I bought a pack of andes mint chips when I was last in the States. and I wanted to make some cookies with them.. I was thinking maybe something with cocoa? I just wondered if any Chowhounders had any recommendations for recipes.... Thanks!
Chocolate chip cookies sound basic, but baking them from scratch can be tricky. Even a tiny misstep can result in dried-out, crumbly, hard-as-rock cookies or, worst of all, cookies that are mushy and raw in the center yet somehow burnt to a crisp on the edges. Remi Hayashi Girouard, pastry chef and co-owner of Goody Goodie Cream & Sugar in San Francisco, has a few simple rules for how to bake chocolate chip cookies the right way, every time.
Wonderfully crisp around the edges and chewy in the middle, these soft whole-grain cookies are just 105 calories each. Bonus! We tell you the trick making safe, edible cookie dough.
Don't Muddle Your Mint
Jennifer Colliau, bartender at San Francisco's Heaven's Dog and owner of Small Hand Foods, loves using mint in her drinks, but she warns home bartenders against using wooden muddlers with this delicate herb. Use a spoon instead, lest you end up with a drink that tastes like toothpaste. This tip will come in handy when you're making your next Mojito.