Crispy chocolate mint cookies with chopped and layered mint chocolate candies!
Chocolate Mint Chip Cookies
AuthorRegina | Leelalicious
2ounceschocolate mintschopped and layered, about 1/3 cup
3tablespoonscoconut oilor shortening
chocolate mintschopped and layered, for sprinkling
Melt 2 ounces chopped chocolate mints in the stove top in a heavy saucepan or in the microwave until smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes.
In the bowl of your electric mixer beat the coconut oil (or shortening) for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder and salt and continue beating until combined.
Beat in the cooled chocolate, egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour and either stir in with a wooden spoon or with the mixer. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for about 3 hours. (If you have time, roll the dough into balls after 1 hour of chilling and continue chilling for 1 more hour. This way the cookies come out with chewier centers.)
Preheat the oven to 350 F and roll the dough into about 18 balls (1 tablespoon of dough per ball).
Place dough balls 2 inches apart on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Take out from the oven, sprinkle a few chopped chocolate candy pieces on each cookie and bake for 1 additional minute. Cool on wire rack.
Store the cookies in an airtight container for 2 days or freeze for later.