Baking Time!

December 9, 2008 at 12:21 am | Posted in Candy, chocolate, Cookies, Dessert | 3 Comments

I love, love to bake for Christmas!  It’s been a tradition of my mom and mine for awhile now and I started on it yesterday.  I just did a few easy things but it got me in the mood to bake Christmas things so I can’t wait until next weekend when I really go at it!  Yesterday I baked:

Peanut Brittle

Chess Squares

Puppy Chow

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Mint Chocolate Cookies

I had baked everything before except for the mint chocolate cookies.  They are AMAZING.  My coworkers kept eating them today more than anything else.  They truly do taste like a Thin Mint so if you like those, then you will LOVE this.  Here is the recipe from allrecipes.com:

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 36 chocolate mint wafer candies (I used Andes mints)
  • Directions

    1. In a large pan over low heat, cook butter, sugar and water until butter is melted. Add chocolate chips and stir until partially melted. Remove from heat and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted. Pour into a large bowl and let stand 10 minutes to cool off slightly.
    2. At high speed, beat in eggs, one at a time into chocolate mixture. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients, beating until blended. Chill dough about 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    4. Roll dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes. While cookies are baking unwrap mints and divide each in half. When cookies are brought out of the oven, put 1/2 mint on top of each cookie. Let the mint sit for up to 5 minutes until melted, then spread the mint on top of the cookie. Eat and enjoy!

    Pig Rating:  The pig loves chess squares, but he isn’t a mint fan so he didn’t try the cookies.

    Mrs. Pig Rating:  Everything was so good!  The chocolate mint cookies truly do taste like a Thin Mint and fresh out of the oven these are AMAZING.  This recipe makes about 40-45 cookies.

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    1. Dang girl. You’re a baking fiend! I am totally digging those candy cane cookies and I definitely have to try the choco-mint! Can you say no-toothpaste-needed? Its refreshing! Niiiiiiiice.
      /Clara

    2. I just made these too! Yours look great!

    3. see…I don’t bake well. At all. But my boyfriend would LOVE those mint cookies. I may have to try them. :0)


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