Monday, December 1, 2014

Frosted Mint Chocolate Cookies {#1}


photo credit : taste of home

Andes Candy Frosted Mint Chocolate Cookies 
My Favorite Christmas Cookie 
(makes about 4 dozen cookies)

3/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cocoa
30 Andes Creme De Menthe Wafer Candies

Cream butter. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add milk and vanilla an beat well. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Add dry mixture to the creamed mixture. Beat until a dough forms

Use a cookie scoop or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 for 10-11 minutes (until tops begin to crack)

While cookies are baking unwrap and break in half each mint candy
Immediately after removing cookies from oven put candy piece on each hot cookie.
Remove cookies from cookie sheet to cool. After 2-3 minutes chocolate will be melted.
Lightly spread melted candy with the back of a spoon so a little green shows swirled with the chocolate. Let cool until "frosting" hardens.

From the Recipe Box of Christine Messmer (my college roommate)

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Alternate Recipe (from a cake mix) not quite as good as the original but easier
(makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies)
1 box chocolate cake mix (devil's food is a good choice)
1/2 cup cooking oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup flour
Andes Creme De Menthe Thins (28 in a box)

Combine cake mix, oil, egg and flour with electric mixer.
Use a cookie scoop or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake @ 350 for 10-11 minutes (until tops begin to crack)

While cookies are baking unwrap and break in half each mint candy
Immediately after removing cookies from oven put candy piece on each hot cookie.
Remove cookies from cookie sheet to cool. After 2-3 minutes chocolate will be melted.
Lightly spread melted candy with the back of a spoon so a little green shows swirled with the chocolate.





5 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh yes, these look amazing! I love mint and chocolate.

Dayle said...

I love chocolate/mint cookies. The Girl Scout thin mints can become an addiction. I bet these could, too.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, wow! Those look perfect!

Kris said...

Oh boy!!!
xo Kris

Just a little something from Judy said...

Am I ever thankful that I visited you here! Every cookie recipe has me eager to make it, especially the first one with the pretzels and the caramel. Thanks for taking the time to share the recipes with us. Your family is fortunate to have a baker like you.