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.
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 tsp mint extract
15-20 drops green food coloring (we used 18 drops to be exact)
1 bag (about 10 oz) Andes Mints chopped
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?