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San Francisco & Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Good morning,

Had a great day in San Francisco on Saturday, but boy was it busy.  The food court at the mall was insane, and I mean insane, people were fighting over tables, it was pure craziness!

Little Jenny got most of her Christmas shopping done, but for me, I got none done, bought myself some cute things, he he, but still not a clue on what to get people.

Here are some pics from the day.

Union Square

Here’s me in front of the Christmas tree.

I love this picture of Jenny.

They were putting the wreaths up in the Macy’s windows.

The Christmas tree in Union Square.

Ice skating rink.  They were playing the Monkey’s.  It was 9:30 in the morning, so no one was skating yet.

These are dogs in the windows of Macy’s.  Every year the ASPCA has the dogs and cats in the window that are up for donation.  I think they have been doing this for over 20 years.

Oh and here’s a cat.  I love Tiger Cats.

Thats about it for our trip.  We spent a good portion of the time in the mall, which like I said was crazy busy.   Actually insane, makes you not want to shop.  We walked around for 7 hours, so I think I got my walking in!  🙂  The rain held off till I got home! Now it’s rain for the next few days!   I guess I’ll be doing a lot of baking!!

Here is a recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies I made this week. They are addicting, especially if you love mint and chocolate!!

I totally ate the batter, way to much batter, but it was good!!!  Whats up with eating cookie dough?  Why is it so good?  It’s not good for you, it has raw egg in it!  Ick!

I only used 1/2 a ice cream scoop full of the dough.  Makes for more cookies and less calories, well unless you eat the dough and more cookies.  Do you like big or small cookies?

These cookies went fast, well fast because I made my Husband take them all to work, I can’t have these hanging around the house.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies – adapted from the Toll House recipe

1 Cup whole wheat flour

1 1/4 cup of white flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup of butter softened

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 tsp. mint extract

1 2/3 cups of Toll House Mint Dark Chocolate Chips (10 oz pkg)


In a Medium size bowl add the flour, baking soda and salt.  Set a side.

In large bowl, cream butter, sugar and brown sugar until light. Beat in eggs and mint extract until smooth.  Gradually add flour mixture until combined. Stir in Chips.

Drop a rounded teaspoon of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 – 10 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 84 two inch round cookies.  Yes I got 84 cookies!

Calories per cookie:  58,  Fat:  3.3,  Cholesterol:  5.8,  Sodium:  32,   Potassium:9, Carbs:  7.6,  Fiber:  .2,  Sugar:  .05,  Protein:  .05


Have a great rest of the weekend!!!  Don’t forget to enter my free Giveaway  for a signed autograph book from Bobby Flay!

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