When we were out shopping the other day, the kids begged me to buy some chocolate mint bits. Of course at our house it didn't take us long to come up with a cookie to put them in.
The results? A chewy, chocolaty, minty delight that just may have you pretending not to be home the next time the neighborhood scout comes around peddling cookies. Yeah, they're that good.
As a bonus, these cookies pack in some nutrition along with the sugar rush. Wheat flour, canola oil and flax meal provide everything from fiber to omega-3s. It's sweet when you can reap some health benefits out of dessert!
Chocolate Mint Delight Cookies
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup canola oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup pasteurized egg product
1 cup all-purpose flour
1&1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup flax meal
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate mint bits (I used Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In large bowl mix butter, oil, sugars, vanilla and egg.
Add dry ingredients. Mix well.
Add mint bits and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack or plate.
Yields about 5 dozen cookies