Eat your heart out Santa Clause

Peppermint chocolate chip cookies

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I needed a snack to take to Tuesday night’s 4-H meeting. I had just finished cracking my eggs into my Kitchenaid and went looking for the vanilla. Crud! All out! Subbing peppermint extract for the vanilla gave these cookies a special little seasonal twist. I used mini-chocolate chips too!

If you don’t have a chocolate chip recipe you like, borrow mine! It’s easy to remember with all the “2’s”

2 sticks of softened butter, 2 cups of sugar (1 white, 1 brown)- cream together well.

add in 2 eggs, mix.

Add 2 tsp. peppermint extract (or vanilla), mix.

Add 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and 1 baking soda and 2 pinches salt, mix.

1 package chocolate chips, mix. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a Silpat or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for as long as it takes for them to be slightly browned on top (10-12 min. or so). I pull mine out slightly under baked, I think it gives me a better cookie.

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