Mint Fudge Cookie Recipe

The mint fudge cookie recipe could be considered gourmet, or decadent. Make them large so everyone can see all the flavorful ingredients!

Ingredients
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 packages (4.67 ounce) foil wrapped rectangular thin chocolate mints, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks

Hardware
Whisk
Large bowl
Medium bowl
Microwave safe bowl
Cookie sheets
Mixer

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking soda; set aside.
Step 3: In a microwave safe bowl, melt baking chocolate at medium-high setting in microwave. Stir until smooth; set aside.
Step 4: In a large bowl, cream together both sugars, butter, and shortening.
Step 5: Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
Step 6: Beat in baking chocolate.
Step 7: Gradually add flour mixture and beat until mixed.
Step 8: Reserve 1 cup of chopped mints. Stir in remaining mints and chocolate chunks.
Step 9: Drop dough by 1/4 cupfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Step 10: Bake 11-15 minutes or until centers of cookies no longer look moist.
Step 11: Immediately sprinkle with reserved mints. Let cookies set for 1 minute before transferring to cooling surface.

Makes 20 large cookies.

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