Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mint Chocolate Cookies

These cookies are so delicious.  I hadn't eaten an Ande's mint in years so when we decided to make these for Christmas baskets, it turned out to be a real treat.  The only downside was it was hard to stop at eating just one cookie!  Our 'taste test' lasted about a dozen lol.  It's a good thing this recipe makes about 4 and half dozen cookies!





Mint Chocolate Cookies

Ingredients:


  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring (optional)
  • 1 bag of Andes mints (chopped)


Directions:


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt) together and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in egg and mint extract.  Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.  I added 3 drops food coloring to give it a slight green tint, but you don't have to.  I'm not a big fan of food color so just a dab was enough for me.  It's entirely optional.  Mix until evenly colored.
  • Lastly, fold in the chopped Andes mints.
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of the dough into balls, flatten (I used the lid of a mason jar), and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes.  After removing from oven, let stand on sheet for about 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool.


Adapted from a recipe found here: Crafty Corner


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2 comments:

  1. I love chocolate and mint! These look fabulous. Ans what a fun idea to color them green, so festive! Thank you for sharing them with us at Wicked Good Wednesdays, we are happy you came!

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  2. They look so delicious! Love the combo - not just for Christmas time!
    Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza - Hope to see you there again this week :)

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