‘Tis the season for peppermint candy – often made with artificial flavoring and food-colored with bright red stripes. This year, try something different and bake with fresh mint. The end result is just as minty, but tastes more natural. If you’ve ever had a drink with muddled fresh mint (like a mojito), that is the sort of taste you can expect when you bake with fresh mint.
My white chocolate and fresh mint brown butter cookies (they really need a shorter name) snap when you break them in half and melt in your mouth when you eat them. If you aren’t told what flavor they are in advance, they hit you with a huge surprise. By looking at them, you would never expect their minty flavor punch with the rich complexity of the browned butter.