Thursday, December 22, 2011

Guest Post Sweet Treats: Days of Chalk and Chocolate

Until Christmas, I'll be having fun guests as part of "Homemade in December."
Anyone is welcome to link up their Christmas Projects at our Christmas Link Carnival.
This weeks' theme on my blog is Sweet Treats, and we welcome Jenny from Days of Chalk and Chocolate!
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I'm so excited to be guest blogging at Family Ever After today!  I love Rachel's blog and she is such an upbeat and fun friend to have...so glad to be here!
I bet you've been spending a lot of time in the kitchen getting ready for the holidays. I know I have!  And every year without fail I bake my ultimate favorite cookie (next to Mallomars which I would never make at home. You can't make Mc Donalds at home and you can't make a Mallomar either but I digress) which are Double Chocolate Mint Cookies. I adore chocolate and I adore mint and I adore cookies. Winning all around!
A few weeks ago I spent the evening baking with my sister and our kids. It was a blast and we ended up with some super yummy treats, including these chocolate mint ones!  I'd love to share the recipe with you!
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream together, butter, sugar and eggs. 
  3. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to wet and blend until thoroughly combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips'
  5. Drop by teaspoonful onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-9 minutes.  The cookies will be soft but they will harden a bit as they cool. Cool about 1 minute on cookie sheet then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.    


If you don't care for mint you can substitute equal amounts of vanilla. And you can really add any chip you want or even chopped up Andes Candies. And if you sandwich vanilla ice cream in between and then roll the sides in min chocolate chips I won't tell anyone. It will be our secret. 
I hope you have a wonderful holiday and a happy happy new year!  And thanks again, Rachel, for letting me share my sweet treat!          
Cheers!
Jenny

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2 comments:

Elliet said...

And walnuts. Lots of walnuts, Jenny!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Yummy! Great recipe, Jenny!