Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chocolate Almond Mint Cookies

I was doing a little spring cleaning today, I cleaned out the fridge and after I was done I just felt like baking. Maybe I just wanted the house to smell nice, I don't know. So I looked through my pantry and decided to put my cocoa powder, mint extract, and almond slivers to good use. In my head it sounded like a great combination and well I just love how these came out. The texture is great and the flavor even better. If you are a fan of mint chocolate you have to try this out. Its so quick and easy.


2 cups flour (I used unbleached all purpose whole wheat flour)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup unrefined sugar
1/4 cup almond slivers
2/3 cup pure maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp mint extract
3/4 cup canola oil

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix together all the dry ingredients. In a small bowl mix together the syrup, extract, and oil. Add the wet to the dry and combine with a spoon. It should be a little crumbly...If to dry add a little more oil. Mix in the almonds.  Roll the mix into about a 1 inch balls and then press flat with you palms. Place on baking sheet.  Bake for 10 minutes. Do not bake for any longer or they will dry out.  Makes 20-24. Enjoy!

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