Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

With St. Patrick's Day around the corner, here's a cookie recipe to enjoy with the festivities.

Ingredients:

2 ½ cups flour

½ tsp. baking soda

1 ½ cups white sugar

1 cup of Foothills Old Fashion or Blend butter, softened

2 large eggs

1 tsp. peppermint extract

20 drops green food coloring

1 cup mint chocolate chips

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Instructions:

1.       Preheat the oven to 300ºF.

2.       In a medium size bowl, mix together flour and baking soda.

3.       With a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar.

4.       Add eggs, peppermint extract, and food coloring. Mix until just combined - do not over             mix.

5.       Slowly add the flour mixture, and mix on low until just combined.

6.       Add the chocolate chips, mixing briefly on low until evenly mixed.

7.       Drop by tablespoon on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes.

Yield - approximately 3 dozen cookies. ENJOY!!

**For a Little Extra Twist try these Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies with Foothills Mint Chocolate Chip or Chocolate Ice Cream and make some delicious ice cream sandwiches for your St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations!

Waffles n' Whipped Butter

Here's a delicious recipe for homemade Belgian waffles.

Ingredients:

¾ cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup cornstarch

½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

½ tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. baking soda

¾ cup buttermilk

¼ cup milk

6 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 large egg, separated

1 tbsp. sugar

½ tsp. vanilla extract

 

Directions:

1.       Preheat your waffle iron.

2.       Mix the flour, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Measure the buttermilk, milk, and vegetable oil in a measuring cup and stir in the egg yolk. Set aside.

3.       In another bowl, beat the egg white to soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until firm peaks are obtained. Beat in the vanilla.

4.       Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and whisk until combined. Fold in the egg white mixture.

5.       Pour the desired amount of batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until the waffle is crisp and brown.

6.       Repeat with the remaining batter.

Serve and enjoy your waffles with a dollop of Foothills Creamery Whipped Butter and syrup of choice. Or for a slight twist, serve you waffles with whipped butter and a dusting of powdered and cinnamon.