Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Edie Wadsworth on December 9, 2010

I never intended to make superhero cookies. But after I dipped my lovely shortbread wonders into the chocolate coating, they looked EX.ACT.LY like the hulk.   It took me back to 1977, the year of my first perm and my first pair of Trax,   when my brother would let me tag along with him to the armory to see live pro wrestling. It was there I met Andre the Giant and thus my love affair with the hulk began.  (There are so many things wrong with those last two sentences, I realize, but let’s just move on, shall we?)

Looking back,  I shoulda drizzled instead of dipping.  Noone wants to eat the hulk.  It borders on disrespectful.

Perhaps if you try this recipe, ditch the green food coloring.  Or not.  Depending on your love level for the hulk.
hulk cookies
They taste really good, though.  They were a bit overshadowed tonight by Paige’s Peppermint Pie but any other night, they shine.
Here’s what you’ll need:

2 sticks butter

2 cups flour (all purpose)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 t. vanilla

1/2 t. mint flavoring

1 T. milk

1 cup Andes creme de menthe pieces

for the chocolate dipping sauce (aka: hulk’s hair) just melt 1 cup chocolate chips and add 2 T. cream

1. Beat two sticks of softened butter and then add 1/2 c. brown sugar.  Cream until fluffy.

Add 2 cups of flour,  1 tsp. vanilla,  1 T. milk,  1/2 t. salt,  green food coloring or not(you be the judge),  1 c. Andes mints pieces,  1/2 t. mint flavoring.

Mix until combined.  Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the dough until a baking sheet.  Use a fork to press the dough slightly flat.

Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.

Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and enjoy! Don’t be surprised if you have superhuman strength for a few hours after eating.

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1 Southern Gal December 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Love the way they look like the Hulk! You couldn’t have done that on purpose if you tried.

Andre the Giant – The Princess Bride. My boys love that movie (I do, too) and can quote it almost word for word (I can’t). You’ve brought back many memories this morning.

I’ll try to link later today.


2 Kimsetser December 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm

I thought I was the only “wraslin” fan from the days of Andre the Giant and the Mongolian Stomper. I remember going to a “match” in Newport (mmmhmmm) and Jimmy Golden was thrown out of the ?ring?rink? and landed in front of my feet! Be still my beating heart! LOL
Great post…and I’m sure the cookies are almost as good as the entertainment :)


3 edie wadsworth December 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm

i’m rolling on the floor laughing. mongolian stomper? i’d totally
forgotten him. how could i? i also met crusher blackwell. how
jealous are you?


4 edie wadsworth December 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm

AND got their autographs, btw. Totally bragging now.


5 sara's art house December 10, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Mmmmm- we love anything chocolate/mint. I have to try these.


6 Charming's Mama December 10, 2010 at 3:58 pm

When I first saw the thumbnail on the link my thought was Frankensteins monster. I would eat them either way!


7 Ami M. Davis December 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm

I love your silpat. At least, I think that’s your very well used baking silpat I see under those cookies!
I am not baking cookies until I get to TN but I go have peppermint bark and egg nog cupcakes to sample this weekend!


8 Lisa @ Shine Your Light December 11, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Okay the cookies look yummy, green or not, but the comments about the wrestlers have me laughing out loud at my computer screen! Three older brothers, lots of wrestling moves performed on the living room floor when we were kids! I think I’ve just been inspired to make some WWF trivia questions for Christmas Day (to horrify my extended family a bit – thats always fun).


9 Tammy Belcher December 12, 2010 at 1:15 am

These cookies look divine and I can’t wait to try them!! I wanted to see if my birthday time with you could be on Friday, January 14th? Leah wants to come to, of course!! Love ya!!!


10 Ninety-Nine Lives December 13, 2010 at 7:00 am

Ha! Mint’al! Thanks for the recipe- I’ll be trying this one out at home!


11 Gray_cardigan December 22, 2010 at 6:13 pm

I’m anxious to try these! Thanks for hosting this party!!!!


12 Kimberly Dial January 4, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Chocolate mint is a fave in my family so I can’t wait to try these! Thanks!


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