Minty Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies
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Yield: two dozen cookies
 
ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2½ teaspoons peppermint or spearmint extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (milk or white chocolate is nice too, or a combo of two or all three)
directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter and sugars. Add eggs, peppermint extract and vanilla extract.
  3. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda and then add to the egg mix and beat until just combined.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Form the dough into 2-inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake until golden, about 9 minutes for chewy and 12 for crunchy. Repeat with second baking sheet. Cool on rack. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by parsley sage sweet at http://www.parsleysagesweet.com/2009/12/23/one-no-two-macarons-december-cookie-baking-and-my-fear-of-the-tripod/