Santa will forgive us any little tricks we have played on little sister when he tries our chocolate chip mint cookies.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in the egg, then the vanilla and mint. Add the green food colorin if using it.
In separate bowl, mix the flour, wheat germ and baking powder until just combined. Stir in the butter mixture and the chocolate chips.
Drop by spoonful onto lightly butter cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Use shiny cookie sheets when baking cookies, it will allow them to bake more evenly while dark sheets absorb the heat faster and will brown the crust prematurely.
North American cuisine.