Makes 12 cookies
1 stick (8 tbsp/113 g) unsalted butter, cubed
1/2 c tightly packed/overflowing fresh mint, chopped
1/2 c sugar
1/4 c light brown sugar, packed
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1/5 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda*
1/2 tsp salt
100 g (~2/3 c) chopped milk chocolate (or another chocolate if you prefer.
* I ran out of baking soda for this recipe so I had to use baking powder and omit the salt, hence the puffier cookies. I used 1.5 tsp baking powder. Cookies still tasted excellent and no salty/chemical-y flavor from the powder however to get the nicer cookie look, obviously use baking soda. Remember, soda spreads, powder puffs!
- In a small saucepan on medium heat, add the butter and mint, stirring occasionally. When the butter has melted, cook for another 2 – 3 miutes. Set aside.
- Prep the ingredients: In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
- In a stand mixer or large bowl, add the sugars. Have your egg and vanilla ready on the side. When the butter has rested, use a fine mesh sieve to strain the butter into the stand mixer or bowl with the sugar. Press the mint with a spatula or the back of a spoon to get as much of the butter out as you can. Whisk or mix on medium for ~3 minutes until combined. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients (either adding the dry into the stand mixer or incorporating one bowl into the other). Stir in the chopped chocolate and then place onto a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a disc, and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350F/175C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. You can do one batch at a time or if both at the same time, line two baking sheets. Divide the dough into 12 pieces, roll lightly into a ball and place 6 cookies per sheet with even space apart from one another.
- Bake for 11 – 14 minutes (Food52 recipe called for 11 – 12 but mine needed 14); rotating the pans halfway through. Once baked, cool on the baking sheet for 1 – 2 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.