Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies

Chocolate and mint seem to go together very well. A lot of sweet treats have been surfacing with this flavor combination. I, for one, swear by this pairing. I just find the combination of rich chocolate and the refreshing mint oh so delightful.

Chocolate and mint have been consumed separately for centuries now. But, who first combined the taste sensations is unknown. Chocolate mint is popular for sweet treats like candy, ice cream, and cake, to name a few. With its continuous popularity, it invaded the liquid world. It is now used in coffee, tea, and even some main dishes. It’s even used in cosmetics! I myself love my chocolate mint bath gel and lip balm.

Here’s a recipe of the raved-about pairing, in the form of brownie cookies!

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cookies

• 3/4 cup mint chocolate chips, melted
• 1/2 cup margarine, softened
• 2 teaspoons vanilla
• 2 egg whites, whipped
• 1 3/4 cups unbleached flour
• 3/4 cup mint chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven at 350°. Melt 3/4 cup chocolate chips in a saucepan over lowest heat. When chips begin to melt, remove from heat; stir. Return to heat for a few seconds at a time, stirring until smooth. Cool to room temperature. In a mixing bowl, combine melted chocolate chips, margarine, vanilla, and egg whites. In another mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining chocolate chips, sugars, baking soda, and salt. Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients just until moistened. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still soft.

Enjoy! :)

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