I alway love the last couple of weeks of February and the first couple of weeks of March. My birthday is towards the end of February, and shortly into March, the Hubster and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. And actually, not too much later, in April, it’s his birthday! It’s just a really happy, celebratory time around our house, and he always takes some time off of work.
The last two weeks, we’ve just been hanging out together, relaxing, cooking and baking. It’s been the best!
One of the treats I baked up this past week had yummy white chocolate and plenty of peppermint, and I decided that with a bit of rainbow sprinkles, they’d be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
And if you get the chance, serve these bad boys up with some mint chocolate chip ice cream on your next warm day. Trust me on that.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter,
- melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1½ cups white chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking mats.
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking soda; set aside.
- In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the butter and sugars and mix well. Stir in the eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Sprinkle about half of the flour mixture on top and mix until just combined. Add the other half of the flour mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
- Using a small (about 1½ tablespoons) scoop, or a regular tablespoon, scoop out two heaping tablespoonfuls of batter (a total of about 3 tablespoons). Put the 2 scoops together and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 3 to 4 inches between each cookie.
- Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until dark golden brown at the edges and lighter brown in the center. Allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.