November 27, 2012

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies

I realized I'm a bit behind the times on my blog considering this recipe was made for Father's Day. (At least it was Father's Day this year, right?) These Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod were quite the hit with the family. In my opinion, though, they can't quite match the chocolate/peanut butter combination.

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cookies
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup cocoa
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp.vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups mint chips
1 cup chopped Cool Mint Oreo cookies

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat. Set aside. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa. Set aside.

With a mixer, cream butter and sugars together until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time. Next, add in vanilla extract. Mix until blended.

Slowly add flour mixture to sugar mixture, and mix until flour disappears. Stir in chocolate chips, mint green chips, and chopped oreos. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. For visual enhancement, gently press a few cookie pieces onto the top of each cookie.

Bake cookies for 10 minutes, or until the cookies are set around the edges, but still soft in the center. Don't over bake. Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack and cool completely. Makes enough cookies to fill at least one Father's Day present cookie jar!

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