I’ll be honest mint not my favorite baking ingredient but many people love these cookies. They have been compared in taste to thin mints the Girl scout cookie. I like a cookie with a little more texture so I add some flax seed meal to these. It’s good for you and adds a little more heartiness to the cookie.You can omit the peppermint extracts and have a tasty regular chocolate chip recipe.
Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookie
bake in 350 degree oven makes about 3 dozen
- 1 lb unsalted room temperature butter
- 1.5 cup granulated cane sugar
- 1 Tbl. unsulphured molasses
- 4 whole eggs
- 1/4 cup oil (canola, safflower, vegetable)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract (I use organic)
- 4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup flax seed meal
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. sea salt.
- 12oz bag milk chocolate chips or chunks
In a bowl mix together flour, flax, salt, baking powder and baking soda, set aside. In a mixer, cream together butter, molasses and sugar. Once light and fluffy add egg , oil, vanilla and peppermint. Mix well.
In small batches add the dry ingredients until all are incorporated. I prefer to allow the dough to chill for an hour or so.
Using a spoon place mounds onto a sheet pan and press top lightly. Bake in preheated over for 13-15 min. Until cookies are brown on edges and light brown on top. Remove from over, allow to cool on pan for 5 min then remove and cool on a rack.