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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Andes Mint Cookies

One of my favorite things during the holidays is being part of a cookie swap. Everyone gets to enjoy the treats of the season without the hard work of baking them! If you've never been part of a cookie swap, then you're in luck! Today's post is going to be a virtual cookie swap. A group of bloggers including myself are sharing our favorite cookie and treat recipes!

Mint and chocolate are the perfect combination. Andes Mints are pretty much the best {in my opinion} when it comes to mint candy. Even better - top a chocolate cookie with one... it makes for just the right amount of mint flavor without being too "toothpasty" and plenty of chocolate to keep you coming back for more! Even my husband, who is not really a mint fan, loved them!
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 ounces/1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 24 Andes Mints

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt together the butter, brown sugar, and water, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
  3. Pour the mixture into a bowl. Stir in the remaining ingredients to form a dough.
  4. Shape rounded tablespoons into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Lightly press each ball to flatten, leaving ample space between the dough balls.
  5. Bake at 350° for 9 - 11 minutes.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven, and while still hot, place an Andes Mint on top of each cookie. Allow the mint to melt, and then swirl the mint over the cookie with the back of a spoon or a knife.
Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes 

Check out some other fabulous cookie recipes to try this holiday season from some very talented bloggers!

Snowman Oreo Truffles from Repeat Crafter Me

Cereal Wreaths from Bear Rabbit Bear

Mocha Cookies from One Artsy Mama

Christmas Mice from Happy Hour Projects

Mars Bars Squares from Becoming Martha

Thin Mint Cookies from Create.Craft.Love

Soft Gingersnaps w/Pumpkin Dipping Sauce from Ladybird Ln

Marshmallow Chocolate Squares from Jessie Street Designs

Peppermint Bark from Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home

Spiced Chocolate Bark from Chase the Star

 Do you have a favorite holiday cookie recipe?
Leave a link or your recipe below in the comments section so we can check it out!

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  1. These sound SOOO amazing!! I can't wait to give them a try!

  2. I LOVE cookie swaps! I'm pinning some of these for sure!

  3. Oh my YUMM, they look so good. I see a trip to the store in my futer for the mints. ;)

  4. I do love me some Andes mints! These look so yummy:)

  5. Um, I really want to lick the screen. Seriously. I heart chocolate + mint.

  6. We LOVE these cookies! I took them to a cookie exchange this morning! Seriously, delicious! Almost impossible to eat just one :)

  7. So many great ideas! Love this.

    Our family's faves are our reindeer cookies. Here's the link:

  8. Delicious! Mint and chocolate is the best combo! Thanks so much for sharing on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap.

  9. I'm pinning this recipe because Andes mints remind me of my childhood. My mom used to keep a bowl of them in our formal living room where I'd sneak one when I could. Thanks for sharing!

  10. These all look incredible! :-) wow! Thanks for linking up!

  11. I featured your cookie this week on our Holiday Cookie Recipe Swap. I hope you'll stop by to grab your button:

  12. Easy and YUMMY cookie recipe! I've made them twice now in the last month, one time recipe made 5&1/2 dozen, the second time made 6 dozen :D (I use the ice cream scoop that is @1" & cookies still a nice size, 12 per cookie sheet.) NOT complaining as they disappear fast, but need to figure in how many mints you need 12x6=72 mints, not 24. THANKS for the great recipe!!! :D


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