Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mint + Chocolate

So, so, SO happy that it's fall! I've been doing a happy dance since yesterday. I have loved looking back at my blog from last year. When it was 95 degrees during the beginning of fall last year I was crying. I was missing Flagstaff autumn BIG time. Now, after a super-hot summer, 95 degrees is making me very happy. What a difference a year makes!

Autumn makes me feel like baking. Which makes me think of Christmas. Which makes me think of mint. And what goes better with mint than chocolate?

Don't try following my train of thought. I'm weird.

Anyway, I love, love, LOVE chocolate and mint together. I know some people gag at the combination, but I try to not associate with those kind of people.

I made these cookies last weekend for a dinner with my sister-in-law and my cute niece and nephew (and her sister's family), and they all seemed to really like them. So, I thought I'd share the recipe. Adam loves making these cookies because he gets to swirl the melted chocolate with a spoon. Very fun.

Andes Mint Cookies

3/4 c. butter (or margarine)
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. water

Melt in a saucepan over medium heat until melted and then add:

2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips, stirring until completely melted.

Cool for 10 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and beat in 2 eggs.

2 1/2 c. four
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together and chill for about 45 minutes. Roll into balls (like 1 - 1 1/2 inches big), flatten slightly, and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

When cookies come out of the oven, place an Andes mint on top of each cookie and allow to melt for a few minutes. Swirl the melted chocolate like icing. Allow to cool. I like to pop these in the fridge until they are cold... it's just good like that.

(Recipe and picture from Becky Higgins)


Suzzy Rice aka Grammy Gingerbread said...

Those look sooo yummy! I wish I could bake...I did a batch of oatmeal cookies when Dad was gone, but now it's 103 out again, so no oven! Too bad!!

Danyel said...

I have a recipie for mint brownies that is supper yummy. if I find it I will send it to you. oh and I am totaly with you on you train of thought.

Wilkins Family said...

Those were super yummy.