Ok, ok…that was cheesy. Let it slide? Just this one?
For St Patrick’s Day, my friends and I usually head towards Lakeview. And now that I live closer, I’m all about drinking at establishments that are walking distances of my dwelling. We started out at the Oasis, then made our way over to Moe’s Original BBQ for dinner (no meat for me, please) and then On Tap for our own personal last call.
Chug, chug, chug!
Enter mint chocolate chip cookies.
Delicious, easy, and the green food coloring makes them fit for any St Patty’s Day drinkfest. I started with this recipe, but I ended up changing it around because I didn’t want to buy a bag of cookie mix.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1-1/4 c sugar
- 3 cups flour (I used 1 c whole wheat flour, 2 cups all purpose)
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1-2 tsp peppermint extract
- optional: green food coloring
- 1 c chocolate chips
- 1 c Andes mint baking pieces (or do what I did and chop up a mint chocolate bar)
- 2 eggs
- 2 sticks butter
Combine your dry ingredients (including the chocolate chips) and wet ingredients separately, then mix together. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until the edges start to brown slightly.
The dough looks like mint chocolate chip ice cream!
Here are some other fun pictures from the evening:
Still not sure exactly how this “leg in someone’s photo” thing got started. (I’m blaming Jason.)
I believe this was around the time we all started trying to tell every joke we knew.
My dinner at Moe’s…yeah, I had to pick meat out of the corn, and yeah, I’m sure that’s not allowed on a vegetarian diet…but I did what I had to do.
Since I know that St. Patrick’s Day was about two weeks ago, I won’t ask you what you did for the (arguably best ever) holiday. But instead…what’s your favorite go-to cookie recipe? These were so easy to make and so tasty, I definitely think I’ll revisit it again.