Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!

 I can't believe how fast the month is just flying by... 
here we are 6 days into the month of December and before we know it Christmas will be here!
 When I think of a favorite flavor of Christmas time, it is that of 
Peppermint, Cinnamon and Oranges

 As I was shopping in November, 
I noticed these fun Andes Peppermint baking chips.
I instantly thought of Tracy and Jade who love MINT anything.  
 Jade loves mint tea, mint gum and loves to take candy canes and break them into his hot chocolate.
Tracy's FAVORITE ice cream is "Mint Chocolate Chip"...every time we go to an ice cream shoppe, I can always count on him to pick out that flavor.
SO, I took my Double Chocolate Cookie dough recipe and made it up, 
replaced 1/2 of the chocolate chips for Peppermint chips 
and these were MORE than a hit with my family
(I had to make another batch the next day)
AND they are also SO yummy and FESTIVE for the Christmas Holidays!

If you need a quick recipe to make up to bring to a  
party or a cookie exchange, 
these are easy and definitely a very big HIT 
with the perfect amount of chocolate and mint!
Peppermint Chocolate Cookies
(cream together)
1 cube REAL butter  (1 cube of butter equals 1/2 cup)
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla

(then add in)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup plus 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch baking chips

Roll into balls and bake 350 degree oven for 14 minutes or until no longer doughy.
Remove from oven and as you pull them off the cookie sheets and put them to cool "smash" the cookies down with your spatula. Let cool on wire racks.
Make some for your family today and it will have you singing...
"It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas..." 
at your house as well!
Happy Holiday Baking!


Garden of Egan said...

Those look delicious.
Anything with mint is yum, especially chocolate!
You're amazing my friend.

Marcy said...

These look FABULOUS! ...But what's a "cube" of butter?

Kimmie said...

Hi Marcy...just wanted to let you know that 1 cube of butter equals 1/2 cup. (I fixed it on the recipe)

I hope you enjoy the cookies! Thanks for stopping by.

Ann Marie said...

I a on a mint kick too. I will have to try these this year! Yum!

Cherie said...

I have been eating anything and everything peppermint for about a month now. I never get sick of that flavor.

Cookies look good!!

Brittany H said...

Those look heavenly!
Thank you for the recipe Kimmie!!

gigi said...

I also love mint! This looks like a yummy recipe!
Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you Kimmie - I'm visiting from Tauna's blog! Looks like you two had fun playing in the chocolate!!!

Thanks for this recipe - sounds great!

blueviolet said...

You have no idea how much I love peppermint! And when it's with chocolate, be still my heart!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Coming over from Tauna's blog. Glad I came by! Those look so good!!! Though I don't make delicious cookies often, as they are my worst weakness!