During the election, I thought about trying to do Michelle Obama’s and Ann Romney’s favorite cookie recipes. The problem was that the Romney recipe was a peanut butter cookie with M&Ms in them. Ho hum. These are not really amazing but they are unusual in that they have mint. I was unable to find mint chocolate chips so I used the Andes mints. They are really good and so are the cookies, if you like mint in your cookies. The other problem I had during the election was that I was supporting Obama. Could I really put a Republican cookie recipe on my blog?
I have looked and looked for my pictures of these but can’t find them. Will have to post without the usual evidence that I have, indeed , made them myself.
5 dozen cookies
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 stick Crisco butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup mint chocolate chips (or Andes mint pieces)
2 cups chopped walnuts (optional, of course)
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter, vegetable shortening, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
4. On low speed, beat in flour mixture.
5. By hand, stir in white and milk chocolate chips, mint chips and walnuts.
6. Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto ungreased or parchment-line baking sheets.
7. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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