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Megans Cookin: Recipe for Mint chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Friday, November 13, 2009

Recipe for Mint chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

It’s been one of those weeks where you feel like your spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere. I had to work some early morning shifts because a few people were out at work, I had a whopping head cold and I ached, and I had a headache that hurt my eyes when I looked at my monitor. I was a mess.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

  But I’m happy to tell you that  I’m reporting back to duty, and I bring with me a plate of Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!

There is only six weeks until Christmas. Can you believe it?

So today’s cookie is #7 of…                                  


Twelve Weeks Of Christmas Cookies!

Have you visited the other girls yet?

April from Abby Sweets made Vanilla Bean Angle Pillows.

Barbara of Barbara Bakes made World Peace Cookies

Megan of My Baking Adventure made two cookies. Anginetti and Cinnamon Bun Crunch.

Kim from Stirring The Pot made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Bars.

Denise  of Keeper Worthy Recipes made Oatmeal Chocolate Fudge Bars.

They have some tempting treats that I know I’ve bookmarked!

So many cookies, so little time (and calorie allotment)!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar 

Now for these cookie bars!

My daughter LOVES Mint chocolate flavored anything, ice cream, candy, cookies, it’s all good. So when I made these bars, of course she loved them. And they disappeared pretty fast so I’m assuming she wasn’t the only one who thought they were OK.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

I just took the Toll House Chocolate Chip Recipe and added mint extract instead of vanilla. I baked them in a rimmed baking sheet and cut them into bars. I wanted people to know they where mint so I colored some white chocolate and drizzled it on top. We didn’t care for the topping and it popped off really easy when I went to cut them. Next time I’ll just do a green sprinkle instead.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

Or I was thinking a layer of chocolate ganache between the bar and the sprinkles would just send these babies over the top!  :)  What do you think?


Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

(Printable Recipe)

Adapted from The Toll House Cookie Recipe

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.)
  • 1 cup chopped nuts-optional


PREHEAT oven to 375° F.
COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
PAN COOKIE VARIATION: Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Prepare dough as above. Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Makes 4 dozen bars.

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Blogger Steph said...

Those look so good! I love cookie bars. Mint chocolate is one of my favourite combos too. I'm obsessed with the girl guide cookies.

November 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

What a great idea to add mint instead of vanilla! You're such a clever girl!

November 13, 2009 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Ingrid_3Bs said...

Sorry to hear you had such a rough week! You're feeling better I hope?

November 13, 2009 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger April said...

These sound great! Very clever, switching the vanilla. I am thinking the ganache on these would be really, really good!

November 13, 2009 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I love you for posting these! It's been too long since I had a toll house bar cookie. Love your idea of spreading with chocolate ganache and topping with green sprinkles. They look delicious. Hope you're feeling better!!

November 13, 2009 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Oh yeah - those look awesome! A ganache layer would be just perfect - because what goes better with chocolate than.....chocolate?

November 13, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Lyndas recipe box said...

I love your mint twist to the cookie bars! These are great holiday cookies!

November 13, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These cookie bars look so good, love the mint & chocolate combo!

November 13, 2009 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Boy you are just regular cookie machine lately! I love mint and chocolate together, such a perfect combo!

November 13, 2009 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love it!

November 14, 2009 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Ah the tried and true Toll House recipe, but with a minty fresh twist! Sweet job... and I love how you went with bars instead of cookies. Bars are just better... or maybe bigger... but still :)

November 14, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger tinyskillet said...

What a beautiful festive cookie. I think bar cookies are my favorite! Hope you are feeling better. Hate to see you spinning in place!

November 14, 2009 at 2:19 PM  
Blogger Reeni said...

Positively scrumptious! Ganache over top would be divine! Hope your feeling better!

November 14, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

I know I'd love these. I love anything that combines chocolate and mint. These have moved to my must try list.

November 14, 2009 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Karine said...

You bars sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

November 15, 2009 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Nutmeg Nanny said...

These look great! Perfect for the holidays :)

November 15, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

What a trooper to go into work even when you're not feeling well and others get to stay home sick!

Love chocolate and mint together. A delicious partnership for sure.

November 16, 2009 at 2:04 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

Ooh, I definitely think the ganache sounds awesome. Guittard has some green colored mint chips. You could do ganache on top, then sprinkle some of the green chips.

November 16, 2009 at 4:37 PM  

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