Monday, June 10, 2013

Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars

These bars have got to be one of the best things I've made in a while.  It's so hard to say that, because I truly love every recipe I put on here(if I don't love it you won't see it!), but I REALLY love Chocolate and Mint together. These bars have that amazing cookie texture, crisp top and bottom and soft gooey center.  After loading them up with some Andes Mint baking chips you've got the makings of a simply irresistible dessert! On a side note:  While working on this photo shoot I had my 3 "little helpers"  playing close by.  I guess I got so into it I didn't even notice "little helper" number 3 sneak up next to me until I saw her adorable chubby little hand come into my field of vision.  I was already in the motion of snapping a shot when it appeared and this is what I ended up with: 
The cutest Baby Photo Bomb ever!  Maybe she thought if she tried sneaking one up top she wouldn't get caught, but she did!  And I even have a photo to prove it. :)
These bars remind me of one of my favorite cookies ever,  Andes Mint Cookies. 
Mint Chocolate Cookie Bars
1/2 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 Cup Shortening
1 and 1/2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 and 3/4 Cups Flour
1 and 1/2 Cups Andes Mint Baking Chips
Cream the butter, shortening and sugar together until light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla.  Mix well.  Add the salt, soda and cocoa.  Mix well.  Add the flour and mix just until combined.  Stir in 1 and1/4 cups of the mint chips.  Spread the dough evenly into a greased 9x13 inch pan.  Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of mint chips evenly over the dough.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set.  Cool and Enjoy!

Recipe inspiration: jensfavoritecookies


Lynn Huntley said...

Two of my favorite flavor combinations:) These brownies would be a huge hit in my house:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Tanna said...

Lynn, mint and chocolate is a favorite at our house!

Jennifer Lew-Andrews said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! They look wonderful...we will have to give these cookies a try.

Crystal said...

Hey Lanna, I made this recipe and it ballooned up and then fell in the middle like a souffle. Still tasted great though. I'm a seasoned baker, so I'm mystified. Did this happen to yours?

Tanna said...

Crystal, That is strange. I'm not sure what could have happened. Mine didn't do that. I'm glad they still tasted good though. That's the most important part, right!?

Susan said...

I made these last night and had the same problem as Crystal (commenter above). I had to bake the bars an extra 15 minutes to get the middle somewhat set. They still taste good, just a little too chewy for my liking.

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