My grandmother always made mints at Christmas from a recipe she found in the New York Times many years ago. Some were shaped like Christmas trees with sprinkles on top like ornaments. Others were covered in chocolate. Both were addictive and always tasted better at her house than when I took extras home.
I'll be making the mints this year, but I'm also making two cookie versions. Come back for my chocolate mint cookies later this week.
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 drops mint extract
3/4 cup mint and chocolate chip mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Whisk flour, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl, and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until combined. Add egg and mint extract and mix well. Fold dry ingredients into egg mixture until just combined. Stir in baking chips.
Bake 15 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
Yields 18 cookies.