so fresh, so cool: crispy mint chocolate chip cookies

crispy mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

I’m so into fall mode right now. There’s lots of colourful leaves on the trees and crisp leaves on the ground. Some days are rainy and cool while other days are shockingly warm – look ma, no cardigan required! Autumn gives me all the feelings and I’ve been eating apples and yams and soup as required. But sometimes you need to look ahead.

crispy mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

I don’t know why mint makes me think of winter but it does. I could have made some soft and cakey pumpkin oat chocolate chip cookies (my husband’s favourite, by the way) but I spied a bag of mint chocolate chips hidden in the back of the freezer and I couldn’t ignore the mint urge any longer. So, I decided to make something completely different.

crispy mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

Let me introduce you to these crisp, thin and oh so cool cookies.

crispy mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

They are not only lookers, but they taste perfectly minty (not too minty!) and chocolatey and buttery. A tiny little drop of peppermint oil alongside the mint chocolate chips gives them the right amount of flavour. I love a good crispy cookie and this recipe delivers. The texture is spot on – not hard but a good balance of crisp and the slightest chew in the centre. These are really great cookies.

crispy mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

The key to getting them to look so good is to use a glass to flatten out the cookies once they’re on the cookie sheet, just before baking. I imagine that if you’re looking for just a regular plain chocolate chip cookie you could drop the mint for vanilla and swap in some milk chocolate chips (or dark!) and you’ll also have a very fine cookie. Whatever way you bake them up, I’m sure they’ll be the ideal accompaniment to your favourite season. Now go and eat some cookies.

crispy mint chocolate chip cookies | everybody likes sandwiches

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