These mint-chocolate cookie squares have all the deliciousness of cookies without any of the annoying requirements. All you have to do is mix up the dough, whap it in a pan, top with squares of mint chocolate, bake for 30 minutes and you will have a divine dessert good for backyard bbq's or fancy dinner parties. A dollop of whipped cream would put this over the top! I've used a 70% Mint chocolate, which came in a bar of 10 fairly large squares. I placed 9 squares on the cookie batter, finely chopped the 10th square and sprinkled it over the exposed bits of batter.
Mint-chocolate cookie squares
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 bar of mint chocolate
Grease and line with parchment paper a 7X7 inch square baking pan. Set aside
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, and baking soda.
Gradually add the flour to the butter and sugar mixture.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread the dough evenly over the base of the pan. Top with the squares of chocolate.
Bake for 30 minutes being careful not to over bake them as they will not show signs of browning.
Set aside to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely on a wire rack. Slice into 9 pieces with each piece receiving a square of chocolate.