The photo above doesn't really do these cookies justice. They are completely, mind-blowingly awesome. Make a special trip to the grocery store to buy peppermint extract if you have to, but just get some. These cookies are buttery and chocolatey with a good hit of mint. Girl Scout cookies don't hold a candle to these lovelies.
Rating: 3/4 assed
Here's what you need and how you do it
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1-1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/8 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients well in large bowl. Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Let cool for five minutes, then transfer to cooling rack.
(You might as well go ahead and double this recipe. The cookies will disappear fast.)
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UPDATE: Make these cookies small, because they do flatten a lot and if they're large, they'll tend to break. For some ovens, you may need to adjust the baking time and let them go only 8 to 10 minutes. Keep a close eye on the cookies as they bake.