“These cookies are so good!I, too, was having problems finding the mint chocolate morsels so I called Nestle to find out why.I was told that the mint chocolate morsels were discontinued due to lack of demand for them.The Nestle customer rep did email me the instructions on how to make my own mint morsels.The following are the directions that Nestle provided.The directions are also available on the website “Very Best Baking”.To create your own mint morsels using Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels use the following recipe:
1.Place 2 cups (12-ounce pkg) Nestle Toll House semi-sweet chocolate morsels in a medium, heavy-duty plastic bag or airtight container.Add 1/4 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract; seal the bag or cover the container.Shake to coat.Store for 24 hours to allow sufficient time for the morsels to absorb the peppermint extract.The mint flavored morsels can be added directly to your recipe or melted according to morsel package directions.
2.If you don’t have 24 hours to wait, Nestle recommends adding 1/2 teaspoon pure peppermint extract and follow the steps above; however, instead of waiting 24 hours you can use the morsels immediately in your recipe.
3.If you don’t have 24 hours to wait and would like to melt the mint morsels try the following:Melt the semi-sweet chocolate morsels according to the package directions.For 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels, stir in 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract; for 2 cups, stir in 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract.Hope this information helps so you can continue to enjoy these delicious cookies.”
“I made these for Christmas, and am just now getting around to reviewing. Everyone that likes mint, loved these cookies. I did have a couple of problems with making them, but they were all operator error. The “mints” I used were actually mint chocolate chips. When they were baking, they melted and made the cookies a bit gooey, but in a good way. Great recipe. Chocolate and mint was a good mix, and a nice change from the typical cookie.”
“These were my favorite cookies for many years, perfect as an unusual Christmas Cookie.
But… the Mint Chocolate Chips were discontinued years ago.This recipe is ruined if you use the regular Mint Chips (the ones with no chocolate).Has anyone figured out where to buy or order the Mint Chocolate Chips?If not, then how much mint extract should I use?The first time I tried extract it was way too strong.”
“Like @ngdarlen, I didn’t have mint chocolate chips (and can’t ever find them at the grocery store–where does everyone else get them?!) so I used mint extract.I put it in the chocolate as I was melting it and put a little more into the batter.They are great! They break apart easily but are soft.Thanks!”
“This is a great recipe!I made a couple of changes:I used 1/4 cup of egg substitute instead of an egg, all brown sugar, and I added 1/4 cup of cocoa just to make the cookies a bit more chocolate-y.I thought they might be too minty, but they weren’t – they were perfect!Thanks for sharing – I will use this recipe from now on!”
“I had some mint chocolate chips, and was looking for a recipe to use them, came across this one and decided to try it. So I made these on 4/07/09. Instead of melting the chips over the stove the microwave was used, it was alot quicker.After mixing the batter together, I had to do a ” taste test ” 😉 the batter had a very strong mint taste. I thought “Uh Oh, these are going to havea really strong minty taste.Well after baking I ate one, and the mint taste “was right on the money ” not too strong and not too mild.If these are made again, I’m leaving out the walnuts. For me they just didn’t work well.Thanks for posting and,”Keep Smiling :)””
“Wow, really good.I will make these again.I wanted to eat them all so I was handing them out to the kids so I couldn’t have them all.Excellent cookie to bring to something… friends house, holiday gathering, pot luck.”
“These are amazing!They taste like the mint girl scout cookies!I used all brown sugar, Andes mint chocolate pieces and left out the nuts.These would be great to make ice cream sandwiches with.Thanks for the recipe!”
“This cookie is Fantastic! I used the Andes Mint Chunks, melted about half of the 10 ounce bag in the microwave and stirred in the rest. I also used all brown sugar and Butter Flavored Crisco for the butter and they were great. Thanks for sharing a great mint cookie!”
“These cookies are fantastic! They look wonderful and taste even better. They’re easy to make and definately will be made again and again at my house. Thanks!!”
“This is a true treasure, and I do not even like chocolate cookies. Not enough words to describe how good they are, but for starters, they tastelike a store bought mint chocolate candy. I did not have mint chocolate chips, so I used mint extract in place of the vanilla, and it worked beautifully. I also rolled them into balls and flattened slightly before baking, and they came out in the most perfect circle, and the tatse is superb.I am making these for my Christmas goodie trays, butI knowthey will not make it into the freezer after the kids getsight of them.I will definately whip up another batch right after I get these done because I have to let my family devour these.Thank you so much for this wonderful cookie recipe.”
“Yummy!These cookies are fantastic – soft and delicious!I couldn’t find mint chocolate chips so I used about 8 or 9 pepperminy patties and the rest regular chocolate chips and these were still fantastic!I bet they’d be even more minty with the right chocolate chips.My roomates LOVED these!Thanks Dannygirl!”
“Yummy!!We really enjoyed these cookies – crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside.Perfect amount of mint flavour!(Mint chocolate chips are hard to find around here but I will be making these cookies whenever I can find them!!)”
“These are minty and chewy.I melted the mint chips in a glass measuring cup in the microwave at 50% power for 2 minutes.This made less dishes to wash.Great cookie!”