Mint Chocolate Puddle Cookies

Mint and chocolate in the form of a puddle on top of a chocolately soft cookie. Do I need to say anything else? Didn’t think so. I was a goner with the words ‘mint..chocolate..and puddle’.  Yes. I’m a sucker for chocolately, minty, puddly, cookies. I’m rambling. I should stop..

These little bits of heaven are super easy and sure to be gone instantly when taken to a party or gathering. That is, if everyone in your house can keep their sticky fingers off. (Because I know at my place..it’s practically impossible. I’m rambling..I should stop..)

Ingredients:
1 box chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup oil
2 eggs
1 package chocolate chips
1/8- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
(in place of the chocolate chips and peppermint extract,  you can use Andes mints)

The How-To:
*pre-heat oven to 350*
*Mix the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large bowl.  It will appear dry, but I promise you, you’re making a cookie..not a cake. You don’t want it to be runny like a cake mixture normally would be. 
*After you’ve mixed the cake mix, oil and eggs, form into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet covered with Parchment paper
*Cook cookies in the oven for 8-10 minutes

While cookies are baking, make the chocolate ‘puddle’ mixture:
*in a small sauce pan, melt chocolate chips until smooth..stirring constantly
*add 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
*depending on how much peppermint flavor you want, you can add a little more, but don’t go past 1/4 teaspoon. It will start to taste like toothpaste..not the flavor we’re going for here
*when chocolate chips are melted and peppermint extract taste is how you prefer, set aside
*when cookies are done baking, cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheet. Then transfer to a wire cooling rack
*using a small spoon, scoop a little of the chocolate mix and slowly pour onto cooked cookie to form a ‘puddle’ on top
*let chocolate puddle cool a bit before eating

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