Hmm…so my my dessert posts always seem to get the most hits. We’ll here you are sugar loving fans!
So last week in my Tribeca CSA share, I got more fresh mint. Now, I don’t really have anything against mint, but other than Mojitos, I wasn’t really sure what to do with it. I’m not a huge savory mint fan, so I wanted something sweet. Mint and chocolate go together, right? So I did some googling. I started finding cookie recipes but all used extract. I wanted FRESH mint. I liked the idea of a mint chocolate chip cookie, but wasn’t really sure how to go about it. Do I steep the mint and make a simple syrup? Chopped mint in a cookie might add a strange texture. But then I found it–mint sugar!
The process was pretty ingenious. Blend 1 cup sugar and 1/2 cup mint in a food processor, resulting in a kind of greenish wet sand consistency. Then use the mint sugar as you would normally when making chocolate chip cookies. I got the recipe from SheKnows (also includes 4 other ways to use fresh mint). The only difference I found was that rather than 9min baking time, it took closer to 20min for me. Although, I think my oven is improperly calibrated. Enjoy! And let me know if you find any of the other recipes a success too!
- Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (chewoutloud.com)
- Recipe: Sea-Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies (momitforward.com)
- Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bon Bons (chewoutloud.com)
You had me at cookie. Then mint and dark chocolate, just too delicious. Nice post, stop by and say hi 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Yeah I try to be healthy and share that, but it seems like the guilty pleasures win out among everyone (including me!). How can anyone say no to dark chocolate? Plus it has those good health qualities (blanking on specifics), so there.
Haha I couldn’t agree more 🙂
These look soo good…and the mint sounds great. Will try..
Thanks for reading and glad you enjoy! Have fun baking…hopefully on a not as hot weekend as I did 🙂
YUMMM!! That looks soo delish!
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