February 16, 2011

Humpastry Day - ChocoMint Cookies!

ChocoMint Cookies:
I was craving something chocolaty and minty, so I thought I'd combine the two into a yummy cookie!  They are crispy and crunchy, and I thought they turned out pretty good.  Although I loved the combo of mint and chocolate, you could definitely leave out the peppermint extract if you're not a fan.  

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

*  2 flax eggs (2Tbl. flax mixed w/ 6Tbl. warm water)
*  1/2C coconut oil
*  1/2C Earthbalance butter
*  3/4C raw sugar
*  3/4C brown sugar
*  1 1/4C whole wheat flour
*  1C all-purpose flour
*  2tsp. vanilla extract
*  1tsp. peppermint extract
*  1tsp. baking soda
*  1tsp. salt
*  1/4C cocoa powder
*  1C chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silpmat.
2.  Prepare flax eggs and set aside.
3.  In a bowl, cream the coconut oil, butter, and sugars together until creamy.
4.  Beat in the flax eggs, vanilla, and peppermint extract.
5.  In a separate bowl, combine the flours, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
6.  Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined.
7.  Fold in the chocolate chips.
8.  Drop by rounded teaspoons onto the cookie sheets.
9.  Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until slightly browned.
10.  Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
11.  Enjoy!


Christi said...

Oh man, I wish I had one of those right now. I have a chocolate craving that is driving me crazy!

Emz said...

heck ya

I saw "chocolate" in the title.


Love it!

Colleen said...

Yum... they look and sound fabulous!!!!

Heather said...

Those look yummy! I can not make them though...I would eat them ALL!

Amanda@runninghood said...

Delicious!! And your kitchen looks like what ours will look like very soon! :)

Running and living said...

Wow, these looks so yummy!!!

TiffersRunsTX said...

Confession: I never read these on Wednesdays, since it's not cheat day. LOL! I'm sooo making these Sunday!

Julie said...

Bad...no bad...can't do chocolate...no control....girl scout cookies...bad....but if I was gonna do chocolate...oh yea.... :)

Paula (Adventure Junkie Mom) said...

Those sound and look awesome!

DRog said...

lol @ EMZ

also sold! (in 22.5 weeks:)

Ironman By Thirty said...

One of these days I am actually going to make a Humpastry Day recipe. Every week I drool on my keyboard but that is as far as I get.

Dawn said...

Hey! Why don't we just share our baking today?;))

(I am training for my 1st Olympic Triathlon...have any secrets? IF you have time....do you mind emailing me any suggestions you may have...tricks of the trade? (dawnr@hotmail.ca)

ONLY if you have time...thanks Aimee

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

Yum! I just picked up some coconut oil and was wondering what to do with it! Thanks for posting!

Jason said...

Wow....those look awesome. I used coconut oil for some chocolate-coconut energy bars that I will be sending out in my next newsletter and now I have another reason to use the coconut oil.

Thanks Aimee....awesome as always!!!!!

flanhoodles said...

One of these days I'm going to get over my fear of baking at altitude, and I'll finally make some cookies. These look so good!

Barbie said...

Another one to add to the list Mmmmmm Yummy

Anne-Marie said...

I am sooooooo craving chocolate cookies right now!!!!!! These look awesome.

Velma said...

YUM - you would have won top chef last night with those!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

LOL!!!! OK!!! I dont really care much about chocolate, rarely eat it, so how did you know I was craving chocolate this week!!!!!

Michael said...

You had me at ChocoMint!! Yum! Just ran across your blog and the first post I see is for cookies. I like you already :)

Teamarcia said...

I love me some chocolate mint goodness!

Molly said...

oh I want those.

Charisa said...

Wow. Those look awesome. Wow :)

Jill said...

How did I miss a post about chocolate?? What is wrong with me? So sorry! These look incredible...I've eaten enough Girl Scout Thin Mints that I am now an addict!