I made these last weekend. I didn't read the recipe properly and melted all of the Andes mint chips instead of only part of it. So I added about 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips later on in it's place. I enjoyed the flavor but they really spread out and were rather flat. I'm blaming that on my mistake with the chips. I will try these again as I enjoyed the flavor. Thank you : )
This was a really great recipe. Made a few changes, I melted the butter in with the chocolate only because I am always nervous about the chocolate clumping or drying out when melted by itself, and I also used plain semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the mint because my hubby Andy hates mint...go figure ;) Great recipe, definetly a keeper!
If I can make them delicious than anyone can. My friend said it was the best chocolate based cookie he had ever had. Not overpoweringly rich or minty. I used Andes chocolate instead of chocolate chips. I really love them and choose them for the care packages I send out to the Marines iraq. Thank you for the great recipe.
Delicious. Everyone loved these cookies.I added extra mint chips and extract, and skipped the nuts. I used green and red Andes mint chocolate chips for color. Wonderful recipe.
I made 8 kinds of Christmas Cookies and these were the biggest hit everywhere I brought them. They were so moist and froze very well. I added a little extra mint and some extra choc chips at the end as the crunch from them went well with the cake-like texture. WONDERFUL!
My daughter made these for a cookie exchange at her troop's Christmas party. It is a simple enough recipe that she was able to make them completely on her own (she is 10). We didn't have mint chips so she added 1/2 tsp of mint extract (although it was higher than the amount suggested in the intro, it did not seem overly minty at all; in fact we decided that 1/4 tsp would probably not have been quite enough.) They were a big hit at the party...chewy but still a little cakey, exactly like a brownie but in drop-cookie form. It made exactly three dozen, but they disappeared so quickly that we have already decided this will be one of those recipes we automatically double. In fact, I think we're making them again this afternoon. DD says this is one of her favorite cookie recipes ever and is thinking of making it her 'signature' cookie ~ thanks so much for posting! :o)
I was craving chocolate mint and these cookies hit the spot. My husband, who isn't a big mint fan, also liked them. I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (instead of mint chocolate chips) then added about 1/4 + 1/8 tsp of peppermint extract to the batter. Instead of melting the chocolate chips on the stove, I put them in a dry, clean microwavable bowl and microwaved them on high for 1 minute then stirred until all the chips had melted. If you like cookie batter, this is incredible. I had a hard time keeping my toddler (and myself) out of it.