Mint Chip Cookies…and Blogging for Happiness

I know we’re just coming off of a major cookie blitz with the last post and, yes, there are a million and one things on my to-do list that I probably need to take care of before posting another cookie recipe. But the thing is – I want to post these Mint Chip Cookies. You might even say I need to.

The kitchen is a haven for me. I love to cook and bake when it’s time to celebrate, but I also turn to it when I need some emotional solace. Life has been a bit stressful lately, as is evidenced by the mounting stacks of muffins, cookies and soups accumulating in my freezer. It’s not really about the eating part – let’s be clear, I do partake – but the act of preparing food, for me, is more about redirecting my energy away from stressors and toward something positive, meditative. I can make something with my own hands, refine my technique and – hopefully – create something amazing I can be proud of and that I can share with my family and friends. This is my happy place.

Mint Chip Cookies...get the recipe at #recipe #cookies

My food blogs, as extensions of my kitchen, are also my happy places. Sometimes blogging can feel like work, but mostly this opportunity to cook and share is a significant source of happiness for me. There are a few tasks that could have (arguably, should have) taken priority during my precious both-kids-at-school time this morning, but for my own sanity I needed to write today and to share this incredible Mint Chip Cookies recipe. It’s too good not to pass along immediately.

This recipe, which I found on the back of the Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips package, is one of the best I’ve tried in a long time. They’re like a cross between chocolate chip cookies and Thin Mints (aka, totally addictive). You assemble them differently than most other drop cookies I’ve tried – all the ingredients except the flour are blended together at once, then the flour is added at the end. They also have you chill the dough, slightly flatten the scoops before baking and bake on an upper rack. All of these techniques combine into a thick and chewy cookie, destined to bring much happiness to both the baker and the eater. 🙂

Mint Chip Cookies...get the recipe at #recipe #cookies

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  1. I totally know what you mean – it’s work at times but it’s also the thing that keeps me sane! As for these cookies – YUM! I could really use a batch of these right now!

    Posted 10.16.12 Reply
  2. Stephanie wrote:

    Oh yum, I love anything mint chip!

    Posted 10.16.12 Reply
  3. These look really good!! We’re big mint fans here!

    Posted 10.16.12 Reply
  4. These look SO amazing!

    Posted 10.16.12 Reply
  5. It’s funny… I thought I’d tried every cookie out there, but apparently I hadn’t! Mint Chip! That’s brilliant!

    Posted 10.16.12 Reply
    • After-dinner mints make great cookies – who knew? 🙂

      Posted 10.16.12 Reply
  6. I have a kiddo who LOVES mint anything!! He would go crazy for these cookies!!

    Posted 10.17.12 Reply
  7. Those are some good looking cookies! And Kathy, I always feel the happiness when I come visit your site. 🙂 🙂

    Posted 10.17.12 Reply
  8. Ooh, these do look really thick and chewy. I totally have a weakness for Andes chocolates!

    Posted 10.17.12 Reply
  9. These look perfect! I find myself in the kitchen, too, when needing to relieve stress or escape from life for awhile!

    Posted 10.17.12 Reply
  10. Lil Sis wrote:

    These sound good! As your sister, I love contributing to your happiness and gladly accept care packages!! Love the plate 🙂 very fitting!

    Posted 10.17.12 Reply
  11. I’m the same Kathy, the act of being int he kitchen creating always makes me happy.

    Posted 10.17.12 Reply
  12. YES, this is my kind of cookie!!

    Posted 10.19.12 Reply
  13. you know how everyone has a favorite combo?
    mine is mint and chocolate
    heads and tails above pb & chocolate
    the only time that food creating is like work is when I’ve sprained my knee
    then it’s hard (which happens to be this week)

    Posted 11.18.12 Reply
  14. Alex wrote:

    You should totally add a couple of drops of green food coloring in! I make these a lot and it was so weird seeing mint cookies without the green tint!

    Posted 4.1.13 Reply