Polka Dot Cookies

aka Girl Scout Thin Mint fake-outs… at least that’s what I think. I think they also taste a lot like Fannie Mae’s Meltaways.

I bought green mint baking chips at Strack & VanTil this week because they were on sale and the interesting recipe on the bag caught my eye. My mom is a big fan of the chocolate and mint combination, so I figured these would be perfect for her. Upon tasting the first one she promptly told me to “go hide those from me right now” – I think that means they’re good.

2 c. semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. butter (not margarine)
1 1/2 c. unsifted flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/8 t. salt
3 large eggs
1/2 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 c. green mint chips (I used the Guittard brand)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In top of double boiler over low heat, melt semisweet chips and butter, stirring constantly until smooth. Set aside to cool. In small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In large bowl beat eggs, sugar and vanilla until light. Blend in melted chocolate then dry ingredients. Stir in green mint chips and chill for 10-15 minutes or until stiff. Drop by well rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookies sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes; cookies will be soft in centers but will harden as they cool.  (I had to bake for 12 minutes, but every oven is different.)

I got 45 cookies (3 sheets of 15) out of this but the recipe says you’ll get 4-5 dozen. I guess my cookies were a little larger.

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3 thoughts on “Polka Dot Cookies

  1. These are GREAT! I am a fan of mint and chocolate and have had my eyes on these for a long time! Bought the mint chips at Christmas time, froze them and FINALLY now just got to make them….better late then NEVER!!! Thanks!!! 🙂

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