Servings: 36

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 10

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 9 Minutes

Ready In: 50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate candy, like m&ms
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups mint chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups cinnamon chips
  • 2 tbsp. (or to taste) cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup + 1 – 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa (add the extra tablespoons if you like things extra chocolate-y, otherwise 1/3 cup is fine)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup peanut butter (swirl this in at the end, it's better if it's not totally integrated into the dough!)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 tsp. (or to taste) peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups semisweet/bittersweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, etc.
  • 2/3 cup shortening or butter*
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tbsp. water (omit if using butter)

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, water, vanilla and any other liquid flavorings (mint extract, etc.).Beat in eggs.In a medium bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and any other dry flavorings (cinnamon, etc.)
  2. Gradually add to creamed mixture and beat just until blended.Stir in chocolate chips or other add-ins.Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls into a mini-muffin tin (lightly sprayed if not non-stick) or 2 in
  3. apart on ungreased baking sheets
  4. Bake at 375 degrees (F) for 7-9 minutes
  5. Do not overbake or they will be hard instead of chewy
  6. They will be very soft, but shouldn’t look wet
  7. They will firm up as they cool
  8. I found 7 minutes was perfect for the cookies, but the bites needed 9 minutes.The bites will need to stay in the pan for about 10 minutes before they are firm enough to transfer to a rack to finish cooling
  9. Cookies should stay on the pan for about 2 minutes before you transfer to a rack
  10. Let sit for 15-30 minutes to completely cool and firm up.

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