The problem with this recipe is the use of candy in it. The corn syrup in the candy melts in the baking process, then hardens again once the cookie is cooled. The flavor is great, but the cookies are rocks. They are painful to eat now that they are cool. I suggest leaving in the mint extract, but using Andes candies instead of chocolate chips and peppermint candy.
Definitely easy to make. I used candy canes and just weighed till i got close to 1.5 ounces. I didn't have peppermint extract, but i don't think it was needed. I used the smaller cookie scooper and was able to get over 16 balls on a sheet and they didn't touch. I was able to make 48 cookies this way! Definitely a nice holiday cookie option!
Delicious, chewy and easy!