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

10 comments to “so fresh, so cool: crispy mint chocolate chip cookies”

  1. 1
    Ashlae   October 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Ooh, that glass-flattening technique is brilliant. Just like these cookies. Mint + chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations and I have no idea how I’ve gone 26 years without adding mint to my chocolate chip cookies.

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    cheri   October 20, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Love this minty twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie, great idea to add peppermint oil. Can’t wait to make these!

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    Sues   October 20, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Mint chocolate chip is the best flavor combination ever- these cookies sound so, so good!!

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    kickpleat   October 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Yes, it is Ashlae! As for the mint, do it. Now. It just feels right.

    Thanks Cheri 🙂

    Sues, I totally agree.

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    Joanne M   October 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Those cookies look so good! I wonder if making them with GF flour would work as nicely? I like mint but in moderation. I was thinking that a mix of regular chips and mint chips would work well. Every cookie would vary in the mint intensity. Also, I recently bought a bottle of butter extract and I’m keen to use it somehow. This recipe may just be that opportunity 🙂

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    kickpleat   October 31, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Joanne, I’m no expert on GF flour but I’m sure it could easily be done. I have butter extract too – used it for a buttermint ice cream that was super tasty 🙂

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    Stephanie   December 10, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    OK I am looking for a cookie that is CRISP. Are these crispy all the way through? Would they be ok covered in chocolate?

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    kickpleat   December 12, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Stephanie, they are not crisp all the way through like the way a graham cracker is crisp – they have some give/chew in the centre. I wouldn’t cover them in chocolate but that’s because it’s something I’ve never considered doing 🙂

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    Rachel   December 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Another great recipe, thank you so much! Always like your recipes. These cookies look picture perfect. Easy to make. I’m serving them at my holiday party tonight…

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    lalit khatri   December 27, 2014 at 2:15 am

    wow i like very much this.

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