I have been on a cookie craze lately. My husband started a new job a few months ago, and has been just taking a lunch in with him each day. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to pack him a lunch, so it’s been fun to figure out what packs well and what he likes. And one thing that always goes over well are cookies. So I have been trying to have cookies on hand quite often at home. These cookies give you the perfect amount of mint flavor – a little goes into the dough itself, and then you add chocolate mint pieces throughout the cookies. Add in chocolate chunks, and you have a pretty perfect cookie, if you ask me!! These are soft cookies, just how I love them. And perfect for packing in lunch boxes! What is your favorite lunch box treat? Mint Chocolate Chunk Cookies makes about 3 dozen 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon mint extract 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chocolate chunks 1 cup Andes Mint Pieces Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and shortening. Add in both sugars and mix until light and fluffy. Add in the extract and the eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl between each addition. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture and mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chunks and mint pieces and mix until combined. Form the dough into tablespoon-sized pieces and place at least 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven until slightly crisp around the edges, 8-10 minutes.