Thursday, December 13, 2012

Minty Holiday Cookies

OK...With the holidays comes decorations, wrapping presents, parties, and...BAKING!!!  One thing we usually do as tradition is bake a bunch of holiday sweet treats, make some fun stuff (cards and/or ornaments) and give them to neighbors, friends and family. 



The kids love making sugar cookies, but sometimes there's just not enough time to make those.  This year I wanted to search for something different, but still fun to wrap up and give...Something festive for the holiday season.  One of the things I found was...MINT CHOCOLATE COOKIES from Crafty Corner!

We tried baking these over the weekend, just to see how they would turn out.  Andes Mints are a key ingredient.  They are delicious!  The kids say they taste like mint chip ice cream.  YUM!  And the color makes it really fun.

  

Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp mint extract
15-20 drops green food coloring (we used 18 drops to be exact)
1 bag (about 10 oz) Andes Mints chopped

Directions:
1. Preheat over 375 degrees Farenheit.
2. Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt) together & set aside.
3. Cream butter & sugar together until smooth.
4. Beat in egg & mint extract.
5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
6. Add green food color until even in color.
7. Fold in the chopped mints.
8. Roll teaspoonfuls of dough into rounded balls, place on ungreased cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and flatten.
9. Bake 8-10 minutes.  Let stand on cookie sheet about 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

I think we made almost five dozen cookies (and some of them the kids made REAL big, so...).   Enjoy!!!  
       

These are sure to be a new family favorite now that we've tried them and the kids loved them.  Do you have any favorite Holiday Cookies?  

22 comments :

ChatterBlossom said...

MMmmmm, I love Andes mints and putting them in cookies sounds amazing!
-Jamie
http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

holly said...

Oh my gosh, those look so good! We are just going to try some boring sugar cookies haha

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

I love the color. I bet they are really yummy. I love mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Noor Unnahar said...

oh their colour is amazing :) Well I never tried minty cookies before :)
Noor @Noor's Place

Nuckin Futs Knitter said...

Those look awesome, I love the green!

Megha Varshini said...

First time I am hearing about these cookies. looks green as well. got to try it..

megha
http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

I make these every year around the holidays....my entire family loves them! You can't go wrong with Andes Mints. Ever. :)

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

YUMMY! These look totally scrumptious!! Thanks for sharing!
Angie
godsgrowinggarden.com

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Yum! I love Andes Mints, so I bet these are delicious!

Joelle Chan said...

Omg andre mints I love those! I love them and love baking too... will have to try the recipe out later, thanks for sharing...
psychicjoelle.blogspot.com

THE mom said...

You know, I don't like anything "mint" or peppermint...but those cookies really do soooo good! I think I may have to make these for my guys :-)
I'm your newest follower from An Aloha Affair...nice to "meet" you!

Nicole
http://theboyslockerroom.blogspot.com

Unifyhandmade said...

Oh my gosh, Kim. I'm totally going to give these a try!!!! Thanks for sharing :-D

frikken DUCKIE said...

Hey Kim, thanks for stopping by! I know by this post that we are going to be great friends! I LOVE mint &chocolate together so I'll be trying this recipe soon!

& hearts; Duckie.

Handmade Cuties said...

Oh my...I'm wiping the slobber off my chin. You got me drooling over these cookies!!!!

Sheryl Hastings said...

OK, I think I've just hit my favorite post of the day! These cookies look so yummy! Tomorrow I'm going to sit down and make my baking list. I think I just found something to add to it! Thanks for sharing.

Phioxee said...

that sure taste good. you're giving me a whole new idea of a gift for kiddos ;-)


Mariana said...

Now I wish i was your neighbor. :)
Yum!

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

wow those cookies look amazing!!mmmhmm

Erica Bodker said...

Yum they look and sound amazing...New follower here from Aloha Friday, would love if you could come by and join my blog hop and follow back :)
Erica
http://www.ericastartwalking.com/2012/12/sparkle-and-shine-blog-hop.html

kelekia1 said...

MMM Yummy!!! Thank you so much for joining the hop and following me!!! I followed you back. Love your blog!!!:):)

Rebecca D. Dillon said...

Sounds fantastic! I pinned this post and shared via twitter!

Additionsstyle said...

I love mint and chocolate, so they sound great together. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired