More Holiday Goodies: Double Chocolate Chip Mint Cookies

I love making cookies around the holidays.  In fact, I am considering making MORE batches before January 7 – Eastern Orthodox Christmas!  (I must confess I finished off the Creamy Jumble Drops today and am really wishing I had MORE!!!!)

This cookie is one of my very favorites of all time.  It’s good for the holidays or for any time!!!  It is the perfect texture, with just enough chocolate and a hint of mint.

Makes 42 cookies

1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
⅞ cup of oil (try using canola)
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon mint flavoring
4 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with 4 tablespoons of water
2 cups of non-dairy dark chocolate chunks or chips

1.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.

2.  Beat oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and mint in large mixer bowl using a whisk.

3.  Add the cornstarch and beat with the whisk some more.

4.  Gradually stir in the flour mixture.

5.  Stir in chocolate chips.

6.  Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

7.  Bake in preheated 375 degree F oven  (190 degrees C, or gas mark 5) for 9 -11 minutes or until firm.
8.  Let them cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes.

9.  Remove and cool completely on wire racks.

Nutrition information (for one cookie):
Calories: 135; Fat: 7 g; Cholesterol: 0 g; Carbohydrates: 18 g; Fiber: 1 g; Protein: 1 g

Alf Hana!!!


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