Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Mint cookies

Yess!! Finals and regents are finally over! No more homework, or my icky uniform! What better way to celebrate than with cookies? I was going to make chocolate chip cookies, but we had no chocolate chips. So all I could find was some mint chips. It actually turned out really good! They had a really nice flavor, and the mint was a nice addition.You have to be careful because they brown really quickly, and after that, they turn black really quickly. lol. This dough also makes some crazy good chocolate chip cookies.
The day after I made the cookies, I made some challah. I posted about it a wile ago, actually I think that it was my first post ever. I make it all the time, but this time I braided it with a four braid! I thought it looked so cool that I had to show you guys!

Mint Cookies
Adapted from chocolate chip cookies
Baking Bites


2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup quick cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup white sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup mint chips (or chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350F and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking soda and salt.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars. Blend in vanilla extract and egg. Slowly add in the flour mixture until nearly combined. Add in chocolate chips and stir until dough is uniform in color and chip distribution.Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets.Bake at 350F for 11-13 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove to a wire rack to cool.Makes 40 cookies.

25 comments:

Priscilla said...

wow jessy! that challah looks beautiful! i really want to make it sometime. your cookies look delicious - is that you hiding behind the cookie?

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Priscilla- Yeah, im behind the cookie lol.

Hello, I'm Sally. said...

That bread is amazing! I want to tear right into it. I like the color of the mint chips. Mmmmm, cookies.

Priscilla said...

that's so funny - but what a pretty picture!

noble pig said...

Both the cookies and the challah are amazing...you've done it again!

Kitt said...

Yay for summer vacation! You're starting it off very well, I must say.

Rachel said...

Yay! I love the challah!

Parker said...

Congrats on finishing finals. These cookies look really nice and the challah is totally cool looking. I'd love to try that.

Peter M said...

Jessy, congrats and exhale now...Schoool's OUT, for...SUMMER!

Your baking skills outshine most of us (including me).

Sharon said...

Congrats on finishing your finals! Hope you enjoy the summer.
Are those mint chips red? I love just about anything minty so those cookies would be perfect for me.

Oh, your challah is beautiful!

Elle said...

Yay for finals being over and no more uniforms!

The cookies and the bread look fabulous. Curious--are you thinking of eventually going to culinary school, by any chance? You're so talented!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Elle- lol thanks! Not sure what to do for college. Culinary school is a possibility : D

liz said...

What an awesome start to the summer... I love mint in anything, and your challah is gorgeous. I always mess up those braids ...

Psychgrad said...

Yay! School's out! Gorgeous-looking challah - I'm going to try making one soon.

Kevin said...

Mint chip cookies sound good! I am going to have to keep an eye out for mint chips.

Bellini Valli said...

Chocolate chip cookies are a great way to celebrate the end of school and homework:D

Nick said...

Nice cookies, they remind me of the lace cookies my mom makes for Christmas. But those cookies look like they have something red in it, are those red mint chips? Otherwise you got a funky oven!

xoxoTori said...

Those cookies look so yummy! Neat picture! (: Hey I wanted to let you know that right now I'm having a contest on my blog where you can enter to win a FREE beauty product! Just thought I'd let you know!

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Jimmy said...

Those looke really yummy, too bad you never share your stuff with me. :P Gotta come over sometime and try it.

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

What better place to have a breather than in the kitchen. Well done on both recipes. You outsmarted us all!!!

pinknest said...

nice shot! lol! i love how thin those cookies are.

Lori Lynn said...

Jessy - Oy, your Challah is so beautiful. We ate it every Friday night while I was growing up. And Bagels on Sunday too.
Say, I am working with some college girls, and they might want to make fortune cookies for a recruitment event. I am steering them your way...

daphne said...

Oh minty cookies! How good is that? It looks crisp. Gonna try. I saved the recipe. Thanks!

Jenny said...

Love the cookies! This is how I make them all the time, because I'm weird and hate chocolate chips.

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