There is nothing more exciting to my husband than the combination of mint and chocolate. He loves mint chocolate anything and everything. So when I saw this recipe in Sally’s new cookbook, Sally’s Baking Addiction, I was thrilled. These cookie dough bites are easy to make, combine amazing flavors, and are small enough to pop WAY too many of them into your mouth at once… (just sayin’).
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Did you know tomorrow is National Chocolate Chip (Cookie) Day? It really is. Treat yourself to something delicious and make these cookies for your special someone. Or yourself. We won’t judge.
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Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites
Excerpted from Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney
There are two types of people in this world: cookie people and cookie dough people. I fall into the latter category. I’ve been caught with my finger in the cookie dough bowl one too many times, so I decided to make a recipe for all of us cookie-dough-crazed fans. Instead of the traditional chocolate chip, I stuffed these egg-free balls of dough with mint chocolate pieces and added a touch of peppermint extract. I’m going to warn you now: these addictive bites are hard to share!
Prep time: 30 minutes • Total time: 40 minutes • Makes: 40 bites
½ cup (115 g) butter, softened to room temperature
¾ cup (150 g) light brown sugar
2 tablespoons (30 ml) milk or cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash of peppermint extract
1¼ cups (160 g) all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1½ cups (270 g) Andes de Menthe® baking pieces or chopped Andes Thins
6 ounces (170 g) coarsely chopped semi-sweet chocolate for drizzling, such as Baker’s brand
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed until light and creamy. Add the milk, vanilla, and peppermint extract and mix until combined. Turn the mixer off and add the flour and salt. Mix on low speed at first, then turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix until combined. The dough will be thick and crumbly, just keep mixing until it comes together. Stir in the Andes pieces.
Roll the dough into balls, about 1 teaspoon of dough per ball, and place them on the prepared cookie sheet. Place in the refrigerator to chill for a minute as you make the chocolate drizzle.
Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in a small microwave-safe bowl in 20-second increments until melted, stirring well after each increment. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and drizzle the melted chocolate over each ball. Refrigerate the balls for at least 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. These bites remain fresh in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Sally Says: There are two methods to melt chocolate: microwave or a double boiler. I prefer the microwave because it is easier. You just have to watch the chocolate very closely and stir it often to prevent it from seizing. Only a couple of extra seconds and you’ll have burnt chocolate.
Named by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Food Blogs to Watch” in 2013, Sally’s Baking Addiction has skyrocketed in popularity since its inception in late 2011. Baking addict and food blogger Sally McKenney loves to bake. Her famous Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Cookies won Nestle’s Dark Chocolate contest in 2013, and now, in her first cookbook, Sally shares her baking secrets with fans everywhere. Try her No-Bake Peanut Butter Banana Pie, her delectable Dark Chocolate Butterscotch Cupcakes, or her yummy Marshmallow Swirl S’mores Fudge. Featuring a brand new selection of desserts and treats, the Sally’s Baking Addiction Cookbook is fully illustrated and offers 75 scrumptious recipes for indulging your sweet tooth–including a chapter of healthier dessert options for those who follow a vegan or gluten-free lifestyle. With dozens of simple, easy-to-follow recipes, you get all of the sweet with none of the fuss!