Friday, February 3, 2012

Mint Triple Chocolate Cookies



Today was such a GREAT day.  Woke up late, made my boyfriend a delicious breakfast, and went to visit his friends Trey and Allie at their farm.  They have wonderful land out there....about 30 horses, 10 tractors, lakes to go fishing.  It was fun to spend the afternoon with them, remembering how truly simple life can be.  With my hectic life, it's nice to have a day off and to just have one simple day out of the whole week :)

After that, we had our great friend Lloyd come over and hang out for a bit, so I decided to bake some cookies for the boys: Mint Triple Chocolate cookies.  They are pretty unbelievable and rich....goes great with a cold glass of milk!  The cookies turned out to be HUGE, so I'd recommend making 12 of them, or if you want to just fit them all on one cookie sheet to save some dishes, cut them in half like I did.

These cookies are INCREDIBLE, and literally took 45 minutes-1 hour for the entire thing: assembly and baking time.  I hope you guys decide to make these!



MINT TRIPLE CHOCOLATE COOKIES
INGREDIENTS

3 Tbsp unsalted butter
8 oz dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 large egg
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup  granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract  
1/4 cup cake flour
2 Tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa
1/2 tsp espresso powder (I used ground coffee and turned out just fine!)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda


DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 350°F and sift and whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.  Chop dark chocolate into small bits, and melt with butter over medium heat in a heat-proof bowl or the top of a double boiler set over a pan of simmering water; set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, mix the egg, with sugars and vanilla.  Pour in the chocolate mixture, beating on slow speed until well combined.  Stir in the dry ingredients in 3 additions, mixing well after each addition.


Arrange 12 equal amounts of cookie dough on two nonstick cookie sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the tops of the cookies start to crack.  Serve warm with a cold glass of milk.

Hope y'all enjoy!


xoxo, Sara

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