Saturday, May 26, 2012

Double Chocolate and Mint Cookies

I've been on the hunt for some chocolatey goodness. 
Thanks to my habit of leaving the Food Network on most days, I get to go about my business and do a little selective hearing. Yep, loading up the dishes into the dishwasher in my own little world and I hear Giada say the word "Chocolate." My ears go *ooinngg* (meaning they perk up?) and I ditch the dishes to see what she has in store for me.

She taught me how to make these freakishly good gems. I literally hated her when she took a bite and I just had to sit there watch. I decided I needed to try them for myself.

What you will need:
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped up into 1/2" pieces (I used 54%)
  • 2 T unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 C flour
  • 2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 T water
  • 4.67 oz. pkg thin mints, like Andes (I just bought a 10oz. bag of  Ande's baking chips and about 3/4 of the bag)
  • Preheat oven to 300 degree's
  • Place one rack in the center of the oven, and the other rack on the bottom
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  • Bring small sauce pan with water to a slight simmer. Place a bowl on top of the pan and place chocolate and butter in. Stir frequently until melted
  • Once chocolate is melted, set aside to cool for 10 minutes
  • In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, eggs, vanilla and water until combined
  • Pour in dry ingredients
  • Fold in the melted chocolate
  • Fold in the Ande's mints
  • Chill for about 10 minutes until dough is firmed up a little
  • Place scoops of dough onto baking sheets
  • Place one baking sheet on middle rack, and one baking sheet on the bottom rack
  • Bake for 9 minutes
  • Rotate baking sheets; take the bottom and place it on the top rack. Take the top and place it on the bottom rack
  • Bake another 9-10 minutes

1 comment :

  1. Our neighbor brought us these cookies, my husband is hooked. They will be in my all time favorite cookie recipe file. Yummy good.