A few weeks ago I had an idea for a cookie I wanted to try. It involved mint M&M's (love those things), and Oreos. I bought both said items and stashed them away where they would not be discovered and devoured by my ever-hungry clan. On Tuesday when I was checking out my favorite blogs, I saw that my cute friend Kristyn at Lil' Luna had come up with. . . guess what?
The very same cookies that I had been dreaming about creating! Is that a strange coincidence or what? If I wasn't over a decade older than she is, I woulda thunk we were twins separated at birth. LOL!
After seeing her rave about how yummy the cookies turned out, and how they tasted like Thin Mints (double yummo), I just had to give 'em a try. But of course I didn't want to be a total copycat, so I changed them up a bit. Kristyn's cookies start with a chocolate chip cookie dough, so I decided to try out a chocolate base.
The results were over the top yummy! If you love Thin Mints (who doesn't), you've gotta give these a try. With the green M&M's, they would be just perfect for St. Patrick's Day. If that's not a great excuse to eat chocolate I don't know what is.
Oreo Mint Chocolate Cookies
1 cup soft butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
20 Oreos, broken in pieces
1 pkg mint M&M's
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
Cream butter and sugars for about 3 minutes, or till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and stir in. Add Oreos, M&M's, and chocolate chips. Combine thoroughly. Roll dough in balls and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 8-10 minutes, depending on size.
-Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies
Note: I accidentally added too much flour to my cookies, so when you make these, they won't look exactly like the ones in the photo. They will spread out more. That's a good thing.