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Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies

Posted By Suzanne McMinn On February 6, 2009 @ 3:05 am In Cookies,The Farmhouse Table | 45 Comments


Snow cookies! These are my celebrating winter cookies! My I being-snowed-in cookies! My who-needs-warm-weather cookies! My– Oh, I am so making that up.


These are my farewell-to-snow cookies!

My I-won’t-miss-you-when-you’re-gone cookies!

My don’t-let-the-door-hit-you-on-the-bum-on-the-way-out cookies!

Because today, it’s supposed to warm up to the 40s! And stay in the 40s and 50s and maybe even make it all the way to 60 for the next week or more!

I shall get my car unstuck! I shall visit the world again! I shall buy fresh vegetables and– I don’t know. Go home to the farm again cuz I like it here. But I won’t be stuck here. And there’s a difference between staying home and being stuck there.

So here are my celebrating-the-difference cookies!

(They’re also just really-darn-delicious cookies.)

And we really like cookies here.

Clover: “You can’t have my cookies.

Yeah. You’d better make your own.


How to make Chocolate-Mint Snow-Top Cookies:

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon mint extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt chocolate over low heat in a small saucepan. Meanwhile, beat butter with an electric mixer. Add sugar; beat again. Pour in melted chocolate.

Oh my.

Add eggs, vanilla, and mint.

We are very farm-fresh here. I look at my eggs I plucked from the chicken house and think about the hen I watched turn around and around in her nesting box, wiggle her fluffy butt, and turn around some more, and then I stop thinking about it because, well, that’s kinda gross if you think about where those eggs came from.

Except for the part where it is miraculous. I love my chickens. I can’t wait till spring when it is warm and I will let them keep some of their eggs and make me some of this:

Sigh.

Back to the cookies…. Beat the chocolate and eggs and etc. into the butter/sugar mixture. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Combine with a spoon. Wrap cookie dough and place in the fridge for about half an hour.

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.

Roll in powdered sugar and place about two inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350-degrees for approximately 10 minutes, until tops are cracked.

Here’s to the-snow-will-start-melting-today cookies!

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