock full of heavenly Andes mint chips. The cookies are infused with peppermint extract, which add a delicious minty bite to them. A bit of cocoa powder in the dough provides a richer chocolate taste, and mini chocolate chips offer a melty chocolate sensation.
You won’t be sorry you made these; go enjoy!Print
Souce: Chew Out Loud, adapted from Andes
In case you missed these delicious bites, here is the epitome of a cookie that melts in your mouth:
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