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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!

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  1. April 2, 2012

    Delish! I would like these for breakfast!

  2. April 1, 2012

    These sound fabulous, sort of like a better and more natural version of chocolate mint ice cream!

  3. April 1, 2012

    Mmmmm basil and chocolate sounds like a lovely combination! You know, if you used dark chocolate in these they would be perfect for my Cookie Wars contest! http://bakerbettie.com/cookie-wars-2012-contest/ Just sayin…. 🙂

    • April 1, 2012

      Oh! I didn’t even see the end of your post. Thanks for the shout out girl! Your pictures look great by the way!

      • April 1, 2012

        ooooh, i just might two that.

        and you are welcome! and thanks!!!

  4. aix #
    April 1, 2012

    who wouldve known! oh wow. ill make sure to add this in my to-bake list when i learn how to bake.

  5. March 31, 2012

    those look delicious!

  6. March 31, 2012

    I’ll make some of these and also experiment with a few of the other mints we have around here. The ones you made look yummy.

  7. March 31, 2012

    What an awesome and interesting combination! Your photos are incredible too.

  8. March 31, 2012

    Interesting. I like basil and I like chocolate so maybe I’ll give this a try. Your cookies look delish!

  9. March 31, 2012

    Great photos but hmm… I tend to be a purest when it comes to chocolate chip cookies but hmm… these do sound interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    • March 31, 2012

      yes, chocolate chip cookies are always great in their pure form!

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