the other day i had somehow eaten chocolate and basil at the same time and it tasted pretty yummy! so, i thought what about putting basil in chocolate chip cookies? of course, when i went to actually make the cookies, my basil plant was looking a bit weak and i didn’t have enough basil for the recipe…so, i added mint!! these were pretty tasty! and my taste test neighbors liked them too! well, at least the mint part, but i liked the basil part. so, you can add the two herbs together or try them separately.
11 1/2 ounce(s) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 cup(s) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup(s) sugar
3/4 cup(s) brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon(s) vanilla
2 1/4 cup(s) unsifted flour
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
(if using one or the other double the portion)
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Stir flour with baking soda and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, beat butter with sugar and brown sugar at medium speed until creamy and lightened in color. Add eggs and vanilla, one at a time. Mix on low speed until incorporated. Gradually blend dry mixture into creamed mixture. Stir in herbs and chocolate chips. Drop on cookie sheet ( I used an ice cream scoop to get the cookies nice and round). Bake until golden brown.
and definitely drink with some milk!
ps. this is kind of a little tribute to my blogger friend over at baker bettie whom gave me some good blogging tips! she makes some very lovely cookies and i thought of her blog and advice a lot while making these!! thank you kristin!