Today is December 2nd, the first Sunday of Advent. That means that it is the beginning of holiday shopping, ugly sweater parties, and lots of baking. One struggle with being in college is that the holiday season does not really start until final exams are over- which for many may not until the week of Christmas itself!
One thing that always makes it feel like Christmas for me, even being miles from home and in the hardest weeks of my semester, is turning on some Christmas music and baking. That may sound cheesy, but it’s the truth. And it is exactly what I did this weekend
These cookies are the perfect recipe for any holiday occasion. Chances are your friends have never had a cookie quite like this, and not only are they going to be asking for seconds, but they’ll be asking for the recipe as well! Chocolate and mint combined create a delicious holiday treat that is sure to please everyone.
I hope wherever you are, you are able to take a break and enjoy some of this holiday cheer. Maybe make some cookies, and pass them on- just a thought 🙂
- 3/4 cup butter
- 1 ½ cups brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons water
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 (4.6 oz) packages Andes mints
- In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, sugar, and water- stirring occasionally.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the chocolate chips until smooth and completely melted.
- Allow the chocolate/butter mix to cool for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
- Once the chocolate/butter mix has cooled for 10 minutes, pour it into a separate medium sized bowl, and beat the two eggs into the mixture one at a time.
- Combine the dry and wet ingredients, stirring well.
- Cover and refrigerate the dough for one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350˚ and spray a cookie sheet with a light layer of non-stick cooking spray.
- Roll the dough into small balls and arrange on the cookie sheet two inches apart.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes, remove the cookies and quickly press an Andes mint into the center of each cookie. Place the cookie sheet back in the over for an additional 30 seconds then remove the cookies.
- Use a toothpick or a small knife to swirl the Andes Mint into a melted pattern.
- Allow to cool before serving and enjoy!*
Notes and Tips!:
- I suggest baking the cookies all at once the same day you make the dough. The cookies keep well once cooked, and the dough firms up after being refrigerated, making it more difficult to bake the longer you wait.
- I used two cookie sheets and alternated using them to make the process quicker.
- I suggests spraying each sheet with a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray at the beginning, however that is the only time you probably will have to apply it. I only used it once and my cookies came off the pan easily!
- If you place your cookies in the refrigerator for 30+ minutes after they come out of the oven, it helps the Andes Mint harden up much quicker.
- Source: Gimme Some Oven
- If you like this recipe, try these Rolo Crinkle Cookies, Apple Spice Cookies with Cardmon Cinnamon Frosting, and my World’s Best Cookie Bar Recipes!