chocolate-mint-cookies_web.jpgMakes: 4 dozen cookies
Prep time: 20
powder minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes

2 cups flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure
Peppermint Extract
6 ounces semi-sweet baking
chocolate, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs and extract; mix well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in chocolate.

Drop by rounded tablespoons about 2 inches apart onto baking sheets sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until cookies are set. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Double Chocolate Chunk Orange Cookies: Replace peppermint extract with1 teaspoon of McCormick® Pure Orange Extract.

Triple Chocolate Chunk Mint Cookies: Add 1 cup of white chocolate chips.

Cinnamon Chocolate Chunk Cookies: Replace peppermint extract with 2 teaspoons of McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 2 teaspoons of McCormick® Ground Cinnamon.