When you fancy something a little bit different for an after dinner treat, there are a lot of choices available to you. Only one thing will ultimately tickle your taste buds though. Which is why it’s always a good idea to make your own treats on the day. That way you’re making a fresh version of what you desire.
On this particular instance, I was distracted from a cheeky game of bingo by a craving for something minty. The usual route I would go down is creating a mint chocolate brownie, or adding essence to a muffin. This time however, I figured you could do just as well with a mint infused cookie.
|Mint Chocolate Cookies||
- 100g soft butter
- 150g light brown sugar
- 1 medium egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 35g cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g plain flour
- 200g dark chocolate chips
- 75g icing sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder sieved
- 2 tbsp water boiling
- 1/2 tsp peppermint essence
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
- In one bowl, mix the brown sugar and butter together until creamy. You may find it easier to use a mixer.
- Then beat the egg and vanilla extract into the butter and sugar until properly blended together. Put the egg in a bit at a time to avoid curdling.
- Next, mix the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder together in a separate bowl, and gradually combine with the creamy mixture by beating it.
- Fold the chocolate chips in.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop small dollops of cookie dough. Place them onto a lined baking sheet. Make sure there’s space between them because they do expand.
- Then bake for 12 minutes. Allow them to sit for a few minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
- Transfer the ingredients for the glaze into a saucepan and heat it. Mix together as you go until it’s fully combined.
- Then use a teaspoon to drizzle the glaze over each cookie.
Allow to set for a moment, and enjoy!